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Accredited iPharmD™ Online at University of Colorado Denver- CU Online - Denver, CO

 

Online Doctor of Pharmacy

About the iPharmD Degrees


The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ iPharmD™ offers working pharmacists the ability to obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree - at a distance.

North American Trained PharmD (NTPD)

Summary

The NTPD program is designed to prepare pharmacists for changes in pharmacy practice, improve clinical care and medication therapy management skills, and ultimately increase career options.

The distance-delivery pathway strives to prepare licensed pharmacists in the United State or Canada (who already have a BS and RPh) to promote positive health outcomes in the patients and communities they serve.

The program will:

  • Teach pharmacists the principles of advanced pharmacotherapy and skills of medication therapy management
  • Train pharmacists to be effective and ethical problem solvers, communicators, and life-long learners

Program Structure

The NTPD program requires the completion of a total of 65 semester credits:
  • 35 semester credit hours of online didactic coursework
  • 30 credit hours of live experiential training in advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) or rotations (equivalent to 30 weeks of rotations)
    • International Trained PharmD (ITPD)

      ​​​​Summary

      The ITPD program is a mix of online and on-campus learning that can be completed as a part-time or full-time degree program. This program is designed to educate and train non-PharmD practicing pharmacists worldwide to be advocates for change toward patient-centered pharmacy care in their home communities. The ITPD program is modeled after our longstanding and successful on-campus entry-level PharmD program with online delivery modeled after our North American Trained PharmD (NTPD) Program. The curriculum is outcomes-based and emphasizes applied knowledge. **

      The program will:

      • Teach pharmacists the principles of advanced pharmacotherapy and skills of medication therapy management
      • Train pharmacists to be effective and ethical problem solvers, communicators, and life-long learners

      Program Structure

      The ITPD program requires the completion of a total of 86.5 semester credits:

      • Students are required to visit campus twice in the curriculum
        • Approximately 1 month at the start of the program and 10 months at the end of the program
        • On-campus courses include didactic and experiential coursework
      • Online courses include skills activities, teleconferenced team and case based learning, online chat sessions, and simulations
      • Online courses are offered in spring, summer and fall semesters. You are not required to take courses every semester, or to follow a specific track. You determine your course load each semester.
      • Entire program can be completed in 3 to 6 years.
      • Students are admitted once per year, in the summer semester only. The application deadline for the ITPD program is early spring for the following summer.
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