Wayne State University

Doctor of Pharmacy - Bridge Graduate Certificate in Public Health Practice Dual Title Program

The dual title program is designed to develop the ability to apply public health theory and practice in analyzing community health problems and health care delivery services.  Courses taken in the dual title program are credited towards the MPH degree, and students are able to pursue remaining coursework for the MPH degree following completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

Eligibility: 

Second Year (P2) Doctor of Pharmacy students who have a Bachelor's degree with a Doctor of Pharmacy Program GPA above 3.0.

Admission Requirements:

Students are to apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate Program in the Fall of their P2 year.  Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and the School of Medicine. Admission information is available at http://familymedicine.med.wayne.edu/mph-admissions.php

The following are admission requirements:

  1. Grade Point Average: An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, with a 3.0 or higher in course work in mathematics, the social sciences and the natural sciences.
  2. College Level Math:  A grade of B or better in Mat 2010 – Calculus or its equivalent.  This course is a prerequisite for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.
  3. Graduate Record Exam: Doctor of Pharmacy students who have a Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) composite score above the 75%tile with each sub score above the 50%tile can apply for a waiver of the GRE requirement.  All other students must take the GRE Exam.

Demonstration of English Proficiency within the last two years: Applicants who graduated from non-US colleges or universities are required to demonstrate English proficiency either by completing a degree at an accredited US institution or in a country where English is the native language; or by passing the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or equivalent test such as the International English Language Test System (IELTS).

Required Application Documents:

· Curriculum Vitae/Résumé

· Personal Statement (< 500 words) describes the applicant's reasons for applying to the Program, interest and background in the field of public health, and long-term academic and professional goals.

·Three letters of Recommendation from former lecturers, supervisors and/or professional colleagues are submitted online by an applicant's references.

  • The letters need to be current, signed and printed on letterhead, and should include a description of how long and in what capacity the referee knows the applicant.
  • The letters should provide information about the applicant's experiences, skills and interests in public health and/or related fields.
  • The letters should provide information about the applicant's ability to be successful in a public health graduate program.
  • The letters may include information about the applicant's interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively, motivation, organizational abilities and aptitude in research.
  • Those who wish to complete the Graduate Certificate in conjunction with the PharmD degree must be second year (P2) Doctor of Pharmacy students with an earned undergraduate degree, and have current enrollment in the Doctor of Pharmacy program with a GPA above 3.0. 

Program Description:

Students will take the Bridge Graduate Certificate in Public Health coursework concurrently with the Doctor of Pharmacy coursework.  A total of 16 credits are required in this Graduate Certificate program, consisting of 14 foundational coursework credits and 2 elective credits (all indicated by orange highlighting).  The program is designed to grant dual credit such that the first 6 credits of foundational coursework taken in the Graduate Certificate program will count towards the professional electives required in the PharmD program, and 2 predefined credits from the required coursework of the PharmD program (PPR 6235) can be used to meet elective requirements of the Graduate Certificate program.  

Renewed PharmD Curriculum 2016

First Professional Year

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Prerequisites

FALL P-1

PHA 4105

Pathophysiology I

3

P1 Standing

PSC 4115

Pharmaceutics I

3

P1 Standing

PSC 4125

Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences:  Medicinal Chemistry / Pharmacology / Immunology

3

P1 Standing

PHA 4125

Drug Literature and Foundations of Research

3

P1 Standing

PPR 4115

Social Administrative Sciences and Professional Development I:  Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession

2

P1 Standing

 

Semester Credit Hours

14

 

WINTER P-1

PHA 4205

Pathophysiology II

2

PHA 4105   P1 Standing

PSC 4215

Pharmaceutics II

2

PSC 4115

P1 Standing

PSC 4225

Autonomic Pharmacology

2

PSC 4125

P1 Standing

PHA 4225

Principles of Pharmacotherapy I:  Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Allergy, Ophthalmology, and Basic Self-Care

4

PHA 4105

P1 Standing

PHA 4235

Pharmacotherapeutic Problem Solving I: Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Allergy, Ophthalmology, and Basic Self-Care

2

P1 Standing

PPR 4245

Patient Care Lab I

1

P1 Standing

PPR 4255

Social Administrative Sciences and Professional Development II:  Healthcare Systems and Social Aspects of Pharmacy

2

P1 Standing

 

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

SPRING P-1

PPR 4315

Pharmacy Jurisprudence

2

P1 Standing

PPR 4365

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I

1

P1 Standing

 

Minimum Semester Credit Hours

3

 

 

P-1 Minimum Accumulated Credits

32

 

Bachelor of Health Sciences with a concentration in Pharmaceutical Sciences awarded for students who have completed a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours at WSU

Second Professional Year

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Prerequisites

FALL P-2

PSC 5115

Pharmacokinetics

2

P2 Standing

PHA 5115

Principles of Pharmacotherapy II: Nephrology, Cardiology

5

P2 Standing

PHA 5125

Principles of Pharmacotherapy III: Endocrinology, Gynecology, Urology

4

P2 Standing

PHA 5135

Pharmacotherapeutic Problem Solving II: Nephrology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gynecology, Urology

2

P2 Standing

PPR 5145

Patient Care Lab II

1

P2 Standing

PPR 5155

Social Administrative Sciences and Professional Development III: Practice Management

2

P2 Standing

PPR 5165

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II

1

P2 Standing

 

Minimum Semester Credit Hours

17

 

WINTER P-2

PPR 5215

Applied Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics

2

PSC 5115

P2 Standing

PHA 5215

Principles of Pharmacotherapy IV: Infectious Diseases

4

P2 Standing

PHA 5225

Principles of Pharmacotherapy V:  Neurology, Psychiatry

4

P2 Standing

PHA 5235

Pharmacotherapeutic Problem Solving III: Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Psychiatry

2

P2 Standing

PPR 5245

Patient Care Lab III

1

P2 Standing

PPR 5255

Social Administrative Sciences and Professional Development IV: Medication Use Process – Pharmacist Responsibility

2

P2 Standing

PPR 5265

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience III

1

P2 Standing

 

Minimum Semester Credit Hours

16

 

 

Minimum P-2 Year Credits

33

 

 

Minimum Accumulated Credits

65

 

SPRING/SUMMER P-2

FPH 7320

Social Basis of Health

3

Dual Title Admission

FPH 7010*

Introduction to Public Health

1

Dual Title Admission

 

Minimum Semester Credit Hours

3-4

 

 

P-2 Minimum Accumulated Credits

68-69

 

Student meeting admission criteria may apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Public Health Program in the Fall Semester P2 year.

*  May be offered Spring/Summer semester or may be offered Fall semester

Third Professional Year

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Prerequisites

FALL P-3

PHA 6125

Principles of Pharmacotherapy VI: Oncology, Advanced Immunology

3

P3 Standing

PPR 6115

Applied Therapeutics in Self-Care

2

P3 Standing

PHA 6135

Pharmacotherapeutic Problem Solving IV: Oncology and Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

3

P3 Standing

PPR 6145

Patient Care Lab IV

1

P3 Standing

PPR 6155

Social Administrative Sciences and Professional Development V: Pharmacy Practice Development

3

P3 Standing

PPR 6165

PPR 6175

Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience OR Hospital Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

2

P3 Standing

FPH 7010*

Introduction to Public Health

1

Dual Title Admission

FPH 7240

Epidemiology

3

Dual Title Admission

 

Minimum Semester Credit Hours

17-18

 

WINTER P-3

First Seven Week Block

PHA 6235

Pharmacotherapeutic Problem Solving V: Drug Induced Diseases

2

P3 Standing

Second Seven Week Block

PPR 6295

Clinical Capstone

2

P3 Standing

Courses Taken for Entire Semester

PPR 6235

Social Administrative Sciences and Professional Development VI: Public Health and Population Based Care

Replaces PPR 6290

2

P3 Standing

PPR 6245

Pharmacy Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Replaces PPR 6180

2

P3 Standing

PSC 6285

Pharmacy Seminar

1

P3 Standing

PPR 6165 PPR 6175

Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience OR Hospital Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

2

P3 Standing

FPH 7420

Principles of Environmental Health

3

Dual Title Admission

 

Minimum Semester Credit Hours

14

 

 

Minimum P-3 Year Credits

31-32

 

 

Accumulated Credits for Program

100

 

*  May be offered Spring/Summer semester or may be offered Fall semester

      PPR 6165 and PPR 6175 are offered both semesters of the P-3 year with ½ of students alternating between each course

Fourth Professional Year

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Prerequisites

Students must complete 5 required APPE courses and 2 elective APPE courses over the academic year

FPH 7015‡

Biostatistics

4

Dual Title Admission

PPR 7410

Advanced Practice Patient Care 1 (Inpatient Acute Care)

4

P4 Standing

PPR 7420

Advanced Practice Patient Care Core

4

P4 Standing

PPR 7430

Ambulatory Care

4

P4 Standing

PPR 7550

Advanced Practice General Hospital

4

P4 Standing

PPR 7560

Advanced Practice General Community

4

P4 Standing

PPR 7530

Advanced Practice Elective (Patient Care )¶

4

P4 Standing

PPR 7540

Advanced Practice Elective (Non-Patient Care)¶

4

P4 Standing

 

Total Credits for Year

32

 

 

Accumulated Credits for Program

132

 

‡ Offered Fall Semester.  It is recommended students use first rotation of the fall semester as their off rotation while taking FPH 7015.

¶ Student must take5 required APPE courses and 2 APPE Electives.  The two electives courses can be taken in any combination [i.e. 2 patient care electives (PPR 7530), 2 non-patient care electives (PPR 7540), or 1 of each type (PPR 7530 and PPR 7540)].

Bridge Graduate Certificate in Public Health: Summary

Required Foundational Coursework (14 credits total)

  • FPH 7010 Introduction to Public Health (Seminar in Public Health)  1 cr
  • FPH 7015 Biostatistics  4 cr
  • FPH 7240 Epidemiology 3 cr
  • FPH 7420 Principles of Environmental Health 3 cr
  • FPH 7320 Social Basis of Health 3 cr

Approved elective Course work dually counted from the Doctor of Pharmacy Program (2 credits)

  • PPR 6235 (replaces PPR 6290) Population-Based Medication Management (2 cr)