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Integrated pharmaceutical medicine is the scientific discipline concerned with the discovery, development, formulation, delivery, pharmacologic and toxicologic evaluation, registration and scientific monitoring of drug entities for the benefit of public health.
Master of Science (M.S.) Program
The M.S. degree in integrated pharmaceutical medicine at NEOMED requires a total of 45 credit hours, including 16 credit hours of the core curriculum offered to Ph.D. students, 9 credit hours of electives (for a total of 25 didactic credits), 10 hours of pharmaceutical medicine research and 10 hours of thesis work, culminating in a written thesis and thesis defense.
The basic curriculum for an M.S. degree in IPM is 45 total semester hours composed of 25 hours of didactic coursework and 20 hours of research/thesis credit.
Transitions to Pharmaceutical Medicine*
Pharmaceutical Medicine Seminar*
Responsible Conduct of Research*
Principles of Drug-Body Interaction
Pharmaceutics with Lab
Human Structure for Pharmacy
Molecules to Cells
Brain Mind and Behavior
Human Development and Structure
Physiological Basis of Medicine
Patient Care for the M.D.-Ph.D.
Thesis Research (M.S. students only)
Dissertation Research (Ph.D. students only)
The IPM curriculum is designed to allow flexibility for individual students. A program of study that is tailored to the student’s research goals will be developed by the student’s advisor working with the Program Director. Enrolled students can also take graduate courses offered by Kent State University, the University of Akron, Cleveland State University, and Youngstown State University.
M.D./PH.D. & PHARM.D./PH.D. Dual Degree Programs
Students wanting to pursue a dual degree take the Transitions to Pharmaceutical Medicine course in lieu of the curriculum required for direct entry. The Transitions to Pharmaceutical Medicine course transitions the professional student from a primarily didactic learning environment to one that is problem solving with instruction by members of the graduate faculty. There are two, two-hour sessions per week for the 16 week semester. The course emphasizes topics such as drug discovery and development, and drug delivery and drug effi cacy, followed by two weeks of integration and assessment.
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