PHM488H1: Independent Study Course in Social and Administrative Pharmacy

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Combined Pharm D-MBA program and is intended to provide a pharmacy- and health-related context for compulsory courses taken in the first year of the MBA. Students will work with a selected supervisor to identify a topic of interest related to social and administrative pharmacy and relevant to management sciences. A minimum of three written assignments will be required, based on readings and learning activities assigned by the supervisor. Students will work with the course coordinator prior to the start of term to determine a topic area of interest (e.g., organizational behaviour, economics, operations, marketing, etc). Based on these interests, the Coordinator of the Combined PharmD-MBA program will work with the student to identify a faculty supervisor to work with the student in development of a program of study customized to that student’s unique interests. The objective of this course is to facilitate application of core management courses to pharmacy and health care specific situations, and to support students in development of competencies related to social and administrative pharmacy.