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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.
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.
Experimental research under faculty supervision in department laboratories.
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.
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.
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.
Discussions of recent advances in neuropharmacology, developmental neurobiology, neuronendocrinology, and related neurosciences.
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Discussioin of recent advances in pharmacogenomics, pharmacogenetics, and related genetic fields.
Discussion of recent advances in cell signaling mechanisms, mechanisms of cancer, cancer biology, and related sciences.
Discussion of recent advances in cardiovascular pharmacology, metabolic pharmacology, and related sciences.
Seminar presentations by graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty and other scientists from outside of the department.
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Research for pharmacology graduate students conducted in the laboratories of department faculty.
Independent study in pharmacology.
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.Lecture Schedule
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.
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.
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.Lecture Schedule
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.
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.Lecture Schedule
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.
A continuation of 71:180.
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.Lecture Schedule
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