CELL 6050 Foundations of Pharmacology

This course explains cellular mechanisms by which drugs act in the body. Specific topics include basic pharmacokinetics, drug receptor interactions, drug tolerance, toxicity and drug interactions. The course integrates biology and chemistry by using examples of drug action on the autonomic and central nervous systems, cardiovascular and endocrine systems as well as the treatment of infections. Concepts from cell biology, anatomy, biochemistry, neurochemistry and physiology are covered.