Department of Pharmacology
Pharmacology Courses Offered
The following course are offered by the Department of Pharmacology (PHRM):
Pharmacology Minor. A total of 15 credits is required for the minor. Prerequisites for all courses are university level introductory biology and chemistry courses; the chemistry courses must include organic chemistry; students must have a B average and junior status to qualify for admission to the minor. Specific Requirements: PHRM 201, PHRM 272, PHRM 290, PHRM 302 or 303; additional course(s) selected from PHRM 328, 372, 373 or an extradepartmental course approved by the Pharmacology department.
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. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in Biology and Organic Chemistry. Three hours. Lounsbury.
272 Toxicology. 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 permission. Three hours. Dostmann.
290 Topics in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. Focuses on basic principles, drug interactions with receptors, membranes, synapses, neurotransmitters, macromoles, cytoskeleton, ion channels and pumps, and mechanisms of drug resistance. Prerequisites: Introductory course in organic chemistry, background in physiology or health sciences. Three hours. Brayden.
301 Summer Medical Pharmacology. This course covers all of the topics presented in a conventional course in Pharmacology for medical students and other students in the health sciences and is equivalent to course material provided to medical students at the University of Vermont. General pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles are considered. The rationales for the use of drugs to treat various diseases are addressed as are the adverse effects that are produced by drugs in clinical settings. The course consists of lectures and conferences (no laboratory). Evaluation will be based on exams set by the Department faculty. Prerequisites: Medical Physiology, Biochemistry and Microbiology are recommended. Six hours.
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. 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.
328 Medicinal Chemistry. Important classes of drugs are surveyed. Emphasis on relationships between physicochemical properties and pharmacologic activity; synthetic aspects are considered. Prerequisites: Chemistry 131-132. Open to undergraduates with instructor's permission. Three hours. Dostmann.
372 Special Topics. Topics of current interest and importance in pharmacology are considered in depth through presentations by staff, students, and visiting scientists. Prerequisite: Permission. Credit variable, one to three hours. 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: Permission. Two hours, by arrangement.
381 Seminar. Current developments in pharmacology are presented for discussion by students. Prerequisite: Permission. One hour.
391 Master's Thesis Research. Credit as arranged.
491 Doctoral Dissertation Research. Credit as arranged.
MPBP 295 Cardiovascular Physiology. Cross-listed with Molecular Physiology & Biophysics. Examination of the underlying mechanisms of cardiovascular system function, disease, and pharmacological intervention. 3 hours. Berger.
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