Pharmacology - Medicine
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.
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
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.
0507. Mathematical Biology (3
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.
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
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.
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
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.