Courses

Graduate School

215-217 General and Systematic Pharmacology. 6 crs. Lectures and demonstrations dealing with the basic principles of pharmacology, with emphasis on pharmacodynamics. Prereq.: 215-216.

215-216. Introduction to Medical Pharmacology. 2 crs. Presents the general principles of pharmacology. Prereqs.: 217-210, 222-170.

215-200. Orientation I. 2 crs. The history and principles of pharmacology.

215-201. Orientation II. 3 crs. Introduction to instrumentation used for data acquisition in experiments measuring physiological and biochemical/biophysical responses of animals to drugs. Students participate in the research of selected faculty.

215-202. Statistical Methods. 4 crs. Elementary statistics with applications to fundamental pharmacological and toxicology evaluations.

215-203. Survey of Toxicology (Toxicometrics). 4 crs. Laboratory methods in toxicology and quantitative determinations of pharmacologically active and toxic agents. Prereq.: 215-202

215-204. Literature Seminar. 1 cr. Students review papers in pharmacology.

215-205. Research Seminar. 1 cr. Seminar on contemporary research topics by outstanding scientists.

215-206. Special Problems in Cardiovascular Pharmacology. 4 crs. Laboratory with discussion on the action of drugs pertaining to the cardiovascular system.

215-207. Special Problems in Neuropharmacology. 4 crs. Laboratory procedures for studying drug actions on the peripheral and central nervous system.

215-208. Advanced Problems in Pharmacology. 4 crs. Advanced laboratory procedures in autonomic and cardiovascular pharmacology. Prereqs.: 215-170, 215-172, 215-206, and 215-207.

215-209. Advanced Seminar on Special Topics. 2 crs. Review of the concepts of the mode of drug action, drug resistance, structure activity relationship, antimetabolites, and neurohormones.

215-210. Drug Metabolism. 2 crs. Study of biochemical mechanisms responsible for the biotransformation of drugs and chemicals.

215-211. Methods in Drug Metabolism. 2 crs. Analytical laboratory procedures for determining kinetics of drug absorption, metabolism, excretion, distribution, and bioavailability.

215-212. Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology. 2 crs. Studies of biochemical mechanisms of action of drugs or chemicals, Drug Receptor Theory, reaction mechanisms, cellular ultrastructure considerations, methodologies, kinetics, and current topics in molecular pharmacology.

215-213. Methods in Biochemical Pharmacology. 3 crs. A practical hands-on experience in laboratory technology.

215-214. Psychopharmacology. 2 crs. The principle of experimental analysis and classification of behavior, classification of psychopharmacological agents and their mechanism of action, placebo effects, and drug-behavior interaction.

215-217. General and Systemic Pharmacology. 6 crs. Lectures and demonstrations dealing with the basic principles of pharmacology, with emphasis on pharmacodynamics. Prereqs.: 215-216

215-300. Advanced Problems in Toxicology. 3 crs. Responses of isolated organ systems and tissues to various toxicological agents, including methods used in biological assay.

215-301. Forensic Toxicology. 3 crs. Detection and quantitation of pharmacologically active and toxicologically important agents in tissue, blood, and other body fluids. Prereqs.: 215-170 and 215-172.

215-302. Biological Effects of Toxic Substances. 3 crs. The toxicology of important insecticides, rodenticides, herbicides, fungicides, antioxidants, food colors, and such heavy metals as lead and mercury. Prereq.: Instructor’s consent.

215-303. Skin, Eye, and Inhalation Toxicology. 3 crs. Methods for determining toxicity to or via skin, eye, and respiratory system.

215-304. Drug Interaction and Iatrogenic Disease. 3 crs. Examination of toxicity resulting from combinations of drugs and chemicals, including therapeutic agents.

215-305. Neuro-Behavioral Toxicology. 3 crs. Analysis of the toxic effects of drugs and chemicals on various central nervous system functions and behavior.

215-306. Teratology and Mutagenesis. 3 crs. Study of the effects of drugs and chemicals on embryonic and fetal development and on genetic apparatus.

215-307. Chemical Pathology. 3 crs. Presentation of the histological and histochemical changes induced by drugs and chemicals on organs and tissues.

215-308. Clinical Toxicology. 3 crs. A study of the toxic effects of drugs and chemicals on humans resulting from industrial, environmental, or therapeutic short-term massive or long-term, low-level exposures.

215-309. Carcinogenesis. 3 crs. Comparative study of chemical carcinogens, with emphasis on their reactions with cellular macromolecules and on the methods employed to screen agents for carcinogenic activity.

215-310. Good Laboratory Practices. 2 crs. Overview of the biology of laboratory animals, emphasizing their anatomical variation, biochemistry, physiology, and common diseases.

215-400. Research (M.S. Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation). 1-10 crs.

215-401. Thesis Writing for M.S. 1-5 crs.

215-402. Dissertation Writing. 1-5 crs.