Course Description for Advanced Biological Pharmacology

BSC5872: Advanced Biological Pharmacology
This course focuses on the biological mechanisms of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and mechanisms of action with an emphasis on cellular responses to drugs. Students will learn the basic mathematical principles of pharmacokinetics and receptor binding as well as the relationship between drug concentration and effects. The mechanisms of action and side effects of the major classes of drugs will be covered as well as background information on the pathological conditions they treat. Students will review relevant journal articles from a peer reviewed pharmacological journal and lead class discussion.