Course Offerings


Courses offered for the Literature-Based Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmacology & Toxicology


Required Core Courses

P&TX 750 Pharmacology I- Introduction to Pharmacology and Biotechnology
An introduction to the basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology as well as pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drug action. Additional lectures will introduce students to principles of genomics, transgenic technologies and microscopy. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Distance M.S. Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Dobrowsky, Rick
Muma, Nancy
Yan, Shi
Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
3 52793
LEC Dobrowsky, Rick
Muma, Nancy
Yan, Shi
Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
3 53217
P&TX 751 Pharmacology II - Endocrine Pharmacology
A detailed study of the fundamental concepts of endocrinology with an emphasis on the pathophysiologic details of diabetes and the pharmacology of treatment. Brief discussions on hypothalamic/pituitary, reproductive, thyroid and adrenal endocrinology and pharmacology will be presented. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Distance M.S. Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and completion of P&TX 750 and P&TX 785. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Dobrowsky, Rick
Muma, Nancy
Smith, Adam
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 52794
LEC Dobrowsky, Rick
Muma, Nancy
Smith, Adam
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 53218
P&TX 752 Pharmacology III- Central Nervous System and Autonomic Nervous System
A detailed study of the fundamental concepts of the autonomic nervous system, central nervous system, and select diseases of the CNS and their pharmacology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Distance M.S. Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and completion of P&TX 750, P&TX 785 and P&TX 751. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Yan, Shi
Zhao, Liqin
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
3 52877
LEC Yan, Shi
Zhao, Liqin
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
3 53220
P&TX 753 Pharmacology IV- Cardiovascular and Renal System
A detailed study of the fundamental principles of the cardiovascular system, renal system and their associated pharmacology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Distance M.S. Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and completion of P&TX 750, P&TX 785, P&TX 751 and P&TX 752. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shi, Honglian
Tracy, James
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 52878
LEC Shi, Honglian
Tracy, James
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 53219
P&TX 754 Pharmacology V - Immunopharmacology, Infectious Diseases and Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
This course is a detailed study of the fundamental concepts of immunology, inflammatory-related diseases and immunopharmacology, infectious diseases and gastrointestinal pharmacology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Distance M.S. Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and completion of P&TX 750, P&TX 785 and P&TX 751. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Moskovitz, Jackob
Muma, Nancy
Smith, Adam
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 52879
LEC Moskovitz, Jackob
Muma, Nancy
Smith, Adam
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 53221
P&TX 755 Molecular Toxicology
A detailed study of the fundamentals of the toxicology, drug transformations and the mode of toxicity of various drug classes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Distance M.S. Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and completion of P&TX 750, P&TX 785 and P&TX 751. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo
Tracy, James
Subramanian, Jaichandar
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 52883
LEC Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo
Tracy, James
Subramanian, Jaichandar
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 53222
P&TX 756: Biomedical Statistics
BIOS 720 Analysis of Variance
Methods for designed experiments including one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), two-way ANOVA, repeated measures ANOVA, and analysis of covariance are emphasized. Post- ANOVA tests, power and testing assumptions required in NOVA are discussed and applied. Outlier detection using robust estimators also are incorporated. Boxplots, histograms and scatterplots are used to display data. Prerequisite: PRE 710/711 or BIOS 714/717 or equivalent. Preferred: BIOS 715. Knowledge of statistical software, basic statistical plotting methods, p-values, two-sample t-test and simple linear regression is assumed. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Beltramo, Alvin
Tu 01:00-03:50 PM SON B012 - KUMC-K
3 46473
LEC Beltramo, Alvin
APPT- ONLNE KUMC - OFF CMPS-K
3 46474
P&TX 801 Issues in Scientific Integrity
Lectures and discussion on ethical issues in the conduct of a scientific career, with emphasis on practical topics of special importance in molecular-level research in the chemical, biological, and pharmaceutical sciences. Topics will include the nature of ethics, the scientist in the laboratory, the scientist as author, grantee, reviewer, employer/employee, teacher, student, and citizen. Discussions will focus on case histories. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. (Same as MDCM 801, NURO 801, PHCH 801 and PHCH 802.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

P&TX 806: Literature MS Thesis

Advanced Pharmacology & Toxicology Elective Courses

(choose among the following for 4 credits total)

P&TX 757 Biomedical Statistics
This course is primarily intended for students concerned with the analysis of experimental and observational data, with an emphasis on biomedical and pharmacological applications. The topics covered by the course include the design of experimental studies, data collection, probability theory, descriptive statistics, probability distribution, hypothesis testing, T-test, analyses of variance for factorial designs, linear and multiple regression, analysis of covariance and non-parametric methods. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Online M.S. Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

P&TX 758: Pharmacogenomics
P&TX 759: Communication in Biomedical Sciences
P&TX 760: Optogenetic, Two Photon Imaging and Microscopy and Image Analysis Techniques in Neuropharmacology
P&TX 761: Journal Club

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