University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Courses in Pharmacology

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: 0-3.
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.
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.
PHRM 301 - Medical Pharmacology
principles, treatment rationales and adverse effects. All topics for a conventional course in pharmacology for medical students or health science students. General pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic
Credits: 6.
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.
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.
PHRM 305 - Milestones in Pharmacology
A critical readings class where students read and present landmark pharmacology papers and link them to modern experiments and clinical applications. Co-requisites: PHRM 201 or Graduate standing.
Credits: 2.
PHRM 328 - Principles of Drug Discovery
Prerequisites: organic chemistry, Biochemistry, or Important classes of drugs are surveyed. Emphasis on random and rational approaches to lead discovery and strategies in drug optimization. Instructor permission. Open to undergraduates with Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.
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: 1-3.
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.
PHRM 381 - Seminar
Current developments in pharmacology are presented for discussion by students. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 1.
PHRM 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1-12.
PHRM 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1-12.

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