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1/13/10 1 Introduction to Pharmacology: Drugs and Their Actions Paul Marker, PhD 4111 Rennebohm Hall Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences School of Pharmacy [email protected] (best way to contact me) Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00-11:50 am (LECTURES) Thursdays: 12:05-12:55 (TA office hours) Location: 145 Birge Hall (lectures); 124 Birge Hall (TA office hours) Required Course Packet [email protected] downloads (updated weekly during the course) Required Text: A Primer of Drug Action, Authors: Julien, Advokat, and Comaty Faculty (office hours by appointment) Paul Marker (course coordinator) Lara Collier Office: 4111 Rennebohm Hall Office: 4117 Rennebohm Hall e-mail: [email protected] e-mail: [email protected] Arash Bashirullah Office: 5123 Rennebohm Hall e-mail: [email protected] Teaching Assistants: Ryan Peterson, [email protected]; Kok Ann Gan, [email protected] EXAM DATES: 2/16/2010, 3/11/2010, 4/15/2010, 5/6/2010 Four in-class exams will be given during the scheduled class time. There is no comprehensive final. Each exam will be multiple choice and consist of 50 points for a total of 200 points for the course. Exam dates are clearly indicated on the syllabus. If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact me as soon as possible.
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1/13/10 2 The fnal grade will be determined From the 4 section exams. Letter grades will be assigned as Follows: A> 92% AB 91-88% B 87-81% BC 80-76% C 75-69% D 68-60% ±< 59%. Grades may also be curved. Students can earn 8 extra credit points that will be added to their total exam score by submitting a pharmacology question For the Faculty led open discussion during the fnal class period. Questions must be submitted by email to [email protected] by 4/21/2010. GRADING What is pharmacology? scientific discipline that investigates the interactions between living organisms and drugs includes several sub-disciplines that investigate different aspects of these interactions (examples: pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical pharmacology, toxicology, molecular pharmacology) the application of pharmacology as the primary way to understand drugs in Western Medicine began in the 19th century Pharmacology looks at two reciprocal aspects of drug-body interactions Pharmacokinetics is the study of what living things do to drugs (topic of lecture #3) Pharmacodynamics is the study of what drugs do to living things (topic of lecture #4)
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1/13/10 3 Drugs are chemical substances used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being can vary greatly in complexity from simple inorganic molecules (e.g. lithium salts) to large and complex organic molecules like proteins (e.g. insulin) Use by humans pre-dates the earliest historical records (and the Feld of pharmacology) lithium carbonate cannabis insulin ethyl alcohol Drugs vs. Poisons Poisons are chemical substances that cause injury, illness, or death
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