5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Programs and Degrees Offered | Admission Information
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Department of Pharmacology
Course Descriptions | Departmental Degree Requirements

Course Descriptions

PHAR 701, 702, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805 - (1) (S)
Seminar in Pharmacology

Recent developments in pharmacology are presented by outside speakers at weekly intervals to faculty, staff and students. Students participate by meeting with the speaker for one to two hours after the seminar. One hour weekly during both the first and second semesters.

PHAR 720 - (3) (Y) Analysis of Pharmacological Data
Study of computational methods for analyzing and evaluating pharmacological data, including curve-fitting and numerical methods are presented.

PHAR 730 - (7) (Y) General Pharmacology
Prerequisites: BIOC 503 and PHY 701
A lecture course covering the major fields of pharmacology. The principal current drugs are discussed in detail as prototypes. Emphasizes mechanism of action, drug distribution and biotransformation in the body, testing new drugs in experimental animals and in the human, and adverse reactions to drugs and toxicology.

PHAR 811, 812 - (1) (S)
Pharmacology Literature

A continuing seminar based on papers in the current literature. Required participation by departmental staff, fellows, and graduate students. One hour per week.

PHAR 813, 814 - (1) (IR)
Tutorial in Pharmacology

Students meet for one hour per week with assigned tutors and discuss, in depth, problems related to pharmacology.

PHAR 815, 816 - (2) (S-SS)
Introduction to Research

Designed to acquaint the student with the theory and application of modern research techniques in pharmacology. Emphasizes the use of techniques available to current research problems in this department.

PHAR 897 - (3-12) (S-SS)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research

For masterís research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.

PHAR 898 - (3-12) (S-SS)
Non-Topical Research

For masterís thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.

PHAR 901, 902 - (2) (IR)
Recent Advances in Pharmacology

Prerequisite: PHAR 630
Lectures and laboratory work covering aspects of theory and current approaches in the design of new drugs, mechanisms of action, factors modifying drug action, special methodology, and specific subfields within pharmacology.

PHAR 906 - (2) (O)
Adrenergic Mechanisms

Study of current concepts concerning events regulating peripheral and central adrenergic mechanisms. Emphasizes the action of drugs on the synthesis, storage, release, receptor activity, uptake, and metabolism of the neurotransmitter in normal and abnormal conditions.

PHAR 907 - (2) (O)
Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Study of the effects of drugs on the cardiovascular system. Emphasizes their mechanical, electrical, and ionic influences in normal and abnormal states.

PHAR 908 - (2) (E)
Biochemical Pharmacology

Study of current concepts concerning the action of drugs which interact with biochemical systems.

PHAR 909 - (2) (O)
Neurochemistry

A comprehensive survey of current knowledge concerning the biochemistry of brain structure and function. Emphasizes solving problems in neurobiology with biochemical techniques. Examples of pathological chemistry of the nervous system will be drawn from models of brain dysfunction in both experimental animals and human disease.

PHAR 910 - (2) (E)
Endocrine Pharmacology

In-depth study of recent advances and current topics in endocrine pharmacology. Emphasizes the major developments in contemporary biology which have arisen from studies in endocrine pharmacology.

PHAR 994 - (3-12) (S-SS)
Dissertation

PHAR 995, 996 - (Credit to be arranged) (S-SS)
Research

Original research on approved problems.

PHAR 997 - (3-12) (S-SS)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research

For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.

PHAR 999 - (3-12) (S-SS)
Non-Topical Research

For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.


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