Pharmacology 9001 and 9002

Course Summary

Pharmacology is the study of drug action. Our introductory courses, PHAR 9001 (Survey of Pharmacology, Part 1) and PHAR 9002 (Survey of Pharmacology, Part 2), cover the major classes of therapeutically relevant drugs as well as how they work at the molecular and cellular levels. Since drugs work by modifying the body’s physiological and biochemical processes, it is necessary to know how the body works, and successful completion the BIMS modules Physiology A and B is required prior to enrollment in the Pharmacology modules. Both PHAR 9001 and PHAR 9002 are required for Pharmacology Ph.D. students.

Course Coordinators

Dr. Carl Creutz(924-5029; & Antoinette Reid (; 924-1919)

PHAR 9001 – Survey of Pharmacology, Part 1 (2 credits)

The first block of introductory Pharmacology coursework is offered as a Fall 1 (F1) module. Topics covered in PHAR 9001 include: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Autonomics/cholinergic agents, Autonomics/adrenergic agents, Diuretics, Renin-angiotensin, hypertension, Angina, Antiarrhythmics, Heart failure, Antithrombotics, Atherosclerosis, and Sedative/hypnotics.

PHAR 9002 – Survey of Pharmacology, Part 2 (2 credits)

The second block of introductory Pharmacology coursework is offered as a Fall 2 (F2) module. Topics covered in PHAR 9002 include: Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Local and general anesthetics, Opiates, Drugs of abuse, Epilepsy, Glucocorticoids and immunosuppressants, Antihistamines, NSAIDs, Asthma, Diabetes and obesity, GI drugs, osteoporosis, thyroid, retinoids, reproductive pharmacology, antibacterials, antivirals, antiparasitics, antifungals, and anticancer drugs.