Pharmacology Course Descriptions

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The New York Medical college offers the following basic pharmacology courses for nurses:

PHARM 1000 Fundamentals of Pharmacology
This course introduces the underlying principles of pharmacology and provides a perspective of the historical, regulatory (FDA) and industrial aspects of pharmacological science. This includes overviews of the physiological, biochemical, and anatomical foundations for the interaction of drugs and chemicals with biological systems. This course is intended to orient new graduate students to the general scope of pharmacologic science.
PHARM 1010, 1020 Pharmacology
This basic course in pharmacology introduces the student to concepts of the interactions of chemical agents with living tissues. The teaching of pharmacological principles and mechanisms is emphasized, but toxicology and therapeutics are also part of the program.
PHARM 1410 Pharmacology
This basic course in pharmacology is taken with the sophomore medical student class, introducing the student to the basic concepts of the interactions of chemical agents with living tissues. Demonstrations performed by the graduate students are presented to illustrate basic pharmacological principles and exemplify the therapeutic and toxic actions of important drugs and poisons. The teaching of basic pharmacology is emphasized, but toxicology and therapeutics are also part of the course.
PHARM 2010 Drug Metabolism and Disposition
The course teaches the basic principles of drug absorption, metabolism and pharmacodynamics, drug-drug interaction, and drug interactions with diet, including fat, carbohydrates, and proteins. These factors are important in drug disposition in the organs involved in biotransformation and metabolism. The emphasis will be on methodology, bioavailability, and other aspects of modern clinical and biotechnological pharmacology, such as drug-targeting in genetic disease (including sense and antisense drugs), methods of DNA drug delivery for altering protein and growth factor expression, and effects on drug action.
PHARM 2030 Biochemical Pharmacology
The cellular and molecular mechanisms of drug actions with emphasis on gene-based approaches will be studied. Biochemical laboratory techniques used in pharmacological research will be introduced.

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