Department of Pharmacology

For more details, please check the UNR course catalog.

Courses in Pharmacology

PHAR 400 - Introduction to Human Pharmacology: 3 credits

  • Detailed examination of the physical, metabolic and therapeutic mechanisms of action of drugs and hormones on the human body.

PHAR 497/697: Selected Topics: 1-4 credits

  • Emphasizes current literature of pharmacologic interest.
  • Recommended Preparation: Background course in pharmacology.
  • Maximum units: 8.

PHAR 499/699: Directed Research: 1-4 credits

  • Guided research in any of the areas of mutual interest to the student and faculty.
  • Maximum units: 8.

PHAR 692M: Problems in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics: 0 credits (Medical School Class Elective)

  • Discussion and literature search of therapeutic problems in specific case histories; indications and contraindications of drug therapy in relation to basic pharmacologic properties; expected beneficial results, possible side effects, adverse reactions and drug interactions.
  • Limited to M.D. students.

PHAR 695: Seminar: 1 credit

  • Presentation on special topics in pharmacology.
  • Maximum units: 2.

PHAR 710: Molecular Pharmacology: 3 credits

  • Current understanding of drug-receptor interactions in mammalian systems including: molecular structure of receptors, ligand binding interactions, transduction of receptor signals, and receptors as pharmaceutical targets.
  • Intended for Molecular Biosciences graduate students pusuing a specialization in pharmacology.

PHAR 725: Ethics and Scientific Research: 2 credits, S/U only

  • A student-led forum in which ethical issues associated with the conduct of scientific research are considered in detail.
  • Limited to students seeking Masters or Ph.D. (BME 725 and PHAR 725 are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the two.)

PHAR 730: Introduction to Imaging And Optics: 3 credits

  • Theory and practical aspects of microscope-based techniques currently utilized in research in both the life and physical sciences.
  • Limited to students seeking masters and Ph.D. degrees. (BME 730 and PHAR 730 are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the two.)

PHAR 750: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Excitability: 3 credits

  • Focuses on the molecular biological and biophysical characteristics and pharmacological properties of voltage and ligand-gated ion channels, and other ions transport proteins in a variety of excitable cells.
  • Limited to students seeking masters and Ph.D. degrees.

PHAR 770: Reproductive Pharmacology: 3 credits

  • Provides a background in reproductive physiology and explore recent pharmacological developments in reproductive biology.
  • Prerequisite(s): BCH 705 or CMB 710; PHAR 710.

PHAR 793: Independent Study: 1 to 6 credits

  • Laboratory and library research projects conducted by Ph.D. students under supervision of faculty members in Pharmacology.
  • Maximum units: 6.

Courses in CMPP (Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology)

CMPP 740: Neuroeffector Pharmacology: 3 credits

  • Basic topics in neurotransmission including neuromuscular pharmacology and autonomic pharmacology. Methods and current problems applied to the study of neuroeffector systems including nerves and muscles.
  • Every Fall - Odd Years

CMPP 770: Research Rotation: 3 credits

  • Research practicum. Limited to CMPP majors.
  • Maximum units: 6.

CMPP 790: Seminar: 1 credit

  • Reports of current research. Limited to CMPP majors.
  • Maximum units: 8.

CMPP 793: Independent Study: 1 to 6 credits

  • Maximum units: 6.

CMPP 794: Colloquium: 1 credit

  • Presentation and analysis of original research.
  • Maximum units: 8.

CMPP 795: Comprehensive Examination: 1 credit

  • Course is used by graduate programs to administer comprehensive examinations, either as an end of program comprehensive examination or as a qualifying examination for doctoral candidates prior to being advanced to candidacy.

CMPP 797: Thesis: 1 to 6 credits

  • Limited to CMPP majors.

CMPP 798: Translational Bioinformatics for Precision Medicine: 3 credits

  • Emphasis on computational strategies to analyze the omics data obtained from animal models or human patients. Learn how computational appraoches are applied to optimize the development of diagnostic/pronostic tools for precision medicine. 

CMPP 799: Dissertation: 1-24 credits

  • Limited to CMPP majors.