Course Information

Winter 2021

PCTH201 Drugs and Society Sections

Introductory principles of drug action. Historical and present day medical and non-medical use of drugs.

PCTH300 Introduction to Pharmacology Sections

The concepts, language and techniques of scientific pharmacology. Intended primarily for Honours and Major students in Pharmacology.

PCTH302 Introductory Pharmacology Laboratory Sections

A series of experimental demonstrations and individual laboratory experiments illustrating the basic principles of pharmacology.

PCTH305 Basic Human Pharmacology Sections

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.

PCTH325 Rational Basis of Drug Therapy Sections

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.

PCTH398 Co-operative Work Placement I Sections

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.

PCTH399 Co-operative Work Placement II Sections

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.

PCTH400 Systematic Pharmacology Sections

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.

PCTH402 Systematic Pharmacology Laboratory Sections

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 others with permission of the department head.

PCTH404 Drug Assay and Pharmacometrics Sections

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.

PCTH448B Directed Studies in Pharmacology - DST PHARMACOLOGY Sections

Advanced investigation of a specific topic in Pharmacology.

PCTH448E Directed Studies in Pharmacology - DST PHARMACOLOGY Sections

Advanced investigation of a specific topic in Pharmacology.

PCTH449A Honours Thesis - HONOURS THESIS Sections

A research problem directed by a faculty member. Restricted to Honours Pharmacology students.

PCTH449C Honours Thesis - HONOURS THESIS Sections

A research problem directed by a faculty member. Restricted to Honours Pharmacology students.

PCTH498 Co-operative Work Placement III Sections

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.

PCTH499 Co-operative Work Placement IV Sections

Approved and supervised technical work experience in an industrial research setting for a minimum of 3.5 months. Normally taken during the summer after fourth year. Technical report required. Restricted to students admitted to the Co-operative Education Program in Pharmacology.

PCTH502 Drugs and Intercellular Communication (including Neuropharmacology) Sections

Lectures, discussions and assigned reading on the actions of drugs on the production, release and cellular effects of hormones and neurotransmitters. Given in odd-numbered and alternate years.

PCTH512 Experimental Design and Analysis in Pharmacology Sections

A series of lectures, tutorials and exercises designed to improve student skills in the design and statistical analyses of pharmacological experiments.

PCTH513 Pharmacology of Anesthesia Sections

Pharmacology of drugs used in anesthesia. Conferences, assigned reading and laboratory exercises demonstrating the actions of drugs as currently applied in the practice of anesthesia.

PCTH514 Seminar in Pharmacology or Therapeutics Sections

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.

PCTH548A Directed Studies in Pharmacology - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases, with the approval of the department head, advanced courses may be arranged.

PCTH548B Directed Studies in Pharmacology - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases, with the approval of the department head, advanced courses may be arranged.

PCTH548C Directed Studies in Pharmacology - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases, with the approval of the department head, advanced courses may be arranged.

PCTH548D Directed Studies in Pharmacology - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases, with the approval of the department head, advanced courses may be arranged.

PCTH548E Directed Studies in Pharmacology - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases, with the approval of the department head, advanced courses may be arranged.

PCTH548F Directed Studies in Pharmacology - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

In special cases, with the approval of the department head, advanced courses may be arranged.

PCTH549 M.Sc. Thesis Sections