Course Information

Two Asian male students seen from the sideThis section describes the core courses of the Pharmacology and Toxicology research track in the college's graduate programs. For more information, consult the UA course catalog.

Proteins & Nucleic Acids, Drug Targets (PCOL 530)
Four to five topics will be chosen for which the core areas of (chemistry, biochemistry, and medicinal chemistry) have been brought to bear on a specific biological question.

Drug Disposition & Metabolism (PCOL 550)
Principles of absorption, distribution and excretion of drugs, with emphasis on mechanisms of drug metabolism.

Biostatistics for Public Health (EPID 576a)
Introduction to biostatistical methods and applications, and will cover descriptive statistics, probability theory, and a wide variety of inferential statistical techniques that can be used to make practical conclusions about empirical data.

Pharmacology I (PCOL 571a. 571c)
A year-long (two semester) comprehensive survey of the pharmacology of drugs, including agents acting on the autonomic, cardiovascular, hematopoietic, and inflammatory systems.

Advanced Toxicology (PCOL 596c)
The development and exchange of scholarly information in a small group setting.

Epigenetics in Development and Disease (PCOL 601 a)
Topics include overview and concepts of epigenetics, histones and their modifications, DNA methylation, chromatin structure, RNAi, model organisms, nuclear transplantation and genome reprogramming, epigenetic and epigenomic technologies, and therapeutic agents that target epigenetic mechanisms.

General and Systems Toxicology (PCOL 602a)
Survey of tissue and organ system effects of toxins and toxicants. Introduction to adsorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of chemicals; toxicology of liver, lung, kidney, central nervous system, skin, reproductive systems, hematopoeitic system, and immune system; examine carcinogenesis and developmental toxicology.

Cellular Communications and Signal Transduction (PCOL 630 A & B)
Principles of molecular signaling regulating membrane, cytoplasmic, and nuclear events in eukaryotic cells. Topics include extracellular signals, intracellular transduction pathways, modulation of cell signaling, and biological processes controlled by specific signaling pathways.

Scientific Writing, Presentation and Bioethics (PHCL 595B)
The class emphasizes writing; manuscripts, manuscript and grant reviews, Scientific presentations, and applications for awards, future employment etc. Significant class participation is mandatory.  This course satisfies the bioethics requirement of NIH funded grants.  Signature of Course Director is required for individuals who do not meet the pre-requisite requirement.

Seminar (PCOL 696a)
The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting.

Research Conference (PCOL 695a)

Lab Rotation (ABBS)

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