Dec 13, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog
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BIOL 311 - Pharmacology


Credits: (4)
Introductory course in Pharmacology, a scientific discipline that focuses on how drugs affect biological systems. The pharmacological basis of therapeutics will be discussed in the context of the principles of drug action and the mechanism of action of representative agents, with emphasis on the molecular and cellular aspects. Major concepts to be explored include: pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, dose-response relationships, and resistance. Other topics will discuss the chemistry, mechanism of action and pharmacologic action of drugs affecting the autonomic and central nervous systems, the cardiovascular, renal, and endocrine systems, pathogenic microbes, and cancer. Integrated lecture and lab. This course fulfills the Molecular and Cellular Biology area requirement in the Biology major. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 110 -BIOL 111 , CHEM 201  or CHEM 150 (C- grade or higher). (Fall, even years)



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