The University of Kentucky is one of a few universities in the United States to offer a PharmD/MPH dual degree program. The dual degree program is designed to enable students to obtain both the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Master of Public Health in 4 years, by using the PharmD elective course time efficiently and decreasing the number of credit hours necessary for graduation from 206 to 186.
The PharmD/MPH degree is designed to prepare students to become effective leaders, practitioners, researchers and educators in pharmacy and in public health. The College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky offers a wide breadth of training opportunities to produce graduates that succeed in the challenging public health environment. Students can take advantage of this broad expertise to specialize in:
The PharmD program in the UK College of Pharmacy includes learning and the practice of health education and prevention of disease, which complements the overall definition of public health and the MPH program. Specific outcomes for students in the PharmD program relating to the public health mission include:
PharmD graduates will have a knowledge base in pathophysiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacokinetics, pharmacotherapy, pharmacy health-care systems, and pharmacy practice that will enhance the curriculum outcomes of the MPH program. This knowledge, in combination with fundamental public health principles in the five core areas should prepare graduates to make significant contributions to the health of citizens in our state and nation.
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