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
All topics for a conventional course in pharmacology for medical students or health science students. General pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles, treatment rationales and adverse effects.
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
Important classes of drugs are surveyed. Emphasis on random and rational approaches to lead discovery and strategies in drug optimization. Prerequisites: organic chemistry, Biochemistry, or 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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