Building an Integrated Modular-Based Curriculum for the Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Curriculum within a Doctor of Pharmacy program is spread out over a number of years, which challenges Faculty to design an integrated learning experience that meets current practice guidelines. Approaching this challenge with organ systems and disease states as the focal points of an integrated modular-based curriculum will result in improved learning and can overcome this challenge.

Developing the managerial and administrative infrastructure to ensure that all Faculty involved in the redesign of a Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum is a much more captivating challenge. This particular challenge must be addressed at the onset of this significant initiative. Further, as curriculum within the Doctor of Pharmacy program undergoes radical change, it will affect the required inter-disciplinary courses and intra-disciplinary exchanges that help build the integrated modular-based curriculum.

While the Accreditation Standards and Key Elements for the Professional Program in Pharmacy Leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree guideline describes the requirements of a college of pharmacy and that of a modern curriculum, this presentation sets out to explore strategy to meet the needs of the guideline. Fundamental to the redesign of curriculum is an in-depth understanding of what constitutes foundational knowledge. Foundational knowledge established in tiers is the cornerstone of an integrated modular-based curriculum.

Intended audience

  • ​Pharmacists
  • Faculty of Pharmacy

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the importance of establishing tiers of foundational knowledge to effectively design an integrated modular-based curriculum
  2. Identify a method to appropriately package the accreditation standards and key elements to effectively design an integrated modular-based curriculum
  3. Describe aspects of a successful administrative and managerial infrastructure required to pursue the task of curriculum reform
  4. Restate a series of important questions fundamental to the pursuit of curriculum reform
  5. Outline the core elements for introducing a new subject (e.g., compounding)  into an integrated modular-based curriculum
Financial support: 

An unrestricted educational grant has been provided by MEDISCA Inc.

Hardware/software requirements

High speed internet connectivity and an updated internet browser is required to attend the webinar. The broadband recommended is 1 Mbps or better. The minimum browser requirements to attend the webinar are:

  • Google Chrome v39 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox v34 or later
  • Internet Explorer v8 or later
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Apple Safari v6 or later
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.10 CEU (ACPE)
  • 1.00 Contact Hours
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
Disclosure: MEDISCA, Consultant


Compounding Pharmacist and Co-Founder, Family Care Pharmacy
Disclosure: Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Surveyor; MEDISCA, Consultant

Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Doylestown Hospital
Disclosure: MEDISCA, Consultant
CE Program Developer
Disclosure: MEDISCA, Consultant
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
Disclosure: MEDISCA, Consultant

CPE Credits: 1 CPE hours = 0.1 CEUs
Joint Accreditation Status (University of Florida College of Pharmacy/LP3 Network)
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
UAN: 0012-9999-17-098-L04-P for Pharmacists
Release Date: March 17th, 2017.
Expiration Date: March 17th, 2020.

To receive CPE credits for the webinar, participants must be in attendance during the entire webinar, complete a learning assessment with a score of 70%, and submit a completed evaluation.

Participants registered in the United States can obtain a statement of credit from their NABP e-Profile. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credits to the CPE Monitor. Participants registered other than in the United States will receive a statement of credit by email.

International participants should verify with their respective governing board for accreditation equivalency. 

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