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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHSC 1613 - Pharmacologic Basis of Therapeutics I (3)

The first of a three-course sequence designed to emphasize principles of drug action used to characterize, evaluate and compare drug molecules in the areas of autonomic pharmacology and infectious disease pharmacology. Initial topics in the course include general principles of pharmacology and medicinal chemistry. Fundamental principles that will be covered in this sequence include evaluating physical and chemical properties of drug molecules (Medicinal Chemistry) and drug targets (Biochemistry) that regulate drug-receptor interactions, characterizing the type of drug molecules and drug targets that interact with specific cell signaling pathways (Pharmacology), and understanding pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles (Clinical Pharmacology) that alter drug efficacy (Therapeutics) or drug toxicity (Toxicology).