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Professional Student Courses

The Department of Pharmacology provides courses at the graduate level, for professional students and the faculty contribute to a variety of undergraduate courses. An overview of the graduate courses is found in the Graduate Program Section.

The professional courses include:
Medical Pharmacology.

An introduction to pharmacology mainly for second year medical students. Provides a basic understanding of pharmacology as a foundation for clinical education in the appropriate use of drugs. This course includes lectures, clinical correlations and small group problem discussions. Major topics covered include principles of pharmacology (pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics), autonomic, cardiovascular, CNS, gastrointestional, renal, endocrin-, immuno- and cancer pharmacology and toxicology.

Dental Pharmacology.

The scope of this course (DEN6262 – Principles of Pharmacology)) is to provide an introduction to pharmacology mainly for second year dental students. The content includes principles of pharmacology covering pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, drug classification focusing on prototypes, mechanism of action, drug interactions and toxicity, and the impact of pharmacology on the practice of Dentistry.

Physician Assistant Pharmacology.

This course (PAS 5026: Pharmacotherapeutics) provides a basic understanding of pharmacology, including general principles, drug classification, drug use, mechanism of action and major side effects. The course includes lectures and clinical correlations with the latter used to help the students develop the necessary skills to integrate basic knowledge in the clinical care setting.

Junior Honors Pharmacology.

This course in Junior Honors Pharmacology is intended mainly for upper level undergraduates students who have been selected to attend medical school school through the Junior Honors program. The content consists of student seminars on selected areas in pharmacology. Students work one on one with faculty members to develop a presentation on the assigned topic and learn approaches to lead focused discussions. Some of the topics include the history of pharmacology, cardiovascular, renal, autonomic, endocrine and cancer pharmacology.