Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Pharmacology And Toxicology - Courses

PMY 302 Introduction to Pharmacology
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Introductory survey of the major drug groups commonly used in therapeutics. Presents the scientific bases of drug action and the utilization of their properties in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Content and instruction is largely directed toward students in biomedical and life sciences programs Students are expected to have significant exposure to the basic sciences of chemistry, biology and biochemistry and must have completed a human physiology course at least equivalent to PGY 300.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: PGY 300 or PGY 451


PMY 311 Chemistry Of Drug Action
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PMY 405 Essentials of Pharmacology I
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Explores principles of drug action on biological systems, action mechanism of each agent class on specific organ systems, a review and extension of pertinent physiologic concepts of that system, chemical structure-drug activity relationships, sites of action, metabolic patterns of principal drugs, and therapeutic and toxicologic aspects. Dual-listed with PMY 511.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PMY 406 Essentials of Pharmacology II
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Explores principles of drug action on biological systems, action mechanism of each agent class on specific organ systems, a review and extension of pertinent physiologic concepts of that system, chemical structure-drug activity relationships, sites of action, metabolic patterns of principal drugs, and therapeutic and toxicologic aspects. Dual-listed with PMY 512.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PMY 409 Experimental Pharmacology
Pharmacology and Toxicology

PMY students only Applies principles of pharmacology and toxicology in a lab course, which includes in vivo and in vitro techniques, including: assessing the duration of drug action in a rat model, preparing subcellular fractions of liver, quantifying total protein, cytochrome P450 (CYP) protein content and activity, CYP2B1/2 protein and mRNA, biochemical and morphological assessment of liver injury, training in the proper care and use of lab animals and radiation safety. The course will provide the students with basic laboratory techniques commonly utilized in research and experience with writing two detailed lab reports which follow the format used in scientific journals.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PMY 455 Toxicology Fundamentals
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Introduces students to the basic principles of toxicology. Toxicology is defined as the study of adverse effects of natural compounds or manmade chemicals on living organisms. Specific areas covered will include: the history of toxicology, general principles, chemical carcinogenesis, specific organ toxicology and ways to determine the risk to humans associated with toxic compounds. Uses innovative approaches to teach toxicology by utilizing real life examples and historical information of mass poisonings from natural or environmental disasters. Introduces the student to general principles and practices of toxicology.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



PMY 498 Undergraduate Research Participation in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Direct involvement in original research involving a literature search and laboratory work.

Credits: 1-6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


PMY 499 Independent Study
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Involves a literature search and library work on a current topic in pharmacology or toxicology. Includes interdisciplinary projects, such as analyses of trends in drug use, toxicological projects, and applied clinical aspects.

Credits: 1-8
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)




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