University of Vermont

2010-11 Online Catalogue

Courses in Pharmacology (PHRM)

PHRM 201 - Introduction to Pharmacology
This course will focus on biochemical and physiological actions of prototype drugs used in the treatment and prevention of human diseases. Prerequisite: Introductory courses in Biology and Organic Chemistry.
Credits: 0.00 to 3.00
PHRM 272 - Toxicology
The biology of environmental intoxicants and of drug abuse. Ecologic and physiologic consequences of the dissemination of agricultural, industrial, and medicinal chemicals. Prerequisites: Organic chemistry, background in biology.
Credits: 3.00
PHRM 290 - Topics Molecular&Cell Pharm
Focuses on basic principles, drug interactions with receptors, membranes, synapses, neurotransmitters, macromoles, cytoskeleton, ion channels and pumps, and mechanisms of drug resistance. Prerequisite: Introductory course in organic chemistry, background in physiology or health sciences.
Credits: 3.00
PHRM 301 - Medical Pharmacology
The chemical and biological properties of drugs. Prerequisite: Permission.
Credits: 6.00
PHRM 302 - Pharmacological Techniques
Experiments conducted under supervision in the areas of drug metabolism, modes of drug action, physicochemical properties of drugs, bioassay, and toxicology. Open to undergraduates with instructor's permission.
Credits: 2.00
PHRM 303 - Pharmacological Techniques
Experiments conducted under supervision in the areas of drug metabolism, modes of drug action, physicochemical properties of drugs, bioassay, and toxicology. Open to undergraduates with instructor's permission.
Credits: 2.00
PHRM 328 - Medicinal Chemistry
Important classes of drugs are surveyed. Emphasis on relationships between physicochemical properties and pharmacologic activity; synthetic aspects considered. Prerequisites: Chemistry 131-132. Open to undergraduates with instructor's permission.
Credits: 3.00
PHRM 372 - Special Topics
Topics of current interest and importance in pharmacology are considered in depth through presentations by staff, students, and visiting scientists. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission. Credit variable.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
PHRM 373 - Readings in Pharmacology
Intensive directed reading in one area of pharmacology. Pharmacology students must choose a topic outside thesis research area. Term paper and seminar on selected topic required. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 2.00
PHRM 381 - Seminar
Current developments in pharmacology are presented for discussion by students. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 1.00
PHRM 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
PHRM 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
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