School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Pharmacology and Toxicology

EFFECTIVE 2014-2015, THE COURSES LISTED BELOW OR THE EQUIVALENT ARE  UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL AND MOLECULAR SCIENCES. CURRENT COURSE NUMBERS AND DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE FOUND HERE: COURSES OF INSTRUCTION BIOMEDICAL AND MOLECULAR SCIENCES .

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY PROGRAMS IN 2013-2014 OR EARLIER ENROL IN COURSES WITH THE COURSE CODES AND NUMBERS AS SHOWN BELOW.

PHAR-810*     Advances in Neuropharmacology     
Recent advances in understanding neurotransmission and pharmacology in the central nervous system will be discussed. The current literature describing progress in understanding molecular, cellular and behavioural aspects of brain function, and the impact of drugs and disease, will be examined. Winter; seminars and tutorials. Given in years ending with an uneven number. J.Reynolds PREREQUISITE:  Permission of the Graduate Program required. Restricted enrollment.

PHAR-811*     Principles of Drug Discovery and Development     
An advanced course in which various aspects of the drug discovery and development process, from molecules to community, will be studied. The course comprises lectures, discussion and student seminars, based on recent literature. Topics encompass medicinal chemistry approaches to drug discovery, receptor theory, mechanisms of drug action, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics, drug resistance, clinical trials, and regulatory affairs. Fall, 3 hour seminar. Given in years ending with an even number. T.E. Massey PREREQUISITE:  Permission of the Graduate Program required.

PHAR-815*     Mechanistic Toxicology     
An advanced, problem-based course focusing on current approaches to the study of mechanisms of chemical toxicity.  Winter; 3 hour seminars and tutorials.  Given in years ending with an even number.  T.E. Massey PREREQUISITE: PHAR-416* or equivalent. Permission of the Graduate Program required.

PHAR-821*     Pharmacology Seminar Program     
Topics covered: selected topics in pharmacology and toxicology will be presented and discussed by staff, students, and visiting lecturers. Fall and winter; one hour per week. T. Ozolins. PREREQUISITE:  Permission of the Graduate Program required.

PHAR-840*     Principles of General Pharmacology I     
Lectures, tutorial sessions, laboratory project, and self-directed critical analysis of a current research area in Pharmacology. Topics include: principles of drug action, autonomic and autacoid pharmacology, and toxicology. Fall; 3 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours.  K. Nakatsu
EXCLUSION: PHAR-340*.  Permission of the Graduate Program required.

PHAR-850*     Principles of General Pharmacology II     
Lectures, tutorial sessions, laboratory projects, drug literature evaluation, and self-directed critical analysis of a current research area in Pharmacology. Topics include: neuropsychopharmacology, cardiovascular-renal pharmacology, agents acting on the endocrine system, and chemotherapy. Winter; 3 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours.  D.H. Maurice
EXCLUSION: : PHAR-450*. Permission of the Graduate Program required.

PHAR-853*     Cellular and Molecular Cardiovascular Sciences     
An advanced inter-disciplinary course studying the anatomy, pharmacology and physiology of the cardiovascular system at the molecular and cellular level (same as ANAT-853* and PHGY-853*). The course comprises lectures, discussion and student seminars based on recent literature. Winter; 3 hour seminar. Given in years with an odd number. PREREQUISITE: Undergraduate degree in Life Science or equivalent.  Permission of the Graduate Program required.

PHAR-854*     Cardiovascular Sciences: Tissues and Systems     
An advanced inter-disciplinary course studying the integrative aspects of the anatomy, pharmacology and physiology of the cardiovascular system at the tissue, organ and system level (same as ANAT-854* and PHGY-854*). The course comprises lectures, discussion and student seminars based on recent literature. Topics will include integrated short and long term control of the circulation, structure-function of the heart and blood vessels, characteristics and treatments of pathological conditions. Fall; 3 hour lecture/seminar. M.A. Adams PREREQUISITE: Undergraduate degree in Life Science or equivalent.  Permission of Graduate Program required.

PHAR-899     Master's Thesis Research     

PHAR-999     Ph.D. Thesis Research