Course Offerings

Courses offered for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmacology & Toxicology

P&TX 700 Professional Issues in the Biomedical Sciences
A course designed to assist doctoral students in the biomedical sciences in their professional development by providing presentations, discussions, and practical experiences related to career planning. Topics include diverse career opportunities and expectations of each, preparation of vitae/resumes and other elements of a successful job search, writing scientific papers and dealing with editors, developing programmatic research programs, balancing professional obligations, advancing through promotions, and related topics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in pharmacology and toxicology. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Muma, Nancy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 45836

P&TX 730 Advanced Pharmacology I - CNS and ANS
A detailed study of the fundamentals of autonomic nervous system, central nervous system, and their pharmacology. The student will attend P&TX 632 lectures and meet separately with the faculty for additional discussions of advanced material on the topics. The students will be examined on the advanced material. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Pharmacology and Toxicology Program. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Zhao, Liqin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 51583

P&TX 731 Advanced Pharmacology II - Cardiovascular and Renal System
A detailed study of the fundamentals of cardiovascular system, renal system and their pharmacology. The student will attend P&TX 632 lectures and meet separately with the faculty for additional discussions of advanced material on the topics. The students will be examined on the advanced material. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Pharmacology and Toxicology Program. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shi, Honglian
Tracy, James
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 53334

P&TX 732 Advanced Pharmacology III - Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases
A detailed study of the fundamentals of immunology and inflammation and their pharmacology. The student will attend P&TX 631 lectures and meet separately with the faculty for additional discussions of advanced material on the topics. The students will be examined on the advanced material. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Pharmacology and Toxicology Program. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Moskovitz, Jackob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 58961

P&TX 740 Advanced Biotechnology
An examination of basic principles of molecular biology, immunology, and protein chemistry as they apply to the identification, production, stability, delivery, and monitoring of new therapeutic agents provided by the expanding biotechnology industry. Students will attend lectures in P&TX 633 and meet separately with faculty for additional discussions of more advanced material on these topics. The students will be examined on the advanced material. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Pharmacology and Toxicology. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

P&TX 741 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: P&TX graduate student status in good academic standing. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

PSYC 790 Statistical Methods in Psychology I
Elementary distribution theory; t-test; simple regression and correlation; multiple regression and multiple correlation; curvilinear regression; logistic regression; general linear model. Applications across the behavioral and social sciences are emphasized. Course consists of three hours of lecture and a required one-hour lab session where computing applications are taught. Prerequisite: A beginning course in statistics and graduate standing, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

P&TX 742 Experimental Pharmacology
Experimental approaches to understanding mechanism of drug action. Use of drugs as tools to understand functioning of biological systems will also be stressed. Historically important experiments will be discussed along with experiments which are currently used to define drug mechanisms. Topics will include: dose-response, drug receptors, drug metabolism, chemotherapy as well as autonomic CNS, cardiovascular and renal pharmacology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Pharmacology and Toxicology Program. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Dobrowsky, Rick
Muma, Nancy
Shi, Honglian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
4 51514

P&TX 747 Molecular Toxicology
A detailed study of the fundamentals of the experimental methods used in a modern toxicology laboratory. The student will attend P&TX 640 lectures and meet separately with the faculty for additional discussions of advanced material on the topics. The students will be examined on the advanced material. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Pharmacology and Toxicology Program. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

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

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 799 Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar
A review of current literature and research in pharmacology and toxicology. Required of all graduate students in the department every fall and spring semester. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in P&TX. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Muma, Nancy
Th 03:30-05:30 PM MAL 2049 - LAWRENCE
1-2 42329

P&TX 800 Pharmacology and Toxicology Teaching Principles
This course is to be used by graduate students fulfilling the teaching requirements for the Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology. The student will function as a discussion leader and lecturer in a limited number of class sessions. Each student will meet with the faculty whom he or she is assisting. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in pharmacology and toxicology program. RSH.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Dobrowsky, Rick
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 42330
RSH Moskovitz, Jackob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 44642
RSH Muma, Nancy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 52024
RSH Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 50948
RSH Shi, Honglian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 46289
RSH Smith, Adam
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 42331
RSH Subramanian, Jaichandar
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 52545
RSH Yan, Shi
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 48304
RSH Zhao, Liqin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
2 42332

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 803 Pharmacology Literature Review I
This course is designed for graduate students and will fulfill the first written exam requirement for the Ph.D. in pharmacology and Toxicology. The student will research and write a six page literature review by choosing a topic provided by the faculty. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Pharmacology and Toxicology Program. LEC.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Muma, Nancy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1 45527

P&TX 805 Pharmacology Literature Review II
This course is designed for graduate students and will fulfill the second written exam requirement for the Ph.D. in pharmacology and Toxicology. The student will research and write a twelve page literature review by choosing a topic provided by the faculty. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Pharmacology and Toxicology Program. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.


Elective Courses and Thesis/Dissertation Courses

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 775 Chemistry of the Nervous System
A detailed study of the molecular aspects of nerve transmission will be covered with special emphasis on the uptake, storage, release, biosynthesis, and metabolism of specific neurotransmitters. Drugs affecting these processes and current research on receptor isolation and receptor mechanisms will be discussed from a chemical viewpoint. (Same as BIOL 775, CHEM 775, MDCM 775, NURO 775, and PHCH 775.) Prerequisite: BIOL 600 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

P&TX 825 Research in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Original investigations at an advanced level in the areas of pharmacology or toxicology or related fields. This research will be performed by graduate students in collaboration with a faculty member. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. RSH.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Audus, Kenneth L
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 42335
RSH Dobrowsky, Rick
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 42333
RSH Moskovitz, Jackob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 44643
RSH Muma, Nancy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 45157
RSH Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 50949
RSH Shi, Honglian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 46290
RSH Smith, Adam
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 42334
RSH Subramanian, Jaichandar
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 52546
RSH Yan, Shi
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 48303
RSH Zhao, Liqin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-10 42336

P&TX 826 Online Research in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Original investigations at an advanced level in the areas of pharmacology or toxicology or related fields. This research will be performed by graduate students in collaboration at their place of off-site mentoring in collaboration with the faculty mentor. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Online M.S. Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology and consent of KU Pharmacology and Toxicology Faculty Mentor. RSH.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2020 semester.

P&TX 885 Distance Master's Research in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Original investigations at an advanced level in areas of pharmacology or toxicology or related fields. This research will be performed by graduate students in collaboration at their place of off-site mentoring in collaboration with the faculty mentor. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Online M.S. Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology and completion of P&TX 785. RSH.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Dobrowsky, Rick
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 52881
RSH Dobrowsky, Rick
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 53232
RSH Moskovitz, Jackob
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 52892
RSH Moskovitz, Jackob
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 53233
RSH Muma, Nancy
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 52893
RSH Muma, Nancy
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 53234
RSH Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 52894
RSH Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 53235
RSH Shi, Honglian
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 52895
RSH Shi, Honglian
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 53236
RSH Smith, Adam
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 52896
RSH Smith, Adam
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 53237
RSH Subramanian, Jaichandar
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 52897
RSH Subramanian, Jaichandar
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 53238
RSH Yan, Shi
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 52898
RSH Yan, Shi
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 53239
RSH Zhao, Liqin
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 52899
RSH Zhao, Liqin
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
1-12 53240

P&TX 889 Distance Master's Thesis
Independent investigation of a research problem of limited scope, leading to the preparation of a written Master's Degree thesis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Online M.S. Program in Pharmacology and Toxicology and completion of 12 credits in P&TX 885. RSH.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Dobrowsky, Rick
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 52882
RSH Dobrowsky, Rick
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 53241
RSH Moskovitz, Jackob
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 52900
RSH Moskovitz, Jackob
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 53242
RSH Muma, Nancy
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 52901
RSH Muma, Nancy
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 53243
RSH Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 52902
RSH Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 53244
RSH Shi, Honglian
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 52903
RSH Shi, Honglian
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 53245
RSH Smith, Adam
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 52904
RSH Smith, Adam
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 53246
RSH Subramanian, Jaichandar
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 52905
RSH Subramanian, Jaichandar
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 53247
RSH Yan, Shi
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 52906
RSH Yan, Shi
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 53248
RSH Zhao, Liqin
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 52907
RSH Zhao, Liqin
APPT- ONLNEOFCP - OFF CAMPUS
2 53249

P&TX 899 Master's Thesis
Hours and credit to be arranged. Independent investigation of a research problem of limited scope. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in P&TX and consent of instructor. THE.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Audus, Kenneth L
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 42339
THE Dobrowsky, Rick
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 42337
THE Moskovitz, Jackob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 44644
THE Muma, Nancy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 45158
THE Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 50950
THE Shi, Honglian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 46292
THE Smith, Adam
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 42338
THE Subramanian, Jaichandar
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 52550
THE Yan, Shi
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 48305
THE Zhao, Liqin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 42340

P&TX 999 Doctoral Dissertation
Hours and credit to be arranged. Original investigation in pharmacology and toxicology. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. THE.
Spring 2020
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Audus, Kenneth L
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 42343
THE Dobrowsky, Rick
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 42341
THE Moskovitz, Jackob
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 44645
THE Muma, Nancy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 45159
THE Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 50951
THE Shi, Honglian
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 46293
THE Smith, Adam
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 42342
THE Subramanian, Jaichandar
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 52552
THE Yan, Shi
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 48306
THE Zhao, Liqin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-11 42344


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