Physiology & Pharmacology

Courses and descriptions

PHPH 601 Research

Term: Any

Credits: TBA


PHPH 603 Thesis

Term: Any

Credits: TBA


PHPH 606 Journal Club

Course Director:Michael Cohen, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Term: Fall, Winter, Spring

Credits: One


PHPH 607 Departmental Seminar Series

Course Director: Francis Valiyaveetil, Ph.D

Term: Fall, Winter, Spring

Credits: One


PHPH 614  Neurophysiology and Pharmacology of Pain

Coure Director: Mary Heinricher, Ph.D

Term: TBD, Contact the Department

Credits: 2


PHPH 617 Pharmacokinetics: Drug Absorption, Distribution, and Elimination

Course Directors: Dennis Koop Ph.D and Tom Scanlan Ph.D.

Term: Fall

Credits: Two

This course will provide students with an introduction to drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.


PHPH 618 Receptor Pharmacology

Course Director: Beth Habecker, Ph.D

Term: Winter

Credits: Two

This course will provide the students with an introduction to the molecular mechanisms of drug action and the principles of drug-receptor interactions.


PHPH 619 Topics in Autonomic Physiology and Pharmacology

Course Directors: Habecker

Term: Spring

Credits: Three

This advanced topics course surveys the function and regulation of the autonomic nervous system, and the basis for autonomic drug actions.  Topics can include autonomic control of cardiovascular function, energy balance, thermoregulation, respiration, and others.


PHPH 621 The Visual System

Course Director: Duvoisin and Catherine Morgans

Term: Fall

Credits: 2

This course alternates between Cellular and Developmental Biology of the Visual System in odd numbered years, and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Visual System in even numbered years.


PHPH 622 Ion Channels and Genetic Diseases

Course Director: Dawson

Term: TBA, Contact the department

Credits: Two

The course introduces the basic concepts of ion channel function in the context of the origin of inherited diseases and considers how alterations in channel function produce neurophysiology states, such as cystic fibrosis, myotonias, and cardiac arrhythmia and the potential bases for therapeutics and directed drug development.


PHPH 630 Advanced Organic Synthesis

Course Director: Scanlan

Term: Spring

Credits: FourThis course deals with advanced organic synthesis methods and synthetic planning and execution strategies for complex target compound synthesis. The goal of the course is that students will emerge with a practical understanding of how to apply the tools of organic synthesis to their research.


Common Elective Courses

PHPH 605  Readings and Conferences: Topics in Physiology or Pharmacology

Course DIrector: Faculty

Term: Any

Credits: 2-3


Physiology & Pharmacology Academic Guidelines & Expectations:Year 2+