Elective Courses

Students in the PharmD program are required to complete 15 credits of elective courses before advancing to rotations.

Suggested Elective Courses for Specific Interests in Pharmacy Practice

Community Pharmacy
Phar 5270: Therapeutics of Herbal and Other Natural Medicinals
Phar 6231: Community Pharmacy Management

Pharmaceutical Care
Phar 6219: Building a Pharmaceutical Practice 
Phar 6217: Advanced Pharmaceutical Care Clinic (D)
Phar 6230: Ambulatory Pharmaceutical Care Clinic (D)

Hospital Pharmacy
Phar 6220: Pediatric Drug Therapy
Phar 6971: Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

Management
Phar 6231: Community Pharmacy Management
Phar 6232: Health System Pharmacy Management
Phar 6233: Drug Use Review and Management

Seeking approval for electives taken prior to matriculation or outside the College of Pharmacy?

Research
Students with interest in research should begin the research track. For more information, please see the Research Emphasis Area page.

Leadership
Student with interest in leadership should begin the leadership track. For more information, please see the Leadership Emphasis Area page.

All Years

SAPh/Phar 5100: Pro-Seminar

Prerequisite: Instructor consent
1 credit - Fall | Syllabus

     Course Director:
          Oscar Garza | 612-624-0124 | owgarza@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 5201: Applied Medical Terminology

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of human anatomy/physiology
2 credits - Fall/Spring | Online | Course Site | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Jody Lounsbery | 612-625-6843 | loun0015@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 5204: Drugs and the U.S. Healthcare System

Prerequisite: None
3 credits - Fall/Spring | Online | Course Site | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Anna Milone | 612-626-1772 | amilone@umn.edu (TC)

SAPh/Phar 5610: Pharmacoepidemiology

Prerequisite: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year pharmacy students or instructor consent
3 credits - Fall (odd years) | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Wendy St. Peter | 612-625-5848 | stpet002@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6150: Medicinal Chemistry Seminar

Prerequisite: Instructor Consent
1 credit - Fall/Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     
Dan Harki | 612-625-8687 | daharki@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6160: Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

Prerequisite: Instructor Consent
1 credit - Fall/Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Swayam Prabha | 612-626-3545 | prabh025@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6203: College of Pharmacy Community Outreach (TC)

Prerequisite: Current student pharmacist at CoP
1-2 credits - Fall/Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Tom Larson | 612-626-5025 | larso098@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6204: College of Pharmacy Community Outreach (Duluth)

Prerequisite: Current student pharmacist at CoP
1-2 credits - Fall/Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Tim Stratton | 218-726-6018 | tstratto@d.umn.edu (Duluth)

Phar 6230: Ambulatory Pharmaceutical Care Clinic (Duluth Only)

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Karen Bastianelli | 218-726-6026 | bast0067@d.umn.edu (Duluth)

Phar 6250: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Seminar

Prerequisite: Instructor Consent
1 credit - Fall/Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Jon Schommer | 612-626-9915 | schom010@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6260: Pharmaceutics Seminar

Prerequisite: Instructor Consent
1 credit - Fall/Spring | Course Site

Course Director:
     Timothy Wiedmann | 612-624-5457 | wiedm001@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6900: Curricular Studies for Internship and Pharmacy Employment

Prerequisite: None 
1 credit - Fall/Spring | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Gardner Lepp | galepp@d.umn.edu (Duluth)
     Jeannine Conway | pluha003@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6904: Health Coaching for Pharmacists

Prerequisites: Successful completion of PHAR 6700 and PHAR 6706
1 credit - Spring | Syllabus

     Course Director:
          Michele Rae | 612-465-9775 | mrae@umn.edu (TC)
          Stephanie Swanson | 612-626-9107 | gibbs066@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6906: Introduction to Pharmacy Research

Prerequisite: None
1 credit - Fall | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Stephanie Huang | 612-625-1372 | rshuang@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6908: Drugs of Abuse

Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry I and Phar 6702
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     David Ferguson | 612-626-2601 | ferguson@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6913: The Science and Spirit of Wellbeing

Prerequisite: None
1 credit - Spring | Online | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Meg Little | 218-726-6031 | littlem@d.umn.edu (Duluth)

Phar 6941: Leadership Best Sellers for Pharmacists

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Fall/Spring | Online | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Kristin Janke | 612-626-4648 | janke006@umn.edu (TC)

SAPh 8054: Advanced Studies in Pharmaceutical Care

Prerequisite: Instructor consent
3 credits - Fall/Spring

     Course Director:
          Advisors

SAPh 8200: Research Problems

Prerequisite: Instructor consent
1-8 credits - Fall/Spring

     Course Director:
          Advisors

SAPh 8235: Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy

Prerequisite: Instructor consent
3 credits - Fall | Syllabus

      Course Director:
          Joel Farley | 612-624-9624 | farl0032@umn.edu (TC) 
          Steve Schondelmeyer | 612-624-9931| schon001@umn.edu (TC)

SAPh 8255: Pharmaceutical Marketing

Prerequisite: Instructor consent
3 credits - Spring | Next offering Spring 2021

     Course Director: 
          Jon Schommer | 612-626-9915 | schom010@umn.edu (TC)

SAPh 8420: Social & Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice

Prerequisite: Instructor consent
3 credits - Spring

     Course Director:
          Caroline Gaither | 612-626-0811 | cgaither@umn.edu (TC)
          Raquel Rodriguez | 612-626-1163 | rodre001@umn.edu (TC)

SAPh 8702: Health System Pharmacy Survey

Prerequisite: Instructor consent
1 credit - Fall/Spring

     Course Director:
          Sue Haight | haig0015@umn.edu (TC)
          John Pastor III | 612-273-5334 | jpastor1@fairview.org (TC)

SAPh 8810: Social Psychology in Pharmacy

Prerequisite: Instructor consent
3 credits - Spring

     Course Director:
          Raquel Rodriguez | 612-626-1163 | rodre001@umn.edu (TC)

SAPh 8840: Social Measurement in Pharmacy

Prerequisite: Instructor consent
3 credits - Fall | Next offering Fall 2020

     Course Director:
          Angie Carlson | 952-944-1823 | angie@dataiq.com (TC)
          Jon Schommer | 612-626-9915 | schom010@umn.edu (TC)
          David Stenehjem | 218-726-6155 | stene032@d.umn.edu (Duluth)

Second and Third Year Only

Phar 5205: Obesity: Issues, Interventions, Innovations

Prerequisite: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year pharmacy student; student in a science or health-related graduate or professional program or instructor consent
2 credits - Spring | Online | Course Site | phar5205@umn.edu | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Anna Milone | 612-626-1772 | schu1075@umn.edu (TC)

ECP/Phar 5220: Regulatory Issues in Drug Research

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Fall | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Angela Birnbaum | 612-624-3158 | birnb002@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6208: Community-Based Immunization Delivery (Duluth Only)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phar 6720, CPR certification & bloodborne pathogen training
1 credit - Fall | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Meg Little | 218-726-6031 | littlem@d.umn.edu (Duluth)

Phar 6219: Building a Pharmaceutical Care Practice

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first year of the PharmD program
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Amanda Brummel | 612-672-5585 | arhode1@fairview.org (TC)
     Keri Hager | 218-726-6013 | khager@umn.edu (D)

Phar 6222: Advanced Pharmaceutical Compounding

Prerequisite: P2 or P3 pharmacy student or instructor permission
2 credits - Fall (TC)/Spring (TC and Duluth) | Duluth Syllabus | TC Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Landen Sanderson | lsanders@umn.edu (TC)
     Tonya Meinerding | 218-310-8977 | mein0092@umn.edu (Duluth)                               

Phar 6223: Pharmacokinetics Research Seminar

Prereq: A grade of "B" or better in Phar 6738 or instructor consent
1 credit - Fall/Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     William Elmquist | 612-625-0097 | elmqu011@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6224: Pharmacogenomics: Genetic Basis for Variability in Drug Response

Prerequisite: P2 or P3 pharmacy student or instructor permission
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Pamala Jacobson | 612-624-6118 | jacob117@umn.edu

Phar 6226: Interprofessional Diabetes Experience (TC Only in Spring 2020)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Phar 6754 & bloodborne pathogen training
2 credits - Spring | TC Syllabus

     Course Directors:
          Kylee Funk | 612-301-8316 | kafunk@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6232: Health System Pharmacy Management

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Christene Jolowsky | 612-625-0077 | jolow001@umn.edu (TC)
     John Pastor III | 612-273-5334 | jpastor1@fairview.org (TC)

Phar 6233: Drug Use Review and Management

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Fall

     Course Director:
          Angie Carlson | 952-944-1823 | angie@dataiq.com (TC)

Phar 6236: Clinical and Pharmacy Management in Modern U.S. Health-Care and Regulatory Landscape

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Fall | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Andrew Shim | shimx008@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6937: Foundations of Leadership

Prerequisite: Successful completion of PHAR 6700, 6715 and 6730
2 credits - Fall | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Kerry Fierke | 218-726-6027 | kkfierke@d.umn.edu (Duluth)
     Todd Sorensen | 612-625-8645 | soren042@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6938: Developing Adaptive Leadership

Prerequisite: Phar 6937
1 credit - Spring | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Kerry Fierke | 218-726-6027 | kkfierke@d.umn.edu (Duluth)
     Todd Sorensen | 612-625-8645 | soren042@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6962: Ethics in Pharmacy Practice

Prerequisite: P2 or P3 pharmacy student or instructor permission
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

     Course Director:
          Tim Stratton | 218-726-6018 | tstratto@d.umn.edu (Duluth)

Phar 6964: Clinical Toxicology

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of anatomy & physiology
1 credit - Spring  (Odd Years) | Syllabus

     Course Director:
          Kelly Sioris | 952-852-4625 | sior0003@umn.edu (TC)
          Leo Sioris | 952-852-4604 | siori001@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6968: Seminar in Critical Care

Prerequisite: None
1 credit - Spring (Even Years) | Syllabus

     Course Director:
          Debra Skaar | 612-626-3005 | skaar006@umn.edu (TC)

 

Third Year Only

Phar 5230: Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Research

Prerequisite: 3rd year pharmacy students or instructor consent
2 credits - Fall | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Mark Kirstein | 612-624-5689 | kirst002@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 5270: Therapeutics of Herbal and Other Natural Medicinals

Prerequisite: Organic chemistry and pathophysiology of disease states
2 credits - Fall | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Rick Kingston | 952-852-4606 | kingston@umn.edu (TC)

ECP 5620: Drug Metabolism and Disposition

Prerequisite: Successful completion of PHAR 6702, 6722 and 6726
3 credits - Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     L'Aurelle Johnson | 612-624-5430 | joh02745@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6217: Advanced Pharmaceutical Care Clinic (Duluth Only)

Prerequisite: None
2 credit - Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Karen Bastianelli | 218-726-6026 | bast0067@d.umn.edu (Duluth)

Phar 6220: Pediatric Drug Therapy

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Jacob Brown | 218-726-6028 | jtbrown@d.umn.edu (Duluth)
     Paul Jensen | 651-220-6809 | paul.jensen@childrensmn.org (TC)

Phar 6231: Community Pharmacy Management

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Spring (Next Offering TBD) | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Oscar Garza | 612-624-0124 | owgarza@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6301: Veterinary Pharmacotherapy

Prerequisite: None
1 credits - Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Ann Philbrick | 612‐626‐8053 | philb020@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6902: Foundations for Integrative Mental Health and Psychiatric Practice

Prerequisite: Member of the mental health focus area
2 credits - Fall | Syllabus

     Course Director:
          
Amy Pittenger | 612-625-7629 | alp@umn.edu

Phar 6903: Assessment and Management of Psychiatric Disorders

Prerequisite: Member of the mental health focus area and completion of PHAR 6902
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

     Course Director:
          
Amy Pittenger | 612-625-7629 | alp@umn.edu

Phar 6905: Applied PsychPharmacotherapy

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

     Course Director:
          
Jeff Bishop | 612-625-5435 | jrbishop@umn.edu

Phar 6907: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in HIV Care

Prerequisite: HIPAA and standard precautions training
1 credit - Spring | Spring

     Course Directors:
          Melanie Nicol | 612-301-9511 | mrnicol@umn.edu
          Amy Pittenger | 612-625-7629 | alp@umn.edu

Phar 6939: Leading Change Experience I

Prerequisite: Phar 6700, 6715, 6937, and 6938
1 credit - Fall | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Kerry Fierke | 218-726-6027 | kkfierke@d.umn.edu (Duluth)
     Todd Sorensen | 612-625-8645 | soren042@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6940: Leading Change Experience II

Prerequisite: Phar 6939
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Kerry Fierke | 218-726-6027 | kkfierke@d.umn.edu (Duluth)
     Todd Sorensen | 612-625-8645 | soren042@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6961: Women's Health

Prerequisite: PHAR 6752
2 credits - Fall | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Courtney Murphy-Bakken | murp0809@d.umn.edu (Duluth)
     Sarah Westberg | 612-625-4632 | swestber@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6970: Immunization Tour (TC)

Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in Phar 6770; completion of CPR
1 credit - Fall | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Ann Philbrick | 612-626-8053 | philb020@umn.edu (TC)
     Donald Uden | 612-624-9624 | udenx001@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6971: Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Shellina Scheiner | 612-626-4135 | sche0353@umn.edu (TC)
     Mike Swanoski | 218-726-6019 | mswanosk@d.umn.edu (Duluth)