Course

Title

PCTH 201

Drugs and Society

PCTH 300

Introduction to Pharmacology

PCTH 302

Introductory Pharmacology Laboratory

PCTH 305

Basic Human Pharmacology

PCTH 325

Rational Basis of Drug Therapy

PCTH 398

Co-operative Work Placement I

PCTH 399

Co-operative Work Placement II

PCTH 400

Systematic Pharmacology

PCTH 402

Systematic Pharmacology Laboratory

PCTH 404

Drug Assay and Pharmacometrics

PCTH 448B

Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DST PHARMACOLOGY

PCTH 448E

Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DST PHARMACOLOGY

PCTH 449A

Honours Thesis – HONOURS THESIS

PCTH 449C

Honours Thesis – HONOURS THESIS

PCTH 451

Review of Clinical Pharmacology

PCTH 453

Advanced Therapeutics

PCTH 498

Co-operative Work Placement III

PCTH 500

Molecular Aspects of Drug Action at the Membrane Level
**Currently not offered

PCTH 501

Structure-Activity Relationships in Pharmacology
**Currently not offered

PCTH 502

Drugs and Intercellular Communication (including Neuropharmacology)

PCTH 512

Experimental Design and Analysis in Pharmacology

PCTH 513

Pharmacology of Anaesthesia

PCTH 514

Seminar in Pharmacology or Therapeutics

PCTH 548C

Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DIRECTED STUDIES
(Ion Channels of excitable membranes)

PCTH 548A

Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DIRECTED STUDIES

PCTH 548B

Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DIRECTED STUDIES

PCTH 548D

Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DIRECTED STUDIES

PCTH 548E

Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DIRECTED STUDIES

PCTH 548F

Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DIRECTED STUDIES
(Compulsory course for PCTH grad students admitted 2010 and after)

PCTH 549

M.Sc. Thesis

PCTH 649

Ph.D. Thesis

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PCTH 201 Drugs in Society
<More Info> Introductory principles of drug action. Historical and present day medical and non-medical use of drugs.
Pre-reqs: (One of Biology 12, BIOL 111, BIOL 112, BIOL 153, BIOL 155, or SCIE 001. Second-year standing is required.)

Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Lecture 1 Tues Thurs 14:00 15:30

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PCTH 300 Introduction to Pharmacology
<More Info> The concepts, language and techniques of scientific pharmacology. Intended for Honours and Major students in Pharmacology. Credits: 6 (see calendar for details; permission of the undergraduate adviser is required.)

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: BSC in year: =3 with one of these specializations: MAJ PCTH -OR- HON PCTH
  • Choose one section from all 2 activity types. (e.g. Lecture and Laboratory)
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Lecture 1-2 Mon Wed Fri 10:00 11:00

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PCTH 302 Introductory Pharmacology Laboratory
<More Info> A series of experimental demonstrations and individual laboratory experiments illustrating the basic principles of pharmacology.Credits: 3Co-reqs: PCTH 300 .

Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Laboratory 1-2 Wed 14:00 17:30

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PCTH 305 Basic Human Pharmacology
<More Info> Lectures and assigned reading on the effects, mechanisms of action, absorption, distribution, fate and excretion of major classes of therapeutic agents. Indications for the use of particular drugs will be discussed in terms of risk versus benefit for the individual and for society. Credits: 6

  • Credits: 6 (3-0-0; 3-0-0)
    Prerequisite:  one of BIOL 201, BIOC 202, BIOC 203
    Corequisite: CAPS 301
  • Interested students need to contact Dr. Catherine Pang (ccypang@mail.ubc.ca)
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Lecture 1-2 Mon Wed Fri 10:00 11:00

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PCTH 325 Rational Basis of Drug Therapy
<More Info> The principles and applications underlying the action and disposition of therapeutic agents (including alternative medicines) in the body. Use of drugs as tools in experimental research.Credits: 3Pre-reqs: One of BIOL 201 , BIOC 300 .

Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Lecture 1 Tue Thu 9:30 11:00

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PCTH 398 Co-operative Work Placement I
<More Info> Approved and supervised technical work experience in an industrial research setting for a minimum of 3.5 months. Technical report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-operative Education Program in Pharmacology.Credits: 3Pre-reqs: PCTH 300 .

Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Work Placement 1 NA NA NA

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PCTH 399 Co-operative Work Placement II
<More Info> Approved and supervised technical work experience in an industrial research setting for a minimum of 3.5 months. Technical report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-operative Education Program in Pharmacology.Credits: 3Pre-reqs: PCTH 398 .

Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Work Placement 1+2 NA NA NA

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PCTH 400 Systematic Pharmacology
<More Info> Lectures and discussions in scientific pharmacology. All aspects of the study of drugs will be covered, but the course will concentrate on the scientific aspects of the pharmacology of neurohumoral transmission, mathematics of pharmacology, cardiovascular and clinical pharmacology, and to a lesser extent on the pharmacology of various organs and tissues.Credits: 6Pre-reqs: PCTH 300 .

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: BSC in year: =4 with one of these specializations: MAJ PCTH -OR-
    in one of these programs: BSC in year: =4 with one of these specializations: HON PCTH
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Lecture 1-2 Mon Wed Fri 11:00 12:00

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PCTH 402 Systematic Pharmacology Laboratory
<More Info> A series of demonstrated, group, and individual laboratory experiments designed to illustrate the concepts and hypotheses of pharmacology. The course is restricted to Honours students in Pharmacology, but may be taken by other pharmacolgy students with permission of Dr. Karim or Dr. Pang.Credits: 6Pre-reqs: PCTH 300 .

Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Laboratory 1-2 Mon 12:00 17:30
Laboratory 1-2 Fri 15:30 17:30

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PCTH 404 Drug Assay and Pharmacometrics
<More Info> The techniques, including methods of statistical analysis, used to detect and measure the actions of endogenous or exogenous chemicals, using chemical assays and bioassays as appropriate. Enrolment limited to students in Pharmacology and others with permission of the department head.Credits: 3Pre-reqs: All of PCTH 300 , BIOL 300 .

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: BSC in year: =4 with one of these specializations: HON PCTH -OR-
    in one of these programs: BSC in year: =4 with one of these specializations: MAJ PCTH
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Lecture 1-2 Fri 13:00 15:00

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PCTH 448B Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DST PHARMACOLOGY
<More Info> Advanced investigation of a specific topic in Pharmacology.Credits: 3

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: BSC in year: >=3
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Directed Studies 1-2 NA NA NA

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PCTH 448E Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DST PHARMACOLOGY
<More Info> Advanced investigation of a specific topic in Pharmacology.Credits: 6

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: BSC in year: >=3
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Directed Studies 1-2 NA NA NA

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PCTH 449A Honours Thesis – HONOURS THESIS
<More Info> A research problem directed by a faculty member. Restricted to Honours students.Credits: 3

Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Thesis 1-2 NA NA NA

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PCTH 449C Honours Thesis – HONOURS THESIS
<More Info> A research problem directed by a faculty member. Restricted to Honours students.Credits: 6

Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Thesis 1-2 NA NA NA

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PCTH 451 Review of Clinical Pharmacology
<More Info> This course has been designed as a basic science elective for third-year medical students.Credits: 3Pre-reqs: (Departmental approval required.)

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MD in year: =3
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Lecture 2

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PCTH 453 Advanced Therapeutics
<More Info> A lecture, assigned problems, and discussion course dealing with practical aspects of therapeutics. This course is designed to give fourth-year medical students some practical experience in the science of drug prescribing.Credits: 2

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MD in year: =3
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Lecture 1-2

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PCTH 498 Co-operative Work Placement III
<More Info> Approved and supervised technical work experience in an industrial research setting for a minimum of 3.5 months. Technical report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-operative Education Program in Pharmacology.Credits: 3Pre-reqs: PCTH 399 .

Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Work Placement 1+2 NA NA NA

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PCTH 498 Co-operative Work Placement III
<More Info> Approved and supervised technical work experience in an industrial research setting for a minimum of 3.5 months. Technical report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-operative Education Program in Pharmacology.Credits: 3Pre-reqs: PCTH 399 .

Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Work Placement 1+2 NA NA NA

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PCTH 500 Molecular Aspects of Drug Action at the Membrane Level
**Currently not offered
<More Info>
Lectures, discussions and assigned reading on actions of drugs on ion channels, receptors and intracellular processes and the methodologies used including electrophysiology, fluorescence measurements, molecular neurobiology and microdialysis. Given in even-numbered and alternate years.Credits: 3

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MSC -OR-
    in one of these programs: PHD
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Lecture 1 Tue 16:00 18:00

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PCTH 501 Structure-Activity Relationships in Pharmacology
**Currently not offered
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Lectures, discussions and assigned reading on physicochemical approaches to drug design – the relationship between molecular structure and pharmacological activity in various representative classes of drugs. Given in odd-numbered and alternate years.Credits: 3

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MSC -OR-
    in one of these programs: PHD
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Lecture 2 Tue 15:30 17:30

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PCTH 502 Drugs and Intercellular Communication (including Neuropharmacology)
<More Info> The overall objective is to examine how excitable cells communicate with each other and how and where drugs act to affect this communication. Formal lectures, discussions and student presentations take place during 2 hr weekly sessions. Students are assessed on their oral presentations as well as the written reports/critiques on assigned topics. This course is given in odd-numbered and alternate years.Credits: 4

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MSC -OR-
    in one of these programs: PHD
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Lecture 1 Thu 14:00 16:00

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PCTH 512 Experimental Design and Analysis in Pharmacology
<More Info> A series of lectures, tutorials and exercises designed to improve student skills in the design and statistical analyses of pharmacological experiments.Credits: 3

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MSC -OR-
    in one of these programs: PHD
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Lecture 2 Thu 8:00 9:30

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PCTH 513 Pharmacology of Anaesthesia
<More Info> Pharmacology of drugs used in anaesthesia. Conferences, assigned reading and laboratory exercises demonstrating the actions of drugs as currently applied in the practice of anaesthesia.Credits: 4Pre-reqs: (Permission of the department head is required.)

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MSC -OR-
    in one of these programs: PHD -OR-
    in one of these programs: MD in year: =3
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Lecture 1-2

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PCTH 514 Seminar in Pharmacology or Therapeutics
<More Info> To give students experience in the presentation of data and to enhance communication skills in the discussion of scientific topics. All students will present at least one seminar during their graduate work and would be expected to attend all seminars.Credits: 1 (per program)

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these faculties: GRAD
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Seminar 1-2 / 1+2

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PCTH 548C (replaces PHYL 526 Starting 2011 offered in alternate years)

Ion Channels of excitable membranes

<More Info> Ion channels of excitable membranes.
Instructors: Dr. Eric Accili, Dr. Chris Ahern, Dr. David Fedida, Dr. Steve Kehl, Dr. Filip van Petegem, Dr. David Mathers, Dr. David Steele.
Description: The course will involve the study of the biophysics of excitable membranes. This will begin with the Hodgkin-Huxley model of excitation and the classical biophysics of the squid giant axon. This section will be reinforced by a computer simulation “lab” in which a self-directed teaching program will be used to illustrate fundamental features of ion channel kinetics. We will move on from there to a more detailed study of different ion channels to consider their structures, methods of measurement and their biophysical properties such as gating kinetics and ion selectivity. Finally, we will consider some human diseases of ion channels, the so-called channelopathies, and their structural bases.Credits: 3

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MSC -OR-
    in one of these programs: PHD
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Directed Studies 2

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PCTH 548A Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DIRECTED STUDIES
<More Info> 1. As for Graduate Students in the Faculty of Dentistry, this is a required course for their program.2. For PCTH graduate student, this is a course for doing literature search of a related, but not part of the student’s thesis research project with a faculty member who is not the student’s thesis supervisor. The student is required to write up a research report upon the completion of the research project. The course supervisor will mark the report and submit a score (%) to the Dept Graduate Advisor.
This is a restricted course. For enrolment, a graduate student is required to submit a research proposal to the Dept Graduate Advisor for approval and the Dept will then enroll the student in the course.Credits: 2

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MSC -OR-
    in one of these programs: PHD
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Directed Studies 1-2

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PCTH 548B Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DIRECTED STUDIES
<More Info> To conduct a laboratory research project with a faculty member who is not the student’s thesis supervisor. The project may or may not be related, but should not be part of the student’s thesis research project. The student is required to write up a research report upon the completion of the research project. The course supervisor will mark the report and submit a score (%) to the Dept Graduate Advisor. All of these are restricted courses. For enrolment, a graduate student is required to submit a research proposal to the Dept Graduate Advisor for approval and the Dept will then enroll the student in the course.Credits: 3

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MSC -OR-
    in one of these programs: PHD
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Directed Studies 1 only

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PCTH 548D Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DIRECTED STUDIES
<More Info> To conduct a laboratory research project with a faculty member who is not the student’s thesis supervisor. The project may or may not be related, but should not be part of the student’s thesis research project. The student is required to write up a research report upon the completion of the research project. The course supervisor will mark the report and submit a score (%) to the Dept Graduate Advisor. All of these are restricted courses. For enrolment, a graduate student is required to submit a research proposal to the Dept Graduate Advisor for approval and the Dept will then enroll the student in the course.Credits: 6

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MSC -OR-
    in one of these programs: PHD
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Directed Studies 1-2

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PCTH 548E Directed Studies in Pharmacology – DIRECTED STUDIES
<More Info> To conduct a laboratory research project with a faculty member who is not the student’s thesis supervisor. The project may or may not be related, but should not be part of the student’s thesis research project. The student is required to write up a research report upon the completion of the research project. The course supervisor will mark the report and submit a score (%) to the Dept Graduate Advisor. All of these are restricted courses. For enrolment, a graduate student is required to submit a research proposal to the Dept Graduate Advisor for approval and the Dept will then enroll the student in the course.Credits: 3

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MSC -OR-
    in one of these programs: PHD
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Directed Studies 2 only

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PCTH 548F Research Methods in Pharmacology- DIRECTED STUDIES

(Compulsory course for PCTH grad students admitted in 2010 and after)

<More Info> Offered yearly split over Term 1 & 2 (Sept – Apr)
Course Structure: Five discrete modules designed to cover aspects of generic research methods common to Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Students will be expected to take a minimum of 3 modules out of the 5 provided. Note that Modules 1 and 3 and 2 and 4 will run concurrently in the Fall and Winter, respectively, but upon alternate weeks so that it is possible to for students to take both modules at once if desired. Each module will be directed by a Faculty member and their mandate is to run the module as they see fit, guided by the module descriptions outlined below. The Directors could co-opt tutors for the individual modules or lead them themselves. The module director would work with the Course Director as well as the tutors to develop strategies for student evaluation and examination etc.Click here for more detailsCredits: 4

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MSC -OR-
    in one of these programs: PHD
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Directed Studies 1-2

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PCTH 549 M.Sc. Thesis
<More Info> Credits: 12

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: MSC with one of these specializations: ****PCTH
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Thesis 1-2 / 1+2

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PCTH 649 Ph.D. Thesis
<More Info> Credits: 0

  • This course is restricted to students in one of these programs: PHD with one of these specializations: ****PCTH
Activity Term Days Start Time End Time
Thesis 1-2 / 1+2

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