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General Catalog Fall 2012
Posted Mar 02, 2012

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2700  Common Medicines (3) Fulfills Physical/Life Science Exploration.
   Introduction for all students to basic principles governing the proper use of common, over-the-counter medicines (e.g., aspirin, cold remedies, diet aids, etc.), familiar prescription drugs (e.g., antibiotics, stimulants, depressants, etc.), and herbal products. Potential benefits and risks of these medicines. Foundation course for requirements in the physical and life sciences area of the intellectual exploration general education program.

5121  Biomedical Basis of Disease (5) Prerequisite: Professional Pharmacy Student.
   Pathological processes of common diseases amenable to drug therapy. Review of the structure and function of major organ systems. Emphasis on the alteration of these organ systems by diseases and the signs and symptoms these diseases produce.

5211  Pharmacology I (4) Prerequisite: Professional Pharmacy Student.
   Pharmacological effects of drugs selected for their clinical significance. Physicochemical principles that influence drug effects; drugs affecting the autonomic and central nervous systems; anticonvulsant and analgesic agents.

5221  Pharmacology II (4) Prerequisite: PH TX 5211and Professional Pharmacy Student.
   A continuation of PH TX 5211. Drugs acting on cardiovascular and renal systems; antibiotics, drugs acting on endocrine systems; and cytotoxic agents.

5634  Selected Topics in Pharmacology (1 to 2) Prerequisite: Professional Pharmacy Student.
   New drug developments in pharmacology and special problems in drug abuse.

5700  Drug Abuse (1) Prerequisite: Professional Pharmacy Student.
   Pharmacology of commonly abused substances; physiological and behavioral consequences of such abuse.

5990  Special Problems in Pharmacology (2 to 4) Prerequisite: Professional Pharmacy Student.
   Conferences, library, and laboratory work.

6010  Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacologic Basis of Therapeutics I (5)
   The pharmacodynamics and pharmacological basis of therapeutics.

6020  Pharmacology (3) Prerequisite: Medical Students Only.
   General principles of pharmacology, including drug absorption, distribution, and elimination, as well as the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. During medical microbiology, the pharmacology of antimicrobial agents is presented.

6030  Pharmacology (6) Prerequisite: Medical Students Only.
   General principles of pharmacology, autonomic pharmacology, central nervous system pharmacology, and chemotherapy of infections and cancer. Pharmacology instruction includes an introduction to toxicology and clinical pharmacology and material related to and coordinated with the neuroscience and the organ systems courses.

6600  Methods in Pharmacology (2) Prerequisite: Instructor's permission required.
   Techniques of special significance to pharmacology and toxicology research.

6680  Statistical Methods for Pharmacological Research (2)
   Introduction to design of pharmacological experiments and statistical evaluation of experimental observations (plus one hour computer lab).

6710  Developments in Biochemical Toxicology (1)
   This course will review current advances in the field of biochemical toxicology through weekly discussions of research articles.

6720  Developments in Neuropharmacology (1)
   This course will review current advances in the field of neuropharmacology through weekly discussions of research articles.

6910  Advanced Studies in Pharmacology: Master's (1 to 5)
   Laboratory techniques or other pharmacological studies adapted to student interests.

6970  Thesis Research: Master's (1 to 12)

6980  Faculty Consultation: Master's (3)
   Faculty consultation by arrangement with student.

7100  Advances in Endocrine Pharmacology (2) Prerequisite: Pathophysiology, Pharmacology.
   This course will review the mechanism of action of current and new drugs used to treat endocrine disorders.

7114  Principles of Toxicology (2) Prerequisite: Instructor's permission required.
   General principles, testing procedures, toxic responses, and target organ toxicities.

7211  Pharmacology I (6) Prerequisite: Instructor's permission required.
   Physiochemical principles that influence the response to drugs; the mechanism of action and pharmacologic effects of important classes of drugs affecting the autonomic and central nervous systems.

7212  Graduate Seminar in Pharmacology I (2) Prerequisite: Professional pharmacy pharmacology course; instructor permission.
   Graduate seminar on physiochemical principles that influence the response to drugs; the mechanism of action and pharmacology effects of important classes of drugs affecting the autonomic and central nervous systems.

7221  Pharmacology II (6) Prerequisite: Instructor's permission required.
   Mechanism of action and pharmacologic effects of drugs acting on the cardiovascular and renal systems; pharmacology and mechanism of action of antibiotics and other chemotherapeutic agents; drugs acting on endocrine systems.

7222  Graduate Seminar in Pharmacology II (2) Prerequisite: Professional pharmacy pharmacology course; instructor permission.
   Graduate seminar on mechanism of action and pharmacologic effects of drugs acting on the cardiovascular and renal systems; pharmacology and mechanism of action of antibiotics and other chemotherapeutic agents; drugs acting on endocrine systems.

7270  Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology (2)
   Physiological, biochemical, and anatomical bases for the selective effects of drugs on peripheral and central divisions of vertebrate nervous system.

7280  Advances in Neuropharmacology (2)
   New developments in neuropharmacology.

7410  Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Pharmacology (2)
   New and emerging developments in cardiovascular drugs and therapeutic regimens with an emphasis on their molecular and biochemical mechanisms.

7500  Biochemical Mechanisms of Signal Transduction (2) Cross listed as BIO C 7500. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission required.
   Mechanisms by which extracellular signals, through receptors, regulate transmembrane signaling systems that control production of second messengers within target cells.

7620  Analytical Toxicology (2) Prerequisite: Instructor's permission required.
   Principles and operation of analytical instruments, analytical techniques, and application of methodology to biochemical toxicology and forensic research.

7630  Mechanisms of Toxicity (2) Prerequisite: Instructor's permission required.
   Mechanisms of chemically induced injury to living systems. Biologically reactive chemical intermediates, cellular responses to chemical injury, and carcinogenesis and genetic toxicity.

7650  Enzymology of Xenobiotic Metabolism (2) Prerequisite: Instructor's permission required.
   Enzyme nomenclature, distribution, properties and characteristics; physiological and xenobiotic regulation of activity and pharmacological and toxicological consequences of enzyme activation, induction, and inhibition.

7690  Professional Skills Development (2)
   The course is designed to provide students with career and personal professional development skills.

7710  Pharmacology Research Experience I (6) Prerequisite: Professional Pharmacy Student.
   Six-week research rotation involving clinical, experimental, and/or analytical research. Students must obtain instructor approval to register.

7720  Pharmacology Research Experience II (6) Prerequisite: Professional Pharmacy Student.
   Six-week research rotation involving continuation of clinical, experimental, and/or analytical research conducted during Pharmacology Research Experience I (PH TX 7710). Students must obtain instructor approval to register.

7777  Applied Genomics I (1.5)
   This course will cover topics related to genomic research, including gene expression/microarray, next-generation sequencing, and other related topics. This class will include a lecture component, integration of genomics-focused projects, and a hands-on lab sessions. At the end of this class, we expect students to understand the different genomic approaches available and an introduction on how to apply these approaches to independent research projects.

7778  Applied Genomics II (1.5) Prerequisite: PH TX 7777.
   This course will cover more advanced topics related to genomic research and builds from the material taught in PH TX 7777. This class will include a lecture component, integration of genomic-focused projects, and a hands-on lab session. At the end of this class, we expect students to understand the different genomic approaches available and how to apply these approaches to independent research projects.

7890  Research Seminar (1)
   As requested by graduate students.

7910  Advanced Studies: Ph.D. (1 to 5)
   As requested by graduate students.

7920  Research in Pharmacology (1 to 12)
   As requested by graduate students.

7970  Thesis Research: Ph.D. (1 to 12)

7980  Faculty Consultation (1 to 12)
   As requested by graduate students.

7990  Continuing Registration: Ph.D. (0)


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