University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Pharmacology

PHRM 200 - Medical Cannabis

An introduction to the pharmacology underlying recreational and medicinal uses of Cannabis. Focuses on Cannabis taxonomy, chemistry of cannabinoids, physiological effects, and emerging therapeutic applications. Discusses historical, political and socio-economic influences on medical marijuana legislation. Prerequisite: BCOR 103, NSCI 110, NSCI 111 or PHRM 201, or Instructor permission.

PHRM 272 - Toxicology

This course is intended to provide an understanding of the chemical, biochemical and physiological factors that determine the pathological effects of chemicals in living systems. Prerequisites: Organic chemistry, background in Biology, or Instructor permission.

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.

PHRM 297 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Prerequisite: PHRM 201. Offered at department discretion.

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. Thesis masters students limited to three credits.

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.

PHRM 381 - Seminar

Current developments in pharmacology are presented for discussion by students. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.

PHRM 396 - Special Topics

See schedule of courses for specific titles.