University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2019

Subject: 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.

PHRM 240 - Molecules & Medicine

This course conveys an understanding about drug design and the molecular mechanisms by which drugs act in the body. It highlights the importance of medicinal chemistry as it overlaps with the disciplines of chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology, and pharmacology. Prerequisites: Intro to Organic Chemistry, Intro to Biology; Permission.

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 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.

PHRM 308 - Integrative Physiol. & Pharm.

Intended for students pursuing careers in basic scientific research or health-related fields, designed to combine general physiological principles with examples of disease-based pathophysiology and targeted pharmacological approaches. Case studies will emphasize the impact of these processes on human function. Pre/Co-requisites: Two semesters of chemistry, two semesters of physics, and a background in biology/physiology or health sciences.

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.

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.