Pharmacology

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    Departmental Courses

    PCOL:8203 (071:105) - Pharmacology for Health Sciences: Medical
    Fall semesters - 5 s.h. 

    An advanced course for medical students that covers the basic principles of pharmacology, mechanisms of drug action, and how these provide the basis for therapeutic applications of drugs.  

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    PCOL:8240 (071:111) - Basic Pharmacology for Dental Students
    Spring semesters - 3 s.h. 

    An advanced course for dental students that covers the basic principles of pharmacology, mechanisms of drug action, and how these provide the basis for therapeutic applications of drugs.

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    PCOL:6204 (071:115) - Pharmacology for Health Sciences: Nurse Anesthetists
    Fall semesters - 5 s.h. 

    An advanced course for nurse anesthetist students that covers the basic principles of pharmacology, mechanisms of drug action, and how these provide the basis for therapeutic applications of drugs.

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    PCOL:2120 (071:120) - Drugs: Their Nature, Action, and Use
    Spring semesters - 2 s.h.

    An introductory course for undergraduate students that covers the basic principles of drug action and drug toxicity.  Agents discussed include antibiotics, oral contraceptives, sedatives, stimulants, hallucinogens, narcotics, steroids and various over-the-counter products.  This course is designed for students with a minimal science background.

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    PCOL:8225 (071:125) - Pharmacology for Health Sciences: Physician Assistants
    Fall semesters - 6 s.h. 

    An advanced course for physician assistant students that covers the basic principles of pharmacology, mechanisms of drug action, and how these provide the basis for therapeutic applications of drugs.  

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    PCOL:4130 (071:130) - Drug Mechanisms and Actions
    Spring semesters - 3 s.h. 

    An intermediate level course that covers the basic principles of pharmacology and the mechanisms of action for a variety of drugs.  This course is open to undergraduate students with a solid background in biochemistry and human physiology.  

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    PCOL:5135 (071:135) - Principles of Pharmacology
    Spring semesters - 1 s.h. 

    An advanced course for graduate students covering the basic pharmacological principles underlying drug absorption, drug distribution throughout the body, drug-receptor interactions, drug metabolism, and drug elimination and how these processes determine drug dosing.  Mathematical approaches to drug receptor interactions and multi-compartment distribution models are also discussed. 

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    PCOL:5136 (071:136) - Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics
    Spring semesters - 1 s.h. 

    An advanced course for graduate students covering the impact of genetic variation on the actions and metabolism of drugs. Genomic approaches to studying drug action and database search techniques to identify variants are also discussed. 

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    PCOL:5137 (071:137) - Neurotransmitters
    Spring semesters - 1 s.h. 

    An advanced course for graduate students covering the mechanisms of neurotransmission.  The course focuses on mechanisms of synthesis, release, action, and degradation of important neurotransmitters, their major CNS pathways and disease states involving each neurotransmitter system.    

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    PCOL:6207 (071:138) - Ion Channel Pharmacology
    Spring semesters - 1 s.h. 

    An advanced course for graduate students covering semi-quantitative approaches to ion channel physiology and pharmacology.  Discussions include physical principles, classification, and structure / function relationships for major voltage-gated ion channels that facilitate the application of abstract concepts to physiological, pharmacological and general biological problems. 

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    PCOL:8180 (071:180) - Pharmacology for Pharmacy Students I
    Spring semesters - 3 s.h. 

    An advanced course for pharmacy students covering the basic principles of pharmacology, mechanisms of drug action, and how these provide the basis for therapeutic applications of drugs.  

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    PCOL:8181 (071:181) - Pharmacology for Pharmacy Students II
    Fall semesters - 3 s.h. 

    A continuation of 71:180.  

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    PCOL:4199 (071:199) - Undergraduate Research in Pharmacology
    Fall and Spring semesters

    Experimental research under faculty supervision in department laboratories.

    PCOL:6090 (071:203) - Pharmacology Research
    Fall and Spring semesters 

    Research for pharmacology graduate students conducted in the laboratories of department faculty. 

    PCOL:6080 (071:204) - Pharmacology Seminar
    Fall and Spring semesters - 1 s.h. 

    Seminar presentations by graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty and other scientists from outside of the department. 

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    PCOL:6208 (071:208) - G Proteins & G Protein-coupled Receptors
    Spring semesters - 1 s.h. 

    An advanced course for graduate students covering the structure and function of small molecular weight G proteins, heteromeric G proteins and the G protein-coupled receptors.

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    PCOL:6209 (071:209) - Steroid Receptor Signaling
    Spring semesters - 1 s.h. 

    An advanced course for graduate students covering structure-function relationships as well as the genomic and non-genomic actions of the steroid hormone receptor family. The basis for actions of novel new ligands on these receptors is also discussed. 

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    PCOL:6099 (071:210) - Special Topics in Pharmacology
    Fall and Spring semesters 

    Independent study in pharmacology. 

    PCOL:6015 (071:215) - Topics in Neuropharmacology
    Fall semesters - 1 s.h. 

    Discussions of recent advances in neuropharmacology, developmental neurobiology, neuronendocrinology, and related neurosciences. 

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    PCOL:6020 (071:220) - Topics in Pharmacogenomics
    Fall semesters - 1 s.h.

    Discussioin of recent advances in pharmacogenomics, pharmacogenetics, and related genetic fields.

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    PCOL:6025 (071:225) - Topics in Cell Signaling and Cancer
    Spring semesters - 1 s.h.

    Discussion of recent advances in cell signaling mechanisms, mechanisms of cancer, cancer biology, and related sciences.

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    PCOL:6030 (071:231) - Topics in Cardiovascular Pharmacology
    Spring semesters - 1 s.h.

    Discussion of recent advances in cardiovascular pharmacology,  metabolic pharmacology, and related sciences.

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    PCOL:6035 (071:235) - Topics in Pain and Analgesia
    Fall and Spring semesters - 1 s.h. 

    Discussion of recent advances in pain research and therapy through review of current literature. 

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    PCOL:6250 (071:250) - Advanced Problem Solving in Pharmacological Sciences
    Fall and Spring semesters - 1 s.h. 

    Discussions of methodologies, strategies and approaches commonly used to solve research problems in the pharmacological sciences.  Based upon discussions, students employ interpersonal problem solving skills to develop experimental plans of study for solving contemporary scientific problems in the pharmacological sciences.

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    PCOL:6203 (071:302) - Pharmacology for Graduate Students
    Fall semesters - 6 s.h. 

    An advanced course for graduate students that covers the basic principles of pharmacology, mechanisms of drug action, and how these provide the basis for therapeutic applications of drugs  This course also includes writing and oral defense of a research proposal.

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