Full Meeting Minutes: http://umanitoba.ca/admin/governance/media/2017_05_17_Senate_Agenda_v2.pdf
Nothing too extravagant this meeting, but the one main piece of information pertinent to science is the change to the Pharmacy program of Rady College. Up till now, Pharmacy was a Bachelors Degree, now it is changing to a PharmD program to fit in with the rest of universities that have done similarly.
The Changes put in place were discussed in senate:
• Prerequisite credit hours before admission will increase to 60 credit hours (minimum 2 years) from 30 credit hours in the B.Sc. (Pharmacy) program.
• The Pharm.D. program at the College of Pharmacy will be 4 years, consisting of 144 credit hours of a new and enhanced curriculum.
• The new curriculum will expand the breadth and depth in clinical and advanced therapeutics, scientific literature evaluation, pharmacogenetics, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, skills laboratories, simulation training, and indigenous health.
• Experiential learning components of the program will increase to 1600 hours (40 weeks) from 640 hours in the B.Sc. (Pharmacy) program. Fourth-year students will spend their final year of the program in various experiential rotations as “Pharmacy Interns”.
• Interprofessional learning and service learning components will be added to the program, and this will be coordinated with other Colleges in the RFHS.
• The new Pharm.D. program proposed by the College of Pharmacy will meet the CCAPP accreditation standards for Pharmacy education.