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Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy Practice | Curriculum


This certificate program will comprise two calendar years of education and training at the MUSC and affiliated health-system partners. Although the program is designed for two years duration, a student may apply for an extension when they are making progress toward completion but require additional time. However, due to the F-1 visa requirements, an extension due to a delay in completion will only be considered if caused by compelling academic or medical reasons, such as changes of major or research topics, unexpected research problems or documented illnesses. For all students, a written timetable for certificate completion will be maintained.


Year Semeser Course Credit Hours
1 Fall CPPC-698 Preparation for Internship I 2
    CPPC-712 Pharmacotherapy I  4
    CPPC-816 Pharmacotherapy III 4
    CPPC-834 Applied Community Pharm Lab 1
      Total Semester Hours 11
1 Spring CPPC-699 Preparation for Internship II 2
    CPPC-714 Pharmacotherapy II  4
    CPPC-818 Pharmacotherapy IV 5
    CPPC-805 Pharmacy Law & Ethics 3
    CPPC-836 Clincal Assessment Lab 1
      Total Semester Hours 15
2 Fall CPPC-901-943 Curricular practical training courses 12-16
    CPPC-950 Grand Rounds 0.5
      Total Semester Hours 12.5-16.5
2 Spring CPPC-901-943 Curricular practical training courses 12-16
    CPPC-950 Grand Rounds 0.5
      Total Semester Hours 12.5-16.5
      Total Credit Hours 55

Note: A total of 28 units in Curricular Practical Training (CPT) must be completed for the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate Program. 

Classroom hours per week: Variable depending on semester
Practical training hours per week: Variable depending on semester
Number of CPT per semester: Variable depending on semester and the professional meetings to be attended by the student.
Total units to complete the program: 55.0