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PHAR 814 SCIENTIFIC WRITING 1 Credit Hour

A lecture/discussion-based course focusing on the writing skills needed to prepare each section of a manuscript for submission to scientific journals, as well as figure design, use of reference software and responding to reviewer critiques.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-1 Hours, Out of Class-2 Hours

Prerequisite:  Second or higher year of graduate study.

Cross List: PHAR 814

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

PHAR 815 MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY I 5 Credit Hours

General principles governing drug absorption, distribution, and excretion, the molecular mechanisms of drug action, and the basic and clinical pharmacology of the autonomic, endocrine and cardiovascular systems.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 5 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-4 Hours, Out of Class-5-6 Hours

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor

Typically Offered: FALL

PHAR 816 MED PHARMACOLOGY II 4 Credit Hours

Basic and clinical pharmacology of agents affecting the central nervous system, pulmonary and musculoskeletal systems, the kidney and gastrointestinal tract, and infectious and malignant processes.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 4 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-4 Hours, Out of Class-4-5 Hours

Prerequisite:  PHAR 815 and permission.

Typically Offered: SPRING

PHAR 817 APPLIED SCIENTIFIC WRITING 1 Credit Hour

This practicum develops the writing skills needed to prepare each section of a manuscript for submission to a scientific journal, as well as figure design, use of reference software and responding to reviewer critiques. Students must have sufficient research data to support a preliminary manuscript, which will be constructed through completion of individualized assignments throughout the course.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-1 Hours, Out of Class-2 Hours

Prerequisite:  concurrent enrollment in PHAR 814, and permission of instructor.

Cross List: CIP 817

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

PHAR 820 CURR METHDS NEUROSCI 2-3 Credit Hours

The primary goal of this course is to provide graduate students, through lectures and practical laboratory exposure, with current techniques and methodologies in neurosciences that are most likely used in their thesis research.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2-3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-2 Hours, Out of Class-2-3 Hours

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: SPRING

PHAR 880 PRIN/METHOD IN CANCER 2-3 Credit Hours

A survey of the biology and biochemical mechanisms underlying cancer development, prevention and therapy.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-1 Hours, Out of Class-2 Hours

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

Cross List: CRGP 880

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

PHAR 896 RSCH OTHER THAN THESIS 1-9 Credit Hours

Student research that is clearly distinct from ongoing or planned thesis/dissertation work, or research/lab rotations preformed prior to selecting a permanent advisor or supervisor.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-9 Credit Hours-Research; Contact Hours (weekly): 4 Credit Hours in research setting per credit hour

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

PHAR 899 MASTERS THESIS 1-9 Credit Hours

Independent student research related to the masters thesis.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-9 Credit Hours-Research; Contact Hours (weekly): 4 Credit Hours in research setting per credit hour

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

PHAR 901 RECEPTOR & CELL SIGNAL 3 Credit Hours

A detailed description of receptors in terms of their roles in the recognition of neurotransmitters, drugs and hormones, and their regulation of signal transduction pathways in the cell. Discussion of the methods for in vitro and in vivo analysis of receptors is included.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-3 Hours, Out of Class3-4Hours

Prerequisite:  PHAR 815 or permission.

Typically Offered: FALL

PHAR 902 HUMAN SPECIFIC DISEASE MODELING IN MICE 2 Credit Hours

This course introduces the novel mouse models engrafted with human cells, to study human-specific diseases. The course covers research methodologies: 1. For the creation of specific mouse backgrounds that are compatible for the engraftment of human cell, tissue and tumors. 2. To study (a). human-specific infections and immune responses, (b). developmental biology and regeneration of human cells and tissues, and (c). therapeutics development.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-2 Hours, Out of Class-2-3 Hours

Prerequisite:  BRTP 822, BRTP 823, and permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: SPRING

PHAR 905 MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY 2 Credit Hours

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-1 Hours, Out of Class-2 Hours

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

PHAR 907 NEURAL SYSTEMS & THE PHYSIOLOGY OF NEURONAL CELL POPULATIONS 2 Credit Hours

This course aims to establish an understanding of population-level neurophysiology in human and non-human primates. Fundamental concepts to be covered will include biophysics of neural populations, dendritic potentials, cortical mini- and macro-columns, neural oscillatory dynamics, distributed processing, neural systems of the human brain, and supra-thalamic functional neuroanatomy.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-2 Hours, Out of Class-2-3 Hours

Prerequisite:  BRTP 824, PHAR 820 and permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: SPRING

PHAR 922 NEUROBIOLOGY I 3 Credit Hours

Presentation of current literature addressing the classical topics of neuroembryology, neurohistology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology and neuropathology. Prereq¿: Permission of instructor.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-3 Hours, Out of Class-3-4 Hours

Cross List: GCBA 922

Typically Offered: FALL

PHAR 930 NEUROIMMUNOLOGY 3 Credit Hours

The objective of this course is to provide essential knowledge towards a better understanding of the principles of neuroimmunology and pharmacology as they apply to the pathogenesis and pharmacotherapeutics of neurodegenerative disorders and disorders in which the immune system is implicated.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-1 Hours, Out of Class-2 Hours

Prerequisite:  BRTP 821, BRTP 822, BRTP 824.

Typically Offered: SPRING

PHAR 950 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHARMACOLOGY 2 Credit Hours

To provide students with critical information needed for his/her dissertation research in situations where either no course exist or existing didactic courses are too extensive and deemed unnecessary.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-2 Hours, Out of Class-2-3 Hours

Typically Offered: SPRING

PHAR 950A SPECIAL TOPICS JOURNAL CLUB 1-2 Credit Hours

To train students in critical analysis of the literature and in presenting the work of others and leading discussion of all aspects of scientific inquiry, experimentation, data analysis and presentation, appropriate conclusions, and the elements of good (and bad) scientific writing.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-2 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-1 Hours, Out of Class-2Hours

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

PHAR 970 SEMINAR 1 Credit Hour

Attendance at weekly seminars offered by the department/program, or other activities specific to the degree program (contact the program director for more information).

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom; Contact Hours (weekly): Lecture-1 Hours, Out of Class-2 Hours

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

PHAR 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1-15 Credit Hours

Independent student research related to the PhD dissertation. This course may be utilized before or after successful completion of the comprehensive exam.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-15 Credit Hours-Research; Contact Hours (weekly): 4 Hours in research setting minimum

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU