4 CREDITS -- Fall
Course Director: Barry Wolfe
Mon/Wed 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm - NE 403 Med/Dent - COURSE BEGINS AUGUST 28
This course focuses on the most basic principles of pharmacology and covers, in detail, molecular and cellular drug targets, drug-receptor interactions, agonism, antagonism, drug metabolism, pharmacogenomics, and pharmacokinetics. Quantitative problem solving regarding these topics will be required. An introduction to several important neurotransmitter/receptors and their signaling mechanisms is included. This course is meant to prepare the student for Graduate Pharmacology (PHAR504) in the spring.
There are two exams (~35% each) and approximately 22 quizzes (~30%). Quizzes occur at 3:00 to 3:10 and cover the material in the previous lecture. At least 4 of the lowest scores for each student will be dropped. For this reason, there are no makeup or late quizzes for any reason.
Good and free reference Pharmacology e-text books
http://guides.dml.georgetown.edu/medstudents/FPbooks You need to log in to Georgetown
Use ctrl F and search for Pharmacology; Choose either
Katzung, Golan, or Goodman & Gilman – each good texts