1 Credit Fall
Thursday 8:45 – 9:50
Course Director: Dr. Gerard Ahern
This minicourse presents an overview of some important aspects of pharmacology. It begins with basic principles of drug targets, 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.
Good and free reference Pharmacology e-text books
http://www.pharmacology2000.com/learning2.htm#Chapter 1 (new window)
http://guides.dml.georgetown.edu/medstudents/FPbooks (new window) You need to log in to Georgetown
Use ctrl F and search for Pharmacology; Choose either
Katzung, Golan, or Goodman & Gilman – each good texts
If you really want to buy a book, some of this course is keyed off of Rang and Dale’s Pharmacology (8th ed) – $74 at Amazon.
OR the 7th ed used for ~$8 – not much changed between the 7th and 8th.
|Intro to Pharm 2018||Lecturer||Chapters||Chapters|
|30-Aug||Molecular & Cellular Aspects of Drug Action||
|6-Sep||General Principles of Drug Action: Pharmcodynamics||
|13-Sep||General Principles of Drug Action: Pharmacokinetics||Wolfe||8,9,10||8,9,10,11|
|20-Sep||ANS: Cholinergic and Noradrenergic Transmission||Wolfe||12,13,14||12,13,14|
|27-Sep||CNS: Transmitters & Receptors (amino acids)||Pak||36,37||37,38|
|4-Oct||CNS: Neurodegenerative Diseases||Pak||39||40|
|11-Oct||CNS: Pharmacology of Mood & Psychiatric Disorders||Wolfe||43,45,46||44,46,47|
|18-Oct||CNS: Pharmacology of Pain & Drug Addiction||Ahern||41,48||42,49|
|1-Nov||Pharmacology of Cancer||Garman||49,55||56|
|8-Nov||Endocrine Pharmacology||Dezfuli||30 – 34||31-34|
|29-Nov||Inflammation & Immune System||Ahern||17||17,18|
|6-Dec||review and last quiz|
|exam 8:30 – 10:30|
2nd floor Basic Science Bldg – BSB239
|Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology||7th Edition||8th Edition|