May 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHSC 2633 - Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics III (3)

The third of a three-course sequence designed to emphasize principles of drug action used to characterize, evaluate and compare drug molecules in the areas of cardiovascular, renal, autacoid, antineoplastic, and immunomodulatory agents.  Also included in the course is a section on toxicology.  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).