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PHAR: Pharmacology

7601. Medical Pharmacology for Health Sciences I (3)
Lectures only. P: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in science or health profession; consent of chair. Survey of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects, and pharmacotherapeutic principles of drugs affecting autonomic, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and central nervous systems.
7602. Medical Pharmacology for Health Sciences II (3)
Lectures only. P: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in science or health profession; consent of chair. Survey of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects, and pharmacotherapeutic principles of anesthetic, antimicrobial, antineoplastic, endocrine, and other therapeutic agents. Includes toxicology and treatment of poisonings.
7603. Pharmacology for Health Sciences (4)
P: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in science or health professions or consent of chair. Survey of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and adverse effects of drugs in various categories.
7604. Pharmacology for Health-Related Sciences (5)
P: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in science or health professions or consent of chair. Survey of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and clinical aspects of drugs including clinical case conferences.
7605. Seminar (1) Formerly PHAR 6605
May be repeated. P: Admission to a BSOM graduate program or consent of chair. Formal presentation and exchange of research ideas and scientific journal articles by faculty, distinguished guest speakers, and students will also be periodically critiqued.
7609. Introduction to Pharmacology (3) Formerly PHAR 6609
P: PHLY 7702 or BIOC 7301 or consent of chair. History and scope of pharmacology; pharmacokinetics including the quantitative principles of uptake, distribution, biotransformation and elimination of drugs; and pharmacodynamics including dose-response relationships, and cellular mechanisms of drug actions.
7610. Basic Mechanisms of Drug Action (3) Formerly PHAR 6610
P: PHAR 7609 or BIOC 7301 or PHLY 7702 or consent of chair. Fundamental mechanisms by which drugs affect physiology and biochemistry of living systems at macromolecular, cellular, organ, systemic, and multisystemic levels related to the pharmacotherapeutic actions of drugs.
7614. Research Procedures I (2)
P: Admission to graduate program in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology or consent of chair. Scheduled, fixed time assignment of new graduate students to the research laboratories of various department faculty members. Introduces new students to research programs of each department faculty member, prepares them for selection of an appropriate dissertation advisor and also develops and assesses basic research skills.
7615. Research Procedures II (2) Formerly PHAR 6615
May be repeated. P: PHAR 7614; admission to the graduate program in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Directed research in the laboratory of the faculty member assigned for direction of preliminary studies for dissertation research.
7640. Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System (3) Formerly PHAR 6640
P: BIOC 7301 or PHLY 7702 or consent of chair. Basic neuropharmacological principles. Theories dealing with mechanisms of action of CNS drugs. Causes and treatment of major psychiatric and neurological disorders and basis of drug abuse taught through directed literature readings and class presentations and discussions.
7660. Cardiovascular Pharmacology (3) Formerly PHAR 6660
P: PHLY 7702 or BIOC 7301 or consent of chair. Pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics of cardiovascular diseases through directed literature readings, class presentations and discussions.
7665. Pedagogy in Pharmacology (2)
P: Successful completion of doctoral candidacy exam in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology; consent of chair. Instruction, mentoring, and supervision in teaching of topics in pharmacology to health science, doctoral, and/or medical students.
7670. Advanced Research Techniques (3) Formerly PHAR 6670
P: PHAR 7609; PHAR 7610 or consent of chair. Advanced lab techniques in biomedical research. Molecular cloning, protein methods, equilibrium binding analysis, enzyme assays, microscopy, isolated tissue preparations, anesthesia, stereotaxic surgery, and behavioral paradigms.
7680. Toxicology (3)
P: PHLY 7702 or BIOC 7301 or consent of chair. Principles of toxicology and the mechanisms that underlie toxic effects from the subcellular to the organism level will be discovered. In addition, patterns of toxicity of specific chemicals will be discussed, as well as how those results can be employed in risk assessment.
7777. Practical Problems in Biometry (3)
P: College algebra; admission to a BSOM graduate program or consent of chair. Provides working knowledge of experimental design, analysis of variance, and other techniques.
8601. Medical Pharmacology I* (5)
Lectures, small-group conferences, and computerassisted labs. P: BIOC 7301; PHLY 7702; or consent of chair. Survey of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects, and pharmacotherapeutic principles of drugs affecting autonomic, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and central nervous systems.
8602. Medical Pharmacology II (5)
Lectures, small-group conferences, and clinical practicum. P: PHAR 8601. Survey of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects, and pharmacotherapeutic principles of anesthetic, antimicrobial, antineoplastic, endocrine, and other therapeutic agents. Includes toxicology and treatment of poisonings.
9000. Dissertation Research (3-12)
May be repeated. May count for a maximum of 36 s.h. This course is graded S or U and is not included in meeting the cumulative “B” average required for graduation.
9001. Dissertation: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting dissertation research may only register for this course during the summer.