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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE DOCTOR OF PHARMACY IN THE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY CHAPTER OF THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012

Dean M. Lynn Crismon of the College of Pharmacy has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the proposed changes to the doctor of pharmacy program in the College of Pharmacy chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. These changes reflect changes made in D 6805-6812. The faculty of the college approved the changes on November 23, 2009, and the dean of the college approved the changes on November 29, 2009. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on March 31, 2010, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. 1

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 an 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 April 9, 2010.



Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on March 31, 2010.


1Updated on April 8, 2010, because this legislation requires THECB approval since there is a change in the number of hours for degree completion.


PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE DOCTOR OF PHARMACY IN THE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY CHAPTER OF THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Doctor of Pharmacy

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
Course Number Changes:
In our original submission for the 2010–2012 catalog (D 6805-6812), we indicated that in order to conduct an orderly phase-in of the new curriculum and phase-out of the old curriculum, we would be submitting course change approvals in a stepwise fashion. That original submission had a number of PHRXXX placeholders, and a significant number of those placeholders are replaced with actual course numbers below (since the course submissions have been made). In addition, in working with Official Publications, a number of legacy issues were addressed by changing existing course numbers. For those changes, the old course number simply shows a strike-through, and the new number is listed in the full curriculum at the end of this document.

Course Title Changes: The following course title changes have been proposed to more accurately reflect content or to use more contemporary pharmacy language (e.g. “pharmacotherapeutics” instead of “pharmacotherapy”; “interprofessional” instead of “interdisciplinary”)
1. PHR 242DA, Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
2. PHR 242DB, Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
3. PHR 153M, [Basic] Pharmacology Principles
4. PHR 356C, Pharmaceutics [I]
5. PHR 156P, Pharmaceutics [I] Laboratory
6. PHR 266P, Pharmacy Professional Communications
7. PHR 262D, Nonprescription [Pharmacotherapy] Pharmacotherapeutics I
8. PHR 371S, Integrated Basic and Applied Pharmacokinetics
9. PHR 171P, Integrated Basic and Applied Pharmacokinetics Laboratory
10. PHR 176E, [Interdisciplinary] Interprofessional Ethics
11. PHR 377H, [Clinical Skills – Institutional] Institutional Clinical Skills
12. PHR 287H, [Ambulatory Care Clinical Skills Laboratory A] Clinical Skills: Community Care
13. PHR 295R, [Drug Literature Evaluation and Biostatistics] Advanced Evidenced-Based Practice
14. PHR 693N, [Institutional] Advanced Health System Pharmacy Practice
15. PHR 693P, [Ambulatory Care] Advanced Community Pharmacy Practice

Altering Course Format/Delivery (without changing credit hours):
16. PHR 263C, Drug Information and Drug Literature 2 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR163C, Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice 1 hour
PHR163P, Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice Laboratory 1 hour

17. PHR 2XX, Introduction to Clinical Skills 2 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR 177G, Introduction to Clinical Skills 1 hour
PHR 177P, Introduction to Clinical Skills Laboratory 1 hour

18. PHR 2XX, Non-Prescription Pharmacotherapy II 2 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR 172E, Nonprescription Pharmacotherapeutics II 1 hour
PHR 172P, Introduction to Clinical Skills Laboratory 1 hour

Consolidating Course Offerings (without changing credit hours):
19.
PHR 265E, Pharmacotherapeutics IA 2 hours
PHR 465F, Pharmacotherapeutics IB 4 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR 665E, Pharmacotherapeutics 6 hours

20.
PHR 375E, Pharmacotherapeutics IIA 3 hours
PHR 375F, Pharmacotherapeutics IIB 3 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR 675E, Pharmacotherapeutics II 6 hours

21.
PHR 385E, Pharmacotherapeutics IIIA 3 hours
PHR 385F, Pharmacotherapeutics IIIB 3 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR 695E, Pharmacotherapeutics III 6 hours

Changing Two Semester Sequence to One Semester Course (without changing credit hours)
22.
PHR 2XX, Ambulatory Care Clinical Skills Laboratory A 2 hours
PHR 2XX, Ambulatory Care Clinical Skills Laboratory B 2 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR 287H, Clinical Skills: Community Care 2 hours
Plus two SCH of professional electives

23. Under “Admissions to the Professional Curriculum”, addition of a transfer statement to clarify the process. Several personal factors have been added to considerations for admission.

24. Under “Admission Requirements” and “Prescribed Work”, clarification of how Pharmacy Students will meet the new Core Requirements for the University.

25. Under “Prescribed Work” the number of semester credit hours associated with the program now specifies 213 SCH.

26. Technical standards for completion of the pharmacy curriculum and the practice of pharmacy have been added.

27. Under “Professional Electives” the number of SCH’s have been increased from four to six.

Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made. pages 601-603, 609-611

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
Course Number Changes: In our original submission for the 2010–2012 catalog (D 6805-6812), we indicated that in order to conduct an orderly phase-in of the new curriculum and phase-out of the old curriculum, we would be submitting course change approvals in a stepwise fashion. That original submission had a number of PHRXXX placeholders, and a significant number of those placeholders are replaced with actual course numbers below (since the course submissions have been made). In addition, in working with Official Publications, a number of legacy issues were addressed by changing existing course numbers. For those changes, the old course number simply shows a strike-through, and the new number is listed in the full curriculum at the end of this document.

Course Title Changes: The following course title changes have been proposed to more accurately reflect content or to use more contemporary pharmacy language (e.g. “pharmacotherapeutics” instead of “pharmacotherapy”; “interprofessional” instead of “interdisciplinary”)

Altering Course Format/Delivery (without changing credit hours):
16. PHR 263C, Drug Information and Drug Literature 2 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR163C, Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice 1 hour
PHR163P, Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice Laboratory 1 hour
Rationale: As the design of this course proceeded, it was determined by the faculty that the optimal format would involve splitting this 2SCH course into a 1SCH didactic course and a 1SCH laboratory course. The nature of the content (group-based literature searching and reporting; database analysis; peer-critique) dictates that a hands-on laboratory is necessary. This does not change the SCH’s, only the approach.

17. PHR 2XX, Introduction to Clinical Skills 2 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR 177G, Introduction to Clinical Skills 1 hour
PHR 177P, Introduction to Clinical Skills Laboratory 1 hour
Rationale: As the design of this course proceeded, it was determined by the faculty that the optimal format would involve splitting this 2SCH course into a 1SCH didactic course and a 1SCH laboratory course. The nature of the content (learning to read patient charts, immunizations, CPR certification) dictates that a hands-on laboratory is necessary. This does not change the SCH’s, only the approach.

18. PHR 2XX, Non-Prescription Pharmacotherapy II 2 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR 172E, Nonprescription Pharmacotherapeutics II 1 hour
PHR 172P, Introduction to Clinical Skills Laboratory 1 hour
Rationale: As the design of this course sequence proceeded, it was determined by the faculty that the optimal format would involve splitting the second 2SCH course into a 1SCH didactic course and a 1SCH laboratory course. The nature of the content (home diagnostic & testing kits, durable medical products, etc.) dictates that a hands-on laboratory is necessary. This does not change the SCH’s, only the approach.

Consolidating Course Offerings (without changing credit hours):
19.
PHR 265E, Pharmacotherapeutics IA 2 hours
PHR 465F, Pharmacotherapeutics IB 4 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR 665E, Pharmacotherapeutics 6 hours

20.
PHR 375E, Pharmacotherapeutics IIA 3 hours
PHR 375F, Pharmacotherapeutics IIB 3 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR 675E, Pharmacotherapeutics II 6 hours

21.
PHR 385E, Pharmacotherapeutics IIIA 3 hours
PHR 385F, Pharmacotherapeutics IIIB 3 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR 695E, Pharmacotherapeutics III 6 hours
Rationale: The faculty felt that these highly integrated modular courses would best be offered as larger courses allowing for complete immersion in discussing management of one disease state at a time, rather than fragmenting them over multiple courses during the semester. We have ten years of experience in modular teaching involving immersion and are confident that this is pedagogically the most sound approach. This does not change the SCH’s, only the approach.

Changing Two Semester Sequence to One Semester Course (without changing credit hours)
22.
PHR 2XX, Ambulatory Care Clinical Skills Laboratory A 2 hours
PHR 2XX, Ambulatory Care Clinical Skills Laboratory B 2 hours
-Has been changed to:
PHR 287H, Clinical Skills: Community Care 2 hours
Plus two SCH of professional electives
Rationale: A major component of this course is for students to be certified in MTM (medication therapy management). Originally, it was felt that the process involved in certification would take two long semesters, but efficiencies built into the program allows it to be comfortably completed in one semester. In addition, reducing this to a one-semester course would allow us to split the class so that half take it in the fall and half in the spring. This optimizes the utilization of our ambulatory care sites and preceptors across the State. The other 2SCH was converted to elective coursework for the students, thus expanding their opportunities to explore practice areas. The elective requirement in the curriculum thus goes from 4 SCH to 6 SCH.

Changes to Catalog Narrative Text:
23. Under “Admissions to the Professional Curriculum”, addition of a transfer statement to clarify the process. Several personal factors have been added to considerations for admission.
Rationale: Although we have a transfer process in place, this addition makes it clear to the prospective transfer student that they must qualify through our regular admission process, which also determines their placement in the curriculum. Based on feedback from the Admissions Committee, the additional factors added to the holistic evaluation of applicants has been expanded to include pharmacy experience, teaching and mentoring experience, and research experience.

24. Under “Admission Requirements” and “Prescribed Work”, clarification of how Pharmacy Students will meet the new Core Requirements for the University.
Rationale: In working with the School for Undergraduate Studies, we clearly define within the text how the core requirements will be phased in for PharmD admits.

25. Under “Prescribed Work” the number of semester credit hours associated with the program now specifies 213 SCH.
Rationale: The professional sequence requires 147 hours (141 hours required and 6 hours of electives). The pre-pharmacy course requires 45 hours. The University wide core requires 18 hours. This legislation adds a signature course, which adds 3 hours to the overall major.

26. Technical standards for completion of the pharmacy curriculum and the practice of pharmacy have been added.
Rationale: Our accrediting body, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) requires under 2007 Standard #18 that technical standards be stated for the practice of pharmacy (and thus necessary to complete the accredited curriculum). Technical standards are not specifications as admission requirements; rather they are to inform the applicant of what is expected in terms of such elements as physical dexterity, visual acuity, communication skills, etc., so that concerns & accommodations can be proactively addressed. Our Technical Standards have been reviewed and approved by UT Legal.

27. Under “Professional Electives” the number of SCH’s have been increased from four to six.
Rationale: Under change #22 above, the two-semester sequence Ambulatory Care Clinical Skills Laboratory has been reduced to a single two-hour course. The other two hours have been added to the professional electives requirement, thus leaving the total hours unchanged.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how? No.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. N/A.

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain. Only in that it allows for an orderly phase-in of all core requirements without disadvantaging students who completed (or are completing) their Prepharmacy requirements under previous catalogs. The specifics have been worked out with the School of Undergraduate Studies over the past several months.
Person communicated with: Larry Abraham, UGS
Date of communication: Throughout Fall-09 and Spring-10.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain. No.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department Approval Date: NA
College Approval Date: November 23, 2009
Dean Approval Date: November 29, 2009

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.