PCL Pharmacology Courses
Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. See page 40 for details.
Topics include absorption, distribution, biotransformation, elimination, calculation of dosages, variability in drug response and adverse drug reactions.
Topics include biological action of drugs on membranes, enzymes, receptors, neural and hormonal systems, transmission and modulation.
Toxicological problems encountered in animals and humans; biochemical mechanisms and clinical factors of toxicological significance; models of drug-related diseases.
Concepts of the properties of drugs and chemicals and the mechanisms of their interaction with living systems and their constituent parts. Pharmacology of nervous, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, gastrointestinal and endocrine systems; endogenous compounds; chemotherapy.
Demonstrations, seminars, and laboratory exercises in selected areas of Pharmacology.
A research project course providing intensive practical experience in a laboratory or applied pharmacology setting. Students will work under the supervision of a staff member and will submit a final written report.
Traditional and contemporary problems in toxicology: general aspects, methodology, nature of toxic damage, general biological problems, poisons, applications and social policies.
A research project course providing intensive practical experience in a laboratory or applied toxicology setting. Students will work under the supervision of a staff member and will submit a final written report.
Major neuro-psychiatric disease syndromes: clinical pathology and neuronal abnormalities; CNS drugs: theories and mechanisms of action. (Not offered in 2003-2004).
A practically oriented course, focused on experimental design and the analysis of pharmacological and toxicological data. Topics include: principles of experimental design, data analysis and statistical tests appropriate for each type, use of computing statistical packages, analysis of dose-response and time-response curves and analysis of receptor binding assays. (First offered in 2004-2005)
Basis of Toxicology
1. Enrolment in the Pharmacology Laboratory course, PCL471Y1, is limited.
2. The research project courses, PCL472Y1 and PCL474Y1, require the prior consent of an approved supervisor to supervise the project, and departmental approval before enrolment. Student and supervisor must follow the departmental guidelines for evaluation. It is the studentís responsibility to initiate all necessary preparations before the session starts.
3. Enrolment in PCL475Y1 is limited to students with a minimum CGPA of 3.0.
4. PCL476H1 is restricted to students enrolled in the specialist programs offered by the Department of Pharmacology.
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