Pharmacology 584

Introduction to Pharmacology

1 Credit     Fall 
Thursday 8:45 - 9:50
Course Director:  Barry Wolfe (SW407) 

Text: Rang & Dale's Pharmacology - 7th Ed  2011 ($15 used) - or 8th Ed 2015 ($23 rent; $55 new) at Amazon

This minicourse presents an overview of some important aspects of pharmacology. It begins with basic principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.  There is topical coverage of neuropharmacology, including the autonomic nervous system and the central nervous system and diseases and disorders assoicated with neuronal dysfunction.   Cardiovascular pharmacology, endocrine pharmacology, immunopharmacology, cancer chemotherapy and anti-infectious agents are also discussed. 
There will be a cumulative final at the end of the course (~60% of the grade).   There will be a quiz each day at 8:45, ending at 8:55, on the material from the previous lecture (~40% of grade).  There will be 2 or 3 quizzes with the lowest grade dropped for each student.  For this reason, there are no makeup or late quizzes for any reason.

  Intro to Pharm 2017 Lecturer Chapters Chapters
Thursdays 8:45-9:50   Rang-7 Rang-8
31-Aug Molecular & Cellular Aspects of Drug Action


3,4 3,4
7-Sep General Principles of Drug Action: Pharmcodynamics


2 2
14-Sep General Principles of Drug Action: Pharmacokinetics Wolfe 8,9,10 8,9,10,11
21-Sep ANS: Cholinergic and Noradrenergic Transmission Wolfe 12,13,14 12,13,14
28-Sep CNS: Transmitters & Receptors (amino acids) Pak 36,37 37,38
5-Oct CNS: Neurodegenerative Diseases Pak 39 40
12-Oct CNS: Pharmacology of Mood & Psychiatric Disorders Wolfe 43,45,46 44,46,47
19-Oct CNS: Pharmacology of Pain & Drug Addiction Ahern 41,48 42,49
26-Oct Cardiovascular Pharmacology Motter 21,22 21,22
2-Nov Pharmacology of Cancer Garman 49,55 56
9-Nov Endocrine Pharmacology Dezfuli 30 - 34 31-34
16-Nov Anti-Infectious Agents Dezfuli 50,51,54 50,51,52,53
23-Nov Thanksgiving      
30-Nov Inflammation & Immune System Ahern 17 17,18
7-Dec review and last quiz      
14-Dec exam 8:30 - 10:30      
  Old Physiology Library - 2nd floor Basic Science Bldg Rang & Dale's Pharmacology 7th Edition 8th Edition