Courses

  • GMS PM 701: Molecular and Translational Pharmacology
    This course provides an integrated sequence of interactive teaching sessions designed to educate students in the fundamental principles of pharmacology with an emphasis on modern translational approaches for drug discovery. Basic principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics, the properties of drug targets, and the chemistry of natural products, small molecules and proteins will be emphasized. Translational topics will include an in-depth considerations of systems-level effects of target-drug interaction, macromolecular modeling for drug design, and nanotechnolog methods for drug delivery.. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS PM 702: Molecular Neurobiology & Pharmacology
    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 703: Cancer Biology and Genetics
    This course will cover topics in human tumor biology including: tumor progression, invasion, and metastasis; viruses, immunodeficiency, and cancer; chemical carcinogenesis; signal transduction; anti-oncogenes and familial cancer syndromes; apoptosis and cancer; cell cycle control; DNA repair; principles of cancer therapy; immunotherapy of cancer; anti- angiogenesis therapy; and modern molecular diagnostic techniques. 2 cr, Fall 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
    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.
  • 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 931: Research in Pharmacology
    Var cr
  • GMS PM 932: Research in Pharmacology
    Var cr
  • GMS PS 700: Anatomy
    This foundation course prepares the PA student to recognize the cell morphology of specific organs and soft tissues of the human body, identify anatomical structures as they relate to the physical examination, specific diseases and surgical procedures and to employ 3-D spatial reasoning to interpret radiographic studies. The course utilizes lectures, case-based discussion and the dissection laboratory.
  • GMS PS 701: Basic Medical Sciences
    This course provides a broad foundation for medical sciences study including such topics as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and immunology. This course utilizes lectures as its means of instruction.
  • GMS PS 702: Physiology
    This course prepares the PA student to apply physiological principles to the practice of medicine . The course utilizes lectures, case-based discussion and the laboratory. The course has several modules including but not limited to cardio-vascular, pulmonary, endocrinology, renal, neurologic and gastro-intestinal physiology. The course utilizes traditional lectures and laboratory sessions to reinforce the principles of normal physiology.
  • GMS PS 703: Introduction to Research
    The Introduction to Research course prepares the PA student to search and interpret medical literature as it relates to best practices for clinical care, epidemiology, and disease surveillance. In addition, the course prepares the students to develop their thesis project. This course utilizes lectures, journal clubs and online learning as means of instruction.
  • GMS PS 704: Introduction to Clinical Medicine
    The Introduction to Clinical Medicine course prepares the PA student to utilize the patient-centered interview and physical examination to assess pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. This course uses lectures, interview role play sessions and physical examination practica.