Pharmacology and Neuroscience
Department of Pharmacology Courses
A brief description of each course is provided below. Please consult the graduate
school course catalog for a more complete description of the courses. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Topics in Pharmacology (GPHM 5101, 5201, 5301)
Specific areas of pharmacology not normally included in other courses are reviewed
in detail. May be repeated for credit with change in content.
Principles of Pharmacology (GPHM 5303)
A study of the principles and pharmacodynamics of chemicals in relationship to dose
and time. The course consists of lectures, discussions, and oral presentations of
original papers by the class and is oriented for both pharmacology and non-pharmacology
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (GPHM 5336)
Topic areas include receptor purification, expression cloning, gene microarrays, and
electrophysiological recording. The course consists of lectures and student discussions
of the topics listed above.
Neuropsychopharmacology (GPHM 5337)
A structured in-depth study of specific topics concerning neurochemical pharmacology,
behavioral pharmacology, and neuropsychopharmacology. Topics to be studied vary each
semester. The course consists of lectures, discussions, and oral presentations of
original papers by the class.
Techniques in Pharmacological Research (GPHM 5225)
Rotation through the laboratory of one of the department's faculty for 10 weeks. This
course is designed to give the student 'hands-on' research experience under the direct
guidance of a faculty member. The student is involved in the design, performing, and
analysis of actual experiments. The techniques learned and observations made form
the basis of the student's seminar presentation for the semester.
Medical Pharmacology (GPHM 5312)
A study of pharmacology with emphasis on mechanisms of drug action, drug interactions,
Integrated Neurosciences (GIDN 5910)
In-depth study of basic and clinical neurosciences, with emphasis on the preclinical
underpinnings of various neurological and psychiatric disorders. The course encompasses
a detailed instruction in neuroanatomy, which includes laboratory study.
Master Thesis (GPHM 6003)
Master's research credits.
Principles of Toxicology I (GPHM 6331)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the department or consent of instructor. First
half of a two-semester course. Examines the foundations of toxicological sciences.
Covers principles, disposition, and first half of toxicology mechanisms.
Principles of Toxicology II (GPHM 6332)
Prerequisite: GPHM 6331. Second half of a two-semester course. Covers remaining toxicology
/ mechanisms, toxic agents, and applied toxicology.
Research (GPHM 7003)
Independent research under a departmental faculty member.
Pharmacology Seminar (GPHM 7103)
Weekly seminars presented by students, faculty and outside speakers. Topics for student
seminars are data presentation or presentation of a scientific manuscript. The overall
goal of the course is to enhance student skills in scientific public speaking through
a series of seminars that are critiqued by the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience
faculty. The course is designed such that students must interact by participating
in the question and answer component of all seminars as well as during lunch with
Doctoral Dissertation (GPHM 8003)
Doctoral research credits.