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Pharmacy Leadership and Administration

Curriculum

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Above, longtime friends and colleagues Roger W. Anderson, DrPH, R.Ph., FASHP, and Harold N. Godwin, B.S.Pharm., M.S., FASHP, FAPhA, are flanked by residents of The Houston Program residents. Godwin provided the keynote lecture during the kickoff celebration for the Roger W. Anderson Pharmacy Leadership Institute endowment in May 2017.

The two-year M.S. curriculum will consist of leadership training, health-systems pharmacy administration, research, and business-related coursework. Theses and projects will be developed in conjunction with real-world questions from healthcare institutions. A summary of the curriculum is shown below.

The objectives of the M.S. program will be to deliver a comprehensive graduate education in pharmacy leadership and administration, provide didactic and experiential training in pharmacy practice and administration; and train pharmacists for research and scholarly activities in pharmacy practice.

MS Degree Curriculum Overview

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Coordination with Residency Training

Through an active steering committee, learning objectives and logistics of the M.S. program are coordinated with the learning objectives and site logistics of the residency programs. A summary of the goals and objectives of the residencies are shown below.

Interested applicants are encourgaged to visit all sites offering the PGY1/PGY2 in Health-system Pharmacy Administration. For specific questions on the residency components, please visit the residency pages of the participating TMC health systems and contact the residency program directors for additional details.

Degree Requirements

The MS program is offered by the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research (PPTR). The curriculum focuses on Pharmacy Leadership and Administration in Health-System Pharmacies. The student must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours (Cr Hr) for the M.S. degree, including a major thesis/project. In accordance with the University of Houston guidelines, the department may approve a maximum of 9 Cr Hr of transfer credits from another institution. 

UH Graduate Catalog

Total 13 Hours
Required Coursework Hours
PHLA 6100 Leadership Seminar (Taken 4 times)
1
PHLA 6321 Intro to Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Management
3
PHCA 6320 Medication Safety and Quality Improvement
3
PHCA 7199 Master Thesis (Taken 3 times)
1
Total 20 Hours
Prescribes Electives Hours
ACCT 6331 Financial Accounting
3
PHCA 6198 Special Problems (Taken 2 times)
1
PHCA 6298 Special Problems (Taken 3 times)
2
PHCA 7306 Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Quality
3
PHCA 7308 Biostatics and Experimental Design
3
PHCA 6313 Pharmacy Workforce Competency
3
Total 3 Hours
Open Elective Hours
Elective can be selected from any available options for the student.
3

Suggested Degree Plan

Fall I Hours
PHCA 6298 Special Problems
2
PHCA 7308 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
3
PHLA 6100 Leadership Seminar
1
ACCT 6331 Financial Accounting
3
PHLA 6321 Intro to Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Management
3
Spring I Hours
PHCA 6198 Special Problems
1
PHCA 6298 Special Problems
2
PHCA 7199 Master Thesis
1
PHLA 6100 Leadership Seminar
1
PHLA 6306
Summer I Hours
PHCA 6320 Medication Safety and Quality Improvement
3
Fall II Hours
PHLA 6100 Leadership Seminar
1
PHCA 6298 Special Problems
2
PHCA 7199 Master Thesis
1
Elective
3
Spring II Hours
PHLA 6100 Leadership Seminar
1
PHLA 6313 Pharmacy Workforce Competency
3
PHCA 7199 Master Thesis
1
PHCA 6198 Special Problems
1

Residency Plan

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