Elective Courses

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

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

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

Phar 5200: Drugs and the U.S. Healthcare System

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

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

Phar 5201: Applied Medical Terminology

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

Course Director:
     Jody Lounsbery | 612-302-8200 | loun0015@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 5206: Applied Health Literacy and Communication

Prerequisite: Knowledge of medical terminology recommended
3 credits - Fall/Spring/Summer | Online | Course Site | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Ann Lowry | lowry009@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 5207: Applied Leadership in Health Care

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

Course Director:
     Kerry Fierke | 218-726-6027 | kkfierke@d.umn.edu (Duluth)

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)

MedC 5245: Introduction to Drug Design

Prerequisite: Consent of Course Instructor
3 credits - Fall (odd years) | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Carston Wagner | 612-625-2614 | wagne003@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6150: Medicinal Chemistry Seminar

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

Course Director:
     
Carrie Haskell-Luevano | 612-626-9262 | chaskell@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6160: Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

Prerequisite: Honors: 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: None
1-3 credits - Fall/Spring | Syllabus

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

Phar 6204: College of Pharmacy Community Outreach (Duluth)

Prerequisite: None
1-3 credits - Fall/Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Olihe Okoro | 218-726-6036 | ookoro@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: Honors: Instructor Consent
1 credit - Fall/Spring

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

Phar 6260: Pharmaceutics Seminar

Prerequisite: Honors: Instructor Consent
1 credit - Fall/Spring

Course Director:
     Jayanth Panyam | 612-624-0951 | jpanyam@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 6901: Pharmaceutical Care Experience

Prerequisite: 1st year Pharmacy student
1 credit - Spring | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Keri Hager | 218-726-6013 | khager@umn.edu (Duluth)
     Anita Sharma | sharm235@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6906: Introduction to Pharmacy Research

Prerequisite: None
1 credit - Fall | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Catherine St. Hill | 612-624-4084 | sthil001@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/Summer | Online | Syllabus

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

Phar 6966: Food Medicine: Contemporary Issues

Prerequisite: None
1 credit - Fall | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Derek Jennings | 218-726-6063 | drj@d.umn.edu (Duluth)

Second and Third Year Only

Phar 5205: Obesity: Issues, Interventions, Innovations

Prerequisite: Biochemistry and physiology suggested
2 credits - Fall/Spring | Online | Course Site | phar5205@umn.edu

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

SAPH/Phar 5610: Pharmacoepidemiology

Prerequisite: None
3 credits - Fall (odd years) | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Yusuf Akeem | 612-873-6829 | yusuf054@umn.edu (TC)
     Wendy St. Peter | 612-625-5848 | stpet002@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:
     Laura Palombi | 218-726-6066 | lpalombi@d.umn.edu (Duluth)

Phar 6219: Building a Pharmaceutical Care Practice

Prerequisite: None
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: None
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: None
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

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

Phar 6226: Interprofessional Diabetes Experience

Prerequisite: Phar 6754 & bloodborne pathogen training
2 credits - Spring | Duluth Syllabus | TC Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Sarah Westberg | 612-625-4632 | swestber@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 6236: Clinical/Pharmacy Management in Modern U.S. Health-Care and Regulatory Landscape

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Fall

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

Phar 6249: Addiction Medicine, Substance Abuse, and Chemical Dependency

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Fall | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Dan Berkner | 320-249-1850 | berkn018@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6937: Foundations of Leadership

Prerequisite: None
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 | Duluth Syllabus | TC Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Kerry Fierke | 218-726-6027 | kkfierke@d.umn.edu (Duluth)
     Kristen Janke | 612-626-4648 | janke006@umn.edu (TC)
     Todd Sorensen | 612-625-8645 | soren042@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6964: Clinical Toxicology

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of anatomy & physiology
1 credit - Spring | Syllabus

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

Third Year Only

Phar 5230: Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Research

Prerequisite: None
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, 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: None
3 credits - Spring

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

Phar 6217: Advanced Pharmaceutical Care Clinic (Duluth Only)

Prerequisite: None
1 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 | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Oscar Garza | 612-624-0124 | owgarza@umn.edu (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 6301: Veterinary Pharmacotherapy

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Spring | Primarily Online | Syllabus

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

Phar 6939: Leading Change Experience I

Prerequisite: Phar 6937 & 6938
1 credit - Fall | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Kerry Fierke | 218-726-6027 | kkfierke@d.umn.edu (Duluth)
     Kristen Janke | 612-626-4648 | janke006@umn.edu (TC)
     Todd Sorensen | 612-625-8645 | soren042@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6940: Leading Change Experience II

Prerequisite: Phar 6937, 6938, & 6939
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Kerry Fierke | 218-726-6027 | kkfierke@d.umn.edu (Duluth)
     Kristen Janke | 612-626-4648 | janke006@umn.edu (TC)
     Todd Sorensen | 612-625-8645 | soren042@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6961: Women's Health

Prerequisite: Endocrinology pharmacotherapy
2 credits - Fall | Syllabus

Course Directors:
     Jean Moon | 612-730-7212 | jmoon@umn.edu (TC)
     Megan Undeberg | 218-726-6039 | undeberg@d.umn.edu (Duluth)

Phar 6962: Ethics in Pharmacy Practice

Prerequisite: None
2 credits - Spring | Syllabus

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

Phar 6968: Seminar in Critical Care

Prerequisite: Honors: Instructor Consent
1 credit - Spring | Syllabus

Course Director:
     Dawn Carlson | 218-245-1088 | carls126@d.umn.edu (Duluth)
     Debra Skaar | 612-626-3005 | skaar006@umn.edu (TC)

Phar 6970: Immunization Tour (TC)

Prerequisite: CPR training
1 credit - Fall

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)