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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008


Dean Stephen Leslie of the College of Pharmacy has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council proposed changes to the College of Pharmacy chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the college approved the changes on October 24, 2005. The dean approved the changes on October 25, 2005, and submitted them to the secretary. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on April 10, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on April 10, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on May 2, 2006, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on May 9, 2006.

Greninger signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on May 2, 2006. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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CHANGES TO THE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008


On page 19, under the heading GRADUATION, in the GRADUATION UNDER A PARTICULAR CATALOG section in the University chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


College of Pharmacy. A pharmacy student [may] must graduate under the catalog in effect immediately preceding the student’s admission to the college or the catalog covering any academic year in which he or she was enrolled in the professional curriculum in the college. Whichever catalog they choose, students must complete all degree requirements within seven years of the end of the two-year period covered by that catalog. For example, a student who chooses to graduate according to the requirements in the 2004–2006 catalog must do so by the end of the summer session 2013.

RATIONALE: Since the professional program may change during a students study in the college, it may be to their professional advantage to graduate under the new curriculum (provided they have completed all components of the new curriculum). Nevertheless, the student also has the right to graduate under the catalog under which they entered. The bottom line is that they must graduate under one catalog or the other, not a hybrid of the two. The change above was suggested by Dan Knauft in the Registrar’s Office to allow for a straight-forward degree check under one catalog or the other.


On page 520, under the heading ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION, in the ADMISSION TO THE PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM section in the College of Pharmacy chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


ADMISSION TO THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL YEAR

Admission to the professional curriculum is competitive. [The Admissions Committee evaluates the quality of scholarship indicated by the applicant’s grade point average and PCAT score. In evaluating the applicant’s academic record, the committee pays particular attention to the courses required for admission to the college. Letters of recommendation, extramural service activities, work experience, and the interview and essay writing help the committee to assess leadership potential, knowledge of and commitment to the pharmacy profession, and communication skills. Interviews are generally granted only to applicants with competitive grade point averages and test scores.]

BASIC ADMISSION CRITERIA

1. Scholarship, as indicated by grade point average and Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores. In evaluating the applicant’s academic record, the committee pays particular attention to the courses required for admission.

2. Personal statement.

3. Letters of recommendation.


ADDITIONAL PERSONAL FACTORS

1. Extracurricular activities that demonstrate community involvement and leadership potential.

2. Honors and awards.

3. Interview. Applicants are screened for interview based on academic record, exposure to the profession, special life circumstances, and any other compelling factors. If the student is invited for an interview, then other factors are considered; these include but are not limited to the following:


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a. The essay written on site
b. Knowledge of and motivation for pharmacy as a career
c. Lifelong learning strategies
d. Critical thinking skills


4. Special life circumstances; these include but are not limited to the following:
a. Single parent
b. Socioeconomic status of family
c. First generation attending college
d. Overcoming adversity
e. Resident of an underserved area of the state or an area with a health professions shortage
f. Race and ethnicity
g. Cultural background
h. Other information in the file


Because the University is a public institution, strong preference is given to applicants who are legal residents of Texas and to applicants from states without colleges of pharmacy. Applicants are strongly encouraged to examine the admission statistics published by the college at http://www.utexas.edu/pharmacy/admissions/ad_stats.html and to contact the college’s Office of Admissions for advice prior to submitting an application for admission.

Application deadlines. The priority application deadline is February 1; the final deadline is March 1. Students are admitted for the fall semester only.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. The applicant should have completed at least sixty-three semester hours, and must have completed the following forty-five:
a. Nine hours of biology, including cellular and molecular biology, structure and function of organisms, and genetics
b. Eight hours of general chemistry with laboratory
c. Three hours of freshman-level rhetoric and [composition] writing
d. Three hours of sophomore-level survey of American, British, or world literature
e. Three hours of mathematics (including both differential and integral calculus)
f. Three hours of statistics
g. Eight hours of organic chemistry with laboratory
h. Four hours of microbiology with laboratory
i. Four hours of physics with laboratory


2. The remaining semester hours should include[1]
a. Six hours of American history
b. Six hours of American government, including Texas government
c. Three hours of fine arts or humanities coursework chosen from archaeology, architecture, art (including art education, art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, humanities, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance
d. Three hours of social and behavioral sciences coursework chosen from anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, psychology, sociology, and social work


3. The applicant must fulfill the foreign language requirement given on page 526 before seeking admission to the professional curriculum.

4. The applicant must remove all deficiencies in high school units by the means prescribed in General Information before seeking admission to the professional curriculum.



[1. Because of the intensity and structure of the professional curriculum, it is strongly recommended that students complete all the University’s basic education requirements except the substantial writing requirement before enrolling in the College of Pharmacy. The substantial writing requirement is fulfilled by coursework within the professional curriculum.]


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RATIONALE:The admissions section has been changed to reflect the ‘holistic’ approach that is currently used by the College in considering applicants for admission. This language was developed in direct consultation with Bruce Walker over two years ago, but we were too late to get it in the previous version of the catalog.


On page 523, under the heading ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, in the ACADEMIC STANDARDS IN THE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY section in the College of Pharmacy chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


COURSE LOAD AND SEQUENCE OF WORK

1. To progress to the final-year internship courses, the student must have completed all basic education requirements and all required and elective pharmacy courses except those in the internship year.
2. Because internship courses are offered on the pass/fail basis only, students should have attained both the University and the College of Pharmacy grade point average of at least 2.00 required for graduation before they begin the internship semester(s).
3. If a conflict arises between University requirements and a student’s employment, the student must resolve the conflict in favor of the University requirements.
4. A student who is not on academic probation must take at least twelve semester hours during any long-session semester [or at least six semester hours during the summer session]. The only time this policy is not enforced is in the fall semester of the third professional year.
5. A student on academic probation must take at least twelve semester hours during any long-session semester or at least six semester hours during the summer session in order to clear academic probation.
6. Students may not take courses for degree credit at another institution without prior approval from the dean of the College of Pharmacy.
7. All students seeking to reenter the College of Pharmacy after having been placed on academic dismissal must make formal application through the Admissions Committee. [Readmission is based largely on the student’s performance and] The application is processed through the Admissions Committee with recommendations from the Academic Performance Committee and the approval of the dean.


RATIONALE: The statement is changed to reflect current practice and reflects a thorough process of review of all re-applicants that have been dismissed based on academic performance. Both the Academic Performance Committee and the Admissions Committee are advisory to the Dean of the College, who makes the final decision on re-admission.


On pages 527-528, under the heading DEGREES, in the PRESCRIBED WORK section in the College of Pharmacy chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


PREPROFESSIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL COURSEWORK

The following courses are required. The sequences of coursework given here show the usual order in which courses are taken to fulfill prerequisite requirements and illustrate the feasibility of completing requirements for the degree within six calendar years. Students who depart significantly from these sequences may need more time to complete their coursework, because most courses are taught only once a year and because in a given semester the scheduled meeting time of a required course may conflict with the times of other courses not listed here.

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First Preprofessional Year

Fall Semester

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  [BIO 211, Introductory Biology: Cell Biology
2]
  [BIO 212, Introductory Biology: Genetics and Evolution
2]
BIO 311C, Introductory Biology I
3
  CH 301, Principles of Chemistry I
3
  M 408C, Differential and Integral Calculus
4
  RHE 306, Rhetoric and [Composition] Writing
3
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
[14] 13


Spring Semester

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  [BIO 214, Introductory Biology: Structure and Function of Organisms
2]
BIO 311D, Introductory Biology II
3
  CH 302, Principles of Chemistry II
3
  CH 204, Introduction to Chemical Practice
2
  M 316, Elementary Statistical Methods
3
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
[10] 11


Second Preprofessional Year

Fall Semester

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  BIO 325, Genetics
3
  CH 310M, Organic Chemistry I
3
  E 316K, Masterworks of Literature
3
  PHY 302K, General Physics—Technical Course: Mechanics, Heat, and Sound
3
  PHY 102M, Laboratory for Physics 302K
1
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
13


Spring Semester

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  CH 210C, Organic Chemistry Laboratory
2
CH 310N, Organic Chemistry II
3
  General microbiology with laboratory
4
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
9


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First Professional Year

Fall Semester

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  PHR 341C, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
3
  PHR 342C, Physical and Chemical Principles of Drugs
3
  PHR 142P, Physical and Chemical Principles of Drugs Laboratory
1
  PHR 343C, Function and Anatomy of Human Systems I
3
  PHR 143M, Basic Medicinal Chemistry Principles
1
PHR 143P, Basic Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Laboratory
1
  PHR 244C, Pharmacy Administration [I]
2
  PHR 144P, Pharmacy Administration Laboratory
1
  PHR 249A, Introduction to Pharmacy
1
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
16


Spring Semester

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  PHR 249B, Introduction to Pharmacy
1
  PHR 251C, Macromolecular Chemistry and Biotechnology
2
  PHR 352C, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
3
  PHR 152P, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics Laboratory
1
  PHR 253C, Function and Anatomy of Human Systems II
2
PHR 253D, Principles of General Pathology
2
  PHR 153M, Basic Pharmacology Principles
1
  PHR 356C, Pharmaceutics I
3
  PHR 156P, Pharmaceutics I Laboratory
1
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
16


Second Professional Year

Fall Semester

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  PHR 163C, Introduction to Drug Information
1
  PHR 365E, Pharmacotherapeutics IA
3
  PHR 565F, Pharmacotherapeutics IB
5
  PHR 165P, Pharmacotherapeutics I Laboratory
1
  PHR 366P, Pharmacy Ethics and Professional Communications2
1
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
13


Spring Semester

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  PHR 364D, Pharmacy [Administration II]and the Health Care System2
3
  PHR 375E, Pharmacotherapeutics IIA
3
  PHR 275F, Pharmacotherapeutics IIB
2
  PHR 375G, Pharmacotherapeutics IIC
3
PHR 175P, Pharmacotherapeutics II Laboratory
1
  PHR 176P, Experiential Pharmacy Practice and Patient Counseling
1
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
13


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Summer Session

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  PHR 385E, Pharmacotherapeutics IIIA
3
  PHR 285F, Pharmacotherapeutics IIIB
2
  PHR 185P, Pharmacotherapeutics III Laboratory
1
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
6


Third Professional Year

Fall Semester

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  PHR 183F, Basic Intravenous Admixtures
1
  PHR 183G, Basic Intravenous Admixtures Laboratory[, or 183J, Advanced Intravenous Admixtures Laboratory]
1
  PHR 284E, Pharmacy Law
2
  PHR 386D, Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy
3
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
7


Spring Semester

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  PHR 390S, Applied Pharmacokinetics
3
  PHR 392S, Patient Assessment Skills Laboratory
3
  PHR 394F, Pharmacoeconomics
3
  PHR 394R, Drug Literature Evaluation and Biostatistics
3
  PHR 396F, [Advanced Pharmacotherapy] Pharmacogenomics
3
PHR 296P, Advanced Pharmacotherapy Laboratory
2
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
17


Fourth Professional Year3

Summer Session

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  PHR 693C, Acute Care Pharmacy Practice I
6
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
6


Fall Semester

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  PHR 693E, Elective in Pharmacy Practice I
6
  PHR 693N, Institutional Pharmacy Practice
6
  PHR 693P, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice
6
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
18


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Spring Semester

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


  PHR 693S, Selective in Pharmacy Practice I
6
  PHR 694C, Acute Care Pharmacy Practice II
6
  PHR 694E, Elective in Pharmacy Practice II
6
 
TOTAL, REQUIRED COURSES
18



2. Pharmacy 366P and 364D are interchangeable to allow for space limitations in the Pharmacy 366P laboratory area.
3. The order in which these fourth-year internships are taken is at the discretion of the College of Pharmacy.



RATIONALE: The changes in the biology sequence and rhetoric are consistent with the changes that have occurred in course structure at The University of Texas. Title changes (Health Care Systems; Pharmacogenomics) are consistent with the content of the courses as currently offered. All students now take the 183G Basic Intravenous Admixtures Lab, and so the advanced lab (183J) is no longer offered.