500-1 to 16 Pharmacology Seminar. Presentation of research and current literature in pharmacology. Required of all graduate students in pharmacology after completion of four credit hours of 501. Requires presentation at a Journal Club session each fall semester and a formal seminar each spring semester for duration of registration. Graded S/U only. Prerequisite: PHRM 501. (Springfield Only.)
PHRM501 - Introduction to Seminar
501-1 to 4 (1 per semester) Introduction to Seminar. Training in interpretation of research and current literature in order to enhance quality of seminar presentation. Enrollment for the initial four semesters is required of all beginning pharmacology graduate students. All other pharmacology graduate students must enroll in PHRM 500. (Springfield Only.)
PHRM530 - Advanced Pharmacology
530-3 Advanced Pharmacology & Neuroscience. The goal of this course is to understand the process involved in scientific discovery and research by reading, analyzing, criticizing and discussing scientific articles covering the field of Pharmacology and Neuroscience and the related field of cellular and molecular biology. Prerequisites: PHRM 550A Principles of Pharmacology and PHRM 577 Neuroscience. (Springfield Only).
PHRM540 - Responsible Research
540-1 Responsible Conduct of Research. This course will provide information on topics relevant to the ethical conduct of research, including conflict of interest, publication policies, animal and human subjects, peer review, and mentoring. No prerequisite.
PHRM542 - Regulatory Pharmacology
542-2 Regulatory Issues in Drug Development. This course will examine regulatory issues, including clinical trials, the FDA process for drug approval, technology transfer and intellectual property. No prerequisites.
PHRM550A - Principles of Pharmacology
550A-4 Principles of Pharmacology. A study of chemistry, pharmacodynamic actions, mechanisms of action, absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, adverse effects, interactions and toxic effects of drugs currently used in therapeutics. Three to five hours lecture, one to four hours discussion per week. Must be taken in sequence. No prerequisite required.
PHRM550B - Principles of Pharmacology
550B-4 Principles of Pharmacology. A study of chemistry, pharmacodynamic actions, mechanisms of action, absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, adverse effects, interactions and toxic effects of drugs currently used in therapeutics. Three to five hours lecture, one to four hours discussion per week. Must be taken in sequence. No prerequisite required.
PHRM551 - Methods in Pharmacology
551-4 Methods in Pharmacology. The main objective is to acquaint the student with various sophisticated laboratory equipment, basic techniques/principles of pharmacological experiments. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory twice weekly. This course is prerequisite to all advanced pharmacology courses. (Springfield Only.)
PHRM552 - Basic Science Statistics
552-3 Applied Statistics for the Basic Sciences. This course reviews introductory statistics and focuses on advanced statistics, linear and nonlinear modeling, applicable to basic bimedical sciences. The course will also provide students with experience in the use of statistical package computer programs for data analysis. No prerequisite required.
PHRM555 - Cardiovascular Pharmacology
555-3 Cardiovascular Pharmacology. A study of structure, biochemistry, electrophysiology, and neurogenic and humoral regulation of the cardiovascular system in normal and diseased states. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: PHRM 550A,B or equivalent, or consent of course coordinator. (Springfield Only.)
PHRM560 - Geriatric Pharmacology
560-3 Geriatric Pharmacology. A study covering age-related changes in the physiology of particular organ systems which lead to the prevalence of many diseases and to altered drug action in the elderly. Research issues in aging will be discussed emphasizing the biological substrates of altered pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics in the aged. Prerequisite: PHRM 550A,B. Special approval needed from the course coordinator. (Springfield Only.)
PHRM565 - Principles of Toxicology
565-3 Principles of Toxicology. This course deals with principles and understanding of phenomena of chemical-biologic interactions; a study of adverse chemical effects on living organisms and risk that chemical exposure poses to man/environment; deleterious, acute, chronic chemical effects on specific organs, tests to predict risks, facilitate search for safer chemicals and drugs and means of rational treatment of manifestations of toxicity; prominent discussion on drugs, medical devices, food additives, pesticides; regulation of toxic chemicals, hazardous wastes, toxic pollutants in water and air; and emphasis on diseases caused by and uniquely associated with drugs, diagnosis and treatments of such intoxicants. (Springfield Only.)
PHRM574 - Neuropharmacology
574-3 Neuropharmacology. (Same as PHSL 574) A detailed examination of the biochemical aspects of neuropharmacology with emphasis on neurotransmitters; their synthesis, storage, release and metabolism in the central and peripheral nervous system. Considerable emphasis is placed on major research developments (both past and present) that influence how one studies the action of drugs on the nervous system. Prerequisite: PHSL 410A/B and CHEM 451A/B.
PHRM577 - Neuroscience
577-4 Neuroscience. This course provides basic neuroscience knowledge covering the fundamental principles of neural cell biology, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy and behavior. This knowledge is essential to understand the mode of action of the drugs acting on excitable cells including muscle, autonomic system and central nervous system. No prerequisite.
PHRM590 - Readings/Research Pharmacology
590-1 to 24 Readings or Research in Pharmacology. Special arrangements to be made with the instructor with whom the student wishes to work. Graded S/U only.
PHRM599 - Thesis
599-1 to 6 Thesis Research. Research for thesis for a Master's degree. Hours and credit to be arranged by chair and adviser.
PHRM600 - Dissertation Research
600-1 to 32 (1 to 12 per semester) Dissertation Research. Research for dissertation for the Ph.D. degree. Hours and credit to be arranged by chair and adviser.
PHRM601 - Continuing Enrollment
601-1 per semester Continuing Enrollment. For those graduate students who have not finished their degree programs and who are in the process of working on their dissertation, thesis or research paper. The student must have completed a minimum of 24 hours of dissertation research, or the minimum thesis, or research hours before being eligible to register for this course. Concurrent enrollment in any other course is not permitted. Graded S/U or DEF only.
PHRM699 - Postdoctoral Research
699-1 Postdoctoral Research. Must be a Postdoctoral Fellow. Concurrent enrollment in any other course is not permitted.