Courses

  • GMS PH 731: Human Physiology B
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS PH730 or consent of instructor
    Lectures, laboratories and discussions examine function and regulation of the respiratory , renal, and endocrine systems with emphasis on integrative aspects. 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PH 740: Medical Physiology
    (MED MS 134) This course covers transport mechanisms, molecular biology and mechanics of muscle, blood, and the function and regulation of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory and renal systems, with emphasis on integrative aspects. We use a lecture format, a few laboratory sessions and numerous small group discussions of problems and clinical cases that encourage conceptual understanding of course material. 6 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PH 745: Special Topics in Physiology
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Current and classical papers in a given area of physiology are assigned for reading and later discussion with students. Topics include mechanics of muscle, cell motility, membrane transport, sensory physiology, and instrumentation in physiological research. Var cr, Fall & Spring sem.
  • GMS PH 748: Endocrinology
    Graduate Prerequisites: biochemistry or physiology and consent of instructor
    (MED MS 128) This is an integrated treatment of human endocrinology: biosynthesis of hormones, regulation, receptor interactions, and physiological effects. The course is presented in lecture format and in small group discussion sessions where clinical cases are used to exemplify the mechanisms of endocrine function. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PH 841: Physiology Seminar
    Students present seminars on their research and/or review literature related to their research. Students attend the seminars presented by staff and other students. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS PH 842: Physiology Seminar
    Students present seminars on their research and/or review literature related to their research. Students attend the seminars presented by staff and other students. 2 cr , Spring sem.
  • GMS PH 941: Research Physiology
    Var cr
  • GMS PH 942: Research Physiology
    Var cr
  • GMS PM 701: Molecular Neurobiology & Pharmacology I
    This course introduces the student to the principles of pharmacology in the context of neurobiology. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical foundations of pharmacological methods in neurobiology and application of these methods to basic research and drug discovery. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS PM 702: Molecular Neurobiology & Pharmacology II
    This course introduces the student to the principles of pharmacology in the context of neurobiology. Emphasis is placed on translational pharmacology and the application of pharmacology to therapeutics, particularly to neurological disorders. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PM 710: Laboratory Techniques in Modern Pharmacology
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Supervised laboratory rotation emphasizing modern research techniques in molecular, cellular, and behavioral pharmacology. Problems of collection, summary, and interpretation of data are addressed. 2 cr, Fall & Spring sem.
  • GMS PM 730: Introduction to Medical Pharmacology
    Graduate Prerequisites: premedical courses in the sciences
    Principles of pharmacology are covered and several major classes of therapeutic agents, with attention to their mechanisms of action. Issues of current and future concern in medical pharmacology are addressed including problems of drug abuse, the ethics of human experimentation, the pricing of new drugs, and new biotechnological approaches to drug design and development. 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PM 801: Systems Pharmacology and Therapeutics I
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course consists of lectures and discussions on the major classes of neuropharmacological agents, with special attention to systems mechanisms of therapeutic and adverse effects, including molecular, cellular, physiologic, psychological, and pathologic phenomenon. Starting from a basic review of current therapeutics in a particular disease area, students will be encouraged to anticipate new developments in the field and to propose solutions for solving problems with current pharmacologic approaches. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS PM 802: Systems Pharmacology and Therapeutics II
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course consists of lectures and discussions on major classes of pharmacological agents, with special attention to systems mechanisms of therapeutic and adverse effects, including molecular, cellular, physiologic, psychological, and pathologic phenomenon. Starting from a basic review of current therapeutics in a particular disease area, students will be encouraged to anticipate new developments in the field and to propose solutions for solving problems with current pharmacological approaches. The course focuses on cardiovascular, endocrine, and steroid pharmacology and chemotherapy for inflammation, cancer, and bacterial and viral infections. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PM 810: Current Topics in Pharmacological Sciences
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course is given in conjunction with the weekly seminar program of the department. Students present and discuss research papers with the visiting scientist working on the cutting edge of pharmacology. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PM 820: Behavioral Pharmacology
    Prereq: consent of instructor. This course examines the interaction between behavior and classes of drugs that affect the central nervous system. Emphasis is given to how behavioral studies assist understanding of mental disorders, including addictions, pain syndromes, and dementia. Faculty overview of a topic is followed by student-led discussion of an assigned research paper. 2 cr, Spring sem. (Not offered in 2015-2016).
  • GMS PM 843: Pharmacologic Intervention in Inflammatory Responses
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Although acute inflammation is a fundamental physiologic response of multicellular organisms to infection and injury, unresolved and chronic inflammation can have significant pathophysiologic consequences. This course examines the cellular components, inflammatory mediators and their mechanisms of action, and therapeutic modulation of inflammation. The format includes lectures on inflammatory components of selected diseases and student-led discussions of review and research papers. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS PM 881: Drug Discovery and Development
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course will address the discovery and development process for small molecule and protein drug products. Topics will include target identification and validation, lead optimization and selection of drug candidates for clinical testing, and the objectives and design of clinical trials. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PM 931: Research in Pharmacology
    Var cr
  • GMS PM 932: Research in Pharmacology
    Var cr