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Pharmaceutical Sciences

Courses

The Departmental courses are listed here. Additional required and elective courses have been arranged through the Departments of Chemistry, Geochemistry, and Mathematics of TTU, and through the Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology of TTUHSC.

GPSC 5101 Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
(1:1:0) Special topics in pharmaceutical sciences that are not normally included in other classes. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

GPSC 5201 Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
(2:2:0) Special topics in pharmaceutical sciences that are not normally included in other classes. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

GPSC 5301 Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
(3:3:0) Special topics in pharmaceutical sciences that are not normally included in other classes. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

GPSC 5304 Principles of Drug Action.
(3:3:0) Principles that govern drug action within the body (pharmacodynamics) as well as drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (pharmacokinetics).

GPSC 5307 Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Methods.
(3:0:3) A laboratory course designed to provide an overview of current research methods in pharmaceutical sciences under direct guidance of a faculty member.

GPSC 5310 Drug Design and Discovery.
(3:3:0) Prerequisite: Principles of Drug Action. Overview of the new methods for quantitative SAR, computer-aided drug design, mass screening and combinatorial chemistry.

GPSC 5320 Drug Metabolism.
(3:3:0) Analysis of the primary metabolic enzymatic systems that are involved in the clearance of drugs from the body and the mechanism that regulate their activity.

GPSC 5330 Pharmacokinetics.
(3:3:0) A quantitative treatment at the graduate level of the dynamics of drug disposition in the body and the national design of drug dosage regimens.

GPSC 5340 Molecular Drug Action.
(3:3:0) Analysis of drug action at the molecular level, including molecular biology and signal transduction.

GPSC 5350 Advanced Pharmaceutics.
(3:3:0) Prerequisite: Drug Delivery Systems 3 or equivalent. Quantitative treatment of reactions of pharmaceutical interest. Drug decomposition, approaches to stabilization and preservation, accelerated stability analysis, complexation and micromeritics.

GPSC 5360 Industrial Pharmacy.
(3:3:0) Principles of formulation of powders, capsules compressed and coated tablets for conventional and controlled drug delivery.

GPSC 5370 Biotechnology.
(3:3:0) An introduction to the area of molecular biology, genomics and protein chemistry.

GPSC 5380 Special Topics in Drug Design - Immunopharmacology.
(3:3:0) Principles of disease treatment with focus on the immunological system and new advances in immunotherapy.

GPSC 5390 Pharmaceutical Science Research Design and Analysis.
(3:3:0) Overview of experimental design implementation and data analysis, including biostatistics for pharmaceutical science investigations.

GPSC 5440 Biopharmacuetics.
(4:4:0) Prerequisite: Drug Delivery Systems 3 and Kinetics or equivalent. Advanced treatment of the influence of dosage forms, route of administration, and dosage regimen on drug availability and newer technologies for targeting drug delivery to specific organs and cell types.

GPSC 5610 General Biochemistry.
(6:6:0). Human life processes at the molecular level with emphasis on biochemical homeostasis and control mechanisms.

GPSC 6000 Masters Thesis.
(V1-6).

GPSC 7000 Pharmaceutical Sciences Research.
(V1-12).

GPSC 7101 Pharmaceutical Science Seminar.
(1:0:0) Weekly seminar series designed to provide training in research data presentation and analysis.

GPSC 8000 Doctoral Dissertation.
(V1-12)

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