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Pharmacology - Medicine

0500. Pharmacology   (7 s.h.)

Designed for medical students but suitable for graduate students. Note: Non-matriculated graduate students require special permission.

0501. Special Topics in Advanced Pharmacology   (1-3 s.h.)

A supplement to the medical pharmacology course (0500) designed for graduate students. Gives more depth in mechanisms and theory than the pharmacology course.

0502. Special Topics in Advanced Pharmacology   (1-3 s.h.)

Advanced topics in pharmacology for graduate students. Designed to provided specialized knowledge tailored to a student`s research interests.

0503. Pharmacology Seminar   (1 s.h.)

A series of research seminars given by external and internal scientists.

0504. Special Topics in Theoretical Pharmacology   (2 s.h.)

Content is variable, but typical topics include mechanisms of drug-receptor interaction, information theory in pharmacology, and mathematical methods for quantitating drug effects.

0505. Advanced Pharmacology   (2 s.h.)

Course designed for graduate students who are currently taking the Medical Pharmacology course to present them with the latest research developments in major areas of pharmacology.

0506. Principles in Pharmacology   (1-6 s.h.)

A course designed as an introduction to pharmcological principles for first year graduate students. Provides a background for more advanced courses.

0507. Mathematical Biology   (3 s.h.)

Techniques of mathematical analysis which are of importance in physiology and pharmacodynamics. Emphasis is placed on numerical methods, including drug-receptor theory. Error analysis and the fundamentals of computer programming are included and applied to practical computational problems in pharmacology. Generally offered in odd-numbered years.

0515. Cardiovascular Pharmacology   (3 s.h.)

A course offering information on the area of cardiovascular pharmacology to interested students.

0516. Molecular Biological Receptors   (3 s.h.)

A course describing the molecular biology, structure and function of cellular receptors including G protein coupled receptors, inotropic receptors, tryosine kinase receptors and steroid receptors.

0519. Neuropharmacology   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: an introductory course in pharmacology.

Considers in detail various classes of pharmacological agents affecting central and peripheral nerve tissue. A significant portion will be devoted to the chemistry of neural tissue, especially as this pertains to drug action.

0520. Pharmacology of Drugs of Abuse   (3 s.h.)

The pharmacological profiles of the following substances: opioids, barbiturates, alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, LSD, marijuana and phencyclidine. Emphasis on the assessment of abuse potential of these agents in animals. Molecular characterization of opioid receptors.

0529. Neuroelectric Data   (3 s.h.)

A practical course dealing with techniques of electrophysiology relevant to pharmacology.

0531. Biochemistry for Pharmacology   (1 s.h.)

Prerequisite: a previous course in general biochemistry.

Topics in biochemistry of special relevance to modern pharmacology are covered.

0533. Pharmacology of the Cell Membrane   (2 s.h.)

A discussion of the role of the plasma membrane in drug action, including: mechanisms by which drugs penetrate the membrane; effects of pharmacological agents on transport mechanisms; role of the cell membrane as a site for drug receptors.

0541. Principles of Cellular Pharmacology   (4 s.h.)

General principles of drug-cell interactions, including molecular and mathematical aspects of drug receptor theory and mechanisms of drug action. Mechanisms of stimulus-response coupling. G. proteins, second messengers, protein phosphorylation.

0542. Experimental Pharmacology   (3 s.h.)

Various experimental methods used in the study of pharmacology. Lectures on the scientific studies associated with, and the theory behind, each method. Labs devoted to the practical use of each experimental method.

0543. Pharmacology Journal Club   (1 s.h.)

Review of research papers; presentation by graduate students; discussion of new analytical techniques.

0799. Preliminary Examination Preparation   (1-6 s.h.)

0850. Research   (1 s.h.)

Reasearch conducted in a laboratory in the pharmacology departmentthat contributes to the Ph.D. degree

0899. Post Candidacy Research   (1-6 s.h.)

Research conducted in a laboratory in the department of pharmacology following the student`s elevation to candidacy.

0990. Master`s Thesis   (variablecredit s.h.)

Work conducted to attain a master`s degree, generally involving a research project and a written thesis.

0991. Master`s Thesis   (variablecredit s.h.)

Work conducted to attain a master`s degree, generally involving a research project and a written thesis.

0997. Pharmacology Research   (variablecredit s.h.)

Research carried out in a laboratory in the Pharmacology departmet as part of the work required for completion of a Ph.D. degree.

0999. Dissertation Writing   (1-6 s.h.)

Thesis writing following all course requirements, preliminary examination, elevation to candidacy and review by the candidate`s thesis committee.