NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Pharmacy—Ph.D. Program 225 Third Year Credits PHRP 8100 Dissertation Research*** 24 PHRP 8250 Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences** 1 PHRP 8400 Graduate Seminar** 2 Fourth Year*** Credits PHRP 8100 Dissertation Research*** 24 PHRP 8400 Graduate Seminar** 2 PHRP 8900 Dissertation Defense+ 8 *HPD core course **repeatable course *** Additional years may be required to complete the dissertation research. The curriculum for subsequent years is identical to the fourth year (maximum seven years allowed for Ph.D. completion). +This course is only available to students in their final semester. Note: Graduation from the program requires the preparation and successful defense of a dissertation. Overview This sequence emphasizes laboratory research and the development of research skills that are integral to elucidation of the mechanism of action of drugs, and the extent and characteristics of those actions. Students who pursue this sequence will be primarily under the tutelage of faculty members in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, a group of researchers with expertise in pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, toxicology, neuroscience, and biochemistry. Particular areas of expertise include cardiovascular pharmacology, molecular pharmacology, central nervous system diseases, and cancer pharmacology. Course of Study Students are required to take a minimum of 60 credits, at least 36 of which must be in didactic coursework. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. Coursework aimed at filling academic gaps in a student’s background will not count toward program requirements. Both a written or comprehensive and an oral qualifying examination are required to advance to candidacy. Research, culminating in a successfully defended dissertation, is required of all students in their respective areas. Some courses may be offered in a BlendFlex model, which includes synchronous and asynchronous online learning, as well as on-campus learning and videoconferencing. At the completion of this course of study and research, students will • demonstrate the knowledge base expected at the Ph.D. level in their specialty • design and conduct independent research that adds to the understanding of their specialty • prepare and defend rational and structured proposals seeking support for their research • effectively communicate the results of their own research • be competitive for careers in academia, industry, government, or regulatory positions Molecular Medicine and Pharmacogenomics Sequence