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PHAR 450 / BMED 849 - Principles of General Pharmacology II

 Winter 2020
 Year 4
 6-7 hours/week
 3 units
Available
On-Campus Course
Instructors

Topics include: neuropharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, agents acting on the endocrine system, and chemotherapy.

 

NOTE This course involves team-based learning sessions and a drug literature evaluation assignment.


(PHAR 230/3.0 or PHAR 270/3.0 with a minimum grade of B+) or PHAR 340/3.0 or permission of the course coordinator.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the physiological alterations that accompany various conditions and diseases in order to compare and contrast the mechanisms of action of the various pharmaceuticals that treat them
  2. Critique phase III clinical trials pertaining to a pharmaceutical in order to validate or invalidate claims made by a drug advertisement
  3. Search the primary literature to investigate new uses for established pharmaceuticals or new treatments for a condition/disease in order to familiarize yourself with the newer strategies in drug development

PHAR 450

Final Examination: 40%

Drug Literature Evaluation Part 1: 15%

Drug Literature Evaluation Part 2: 15%

Drug Literature Library Quiz: 5%

Readiness Assessment Tests (R.A.T.): 25%

BMED 849

Final Examination: 30%

Drug Literature Evaluation Part 1: 15%

Drug Literature Evaluation Part 2: 15%

Drug Literature Library Quiz: 5%

Readiness Assessment Tests (R.A.T.): 25%

Mock Lecture: 10%

 

Lecture 3 hours per week

Tutorial 3 hours per week

Recommended Textbook:

B. Katzung: Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 13th Edition http://proxy.queensu.ca/login?url=https://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/book.aspx?bookid=2249

Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 90-100
A 85-89.9
A- 80-84.9
B+ 77-79.9
B 73-76.9
B- 70-72.9
C+ 67-69.9
C 63-66.9
C- 60-62.9
D+ 57-59.9
D 53-56.9
D- 50-52.9
F 0-49.9