Wilkes University

PHARMACOLOGY AND MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY

BIO-347. Biostatistics and Experimental Design

Credits: 4

This course reviews the statistical paradigms and techniques involved in analyzing biological phenomena. Frequentist and Bayesian methods are employed when appropriate with an emphasis on applied statistics and experimental design. Laboratory exercises include designing, analyzing, and communicating experiments. Computation and computer coding is employed in laboratory exercises. Offered in alternate years.

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Pre-Requisites
BIO-225, MTH-150, or permission of the instructor.

PHS-571. Responsible Conduct in Biomedical Research

Credits: 1
Terms Offered: Not Currently Offered

This is an introductory course in ethics of science and scientific research.  The course is designed to provide a foundation for thinking about and recognizing the ethical dimensions of a variety of issues.

Pre-Requisites

Enrolled in the MS program, or instructor permission

PHS-572. Literature Evaluation in Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences (II)

Credits: 1
Terms Offered: Spring,Not Currently Offered

This course is a traditional scientific journal club. Students will present the background, content, and implications of a paper of their choosing to the audience.

Pre-Requisites

Enrolled in the MSPS program, or instructor permission

PHS-573. Literature Evaluation in Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences (I)

Credits: 1
Terms Offered: Not Currently Offered

This course is a traditional scientific journal club. Students will present the background, content, and implications of a paper of their choosing to the audience.

Pre-Requisites
Enrollment in MSPS or instructor permission.

PHS-574. Literature Evaluation in Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences (III)

Credits: 1
Terms Offered: Not Currently Offered

This course is a traditional scientific journal club. Students will present the background, content, and implications of a paper of their choosing to the audience.

Pre-Requisites
Enrollment in MSPS or instructor permission.

PHS-575. Introduction to Research Study Design and Proposal Writings

Credits: 1
Terms Offered: Not Currently Offered

This is an introductory course in research methods and proposal writing.  The course is designed to give students experience in hypothesis and specific aims development and an overview of the use of the scientific study design for solving basic science problems.

Pre-Requisites
Enrolled in the MSPS program, or instructor permission

PHS-576. Pharmacodynamics and Medicinal Chemistry of Major Drug Classes

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Not Currently Offered

The objectives of the course is to prepare students with the knowledge of pharmacological agents. The main focus is on the pharmacology of agents used in the treatment of different ailments.

Pre-Requisites

Enrolled in the MSPS program, or instructor permission

PHS-577. Experimental Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology

Credits: 2
Terms Offered: Not Currently Offered

The objective of this course is to introduce students to scientific research tools and techniques that are widely used in the fields of pharmacology and toxicology. Portions of the course will focus on regulatory requirements in drug development.

Pre-Requisites
Enrolled in the MSPS program, or instructor permission

PHS-578. Research

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Not Currently Offered

This course targets the developments of students’ research skills with specific goals to 1) Provide research experience through participation in supervised research project prior to the thesis, 2) Involve students in doing research early in their master studies, 3) Increase students’ research skills.

Pre-Requisites
Enrolled in the MSPS program, or instructor permission

PHS-579. Principles of Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry & Fundamentals of Drug Disposition

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Not Currently Offered

This course is an introductory course that will integrate pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacokinetics fundamentals.  This particular course will emphasize the most fundamental concepts central to drug therapy.

Pre-Requisites
Enrolled in the MS program, or instructor permission

PHS-581. Research Orientation

Credits: 1
Terms Offered: Not Currently Offered

This course orients students to pharmaceutical and pharmacological bench research. Students will spend up to 3 weeks at each participating faculty’s research group to gain exposure of the respective research topics.

Pre-Requisites
Enrolled in the MSPS program, or instructor permission

PHS-583. Thesis Research I

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Not Currently Offered

All MS students are required to complete a thesis. The thesis should make an original contribution to knowledge in the field of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences. There is no predetermined length, but the most theses range between 70 to 100 pages.

Pre-Requisites

Permission from Advisor and Directors of the MSPS program

PHS-584. Thesis Research II

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Not Currently Offered

All MS students are required to complete a thesis. The thesis should make an original contribution to knowledge in the field of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences. There is no predetermined length, but the most theses range between 70 to 100 pages.

Pre-Requisites

Permission from Advisor and Directors of the MSPS program


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