Pharmacy (PHAR)

Dean: James R. Halpert, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Kathryn Wheeler (Pharmacy/Biology Building, Room 435)

Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services: Philip Hritcko (Pharmacy/Biology Building, Room 351)

1000. Drugs: Actions and Impact on Health and Society

Three credits. Two 1½-hour class periods. Not open to pharmacy students in the Professional Program. Not open to students who have completed PHAR 2000 when taken as Drugs: Actions and Impact on Health and Society. Gerald

Introductory survey of common drugs used medically and nonmedically. Biological emphasis with historical, cultural, social implications. General Concepts: mechanisms of action, modification drug response, and new drug development. CA 3.

1001. Toxic Chemicals and Health

Three credits. Not open to pharmacy students in the Professional Program.

An elementary service course which will provide an understanding of the issues and problems associated with evaluating human health risks from voluntary and involuntary exposure to toxic chemicals. An appreciation of toxic chemical risks as compared to other societal health risks, the processes of scientific risk assessment, and social management of toxic chemical risks will be gained. CA 3.

1005. Molecules in the Media

Three credits. Three 1 hour lecture periods. Not open to pharmacy students in the Professional Program.

Introduction to the fundamental concepts of chemistry and biology within the context of common molecules discussed in the media. Major topics include the structure and function of essential biological macromolecules, the mechanisms through which various molecules regulate natural processes, and the design and development of synthetic small molecules as therapeutic agents. CA 3.

2000. Special Topics Lecture

Credits and hours as determined by the Senate Curricula and Courses Committee. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

3012. Pharmacy Research Seminar

One credit. One class period. A cumulative grade point of 2.3 or above is normally required for enrollment. May be repeated up to two times for credit. Anderson

A seminar series providing an overview of current research areas and contemporary issues in pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences.

3087W. Honors Thesis in Pharmacy

Three credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to honors students within the School of Pharmacy with consent of the instructor and Associate Dean.

3095. Special Topics

Credits by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor; open only to Pharmacy students. This course may be repeated for credit. Hubbard

3099. Undergraduate Research

Credits by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor and Associate Dean. This course may be repeated for credit. Hubbard

Designed primarily for qualified students who wish to extend their knowledge in the various fields represented in the School of Pharmacy. A cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or above is normally required for enrollment. A written summary of work performed is required at the end of each semester.

4000. Personalized Medicine

Three credits. Prerequisite: BIOL 1107; open to juniors or higher; open only with instructor consent.

Overview of personalized medicine. Discussion of individual response to treatment based on genetics, adaptation of treatment plans and medicines, phenotypes, genetics and environment, life style changes, and genomes.

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