Courses
Course Offering Schedule 
This table outlines the courses offered by the department over the next academic year.  This will allow students to plan their courses in advance for the duration of their programs.  This table may be updated due to changes in resources (students, interest, faculty).  


Undergraduate  teaching

**PHAC 2100 - Pharmacology 
General principles of pharmacology including consideration of the pharmacodynamics of important drugs and control and modification of drug action. 6.000 Credit Hours  
**This course is only available to students in the College of Pharmacy

**PHAC 4030 - Drugs in Human Disease I
Foundation physiological principles underlying human disease intergrated with drug dispostion and effects of important drug groups on disorders of the authonomic and centreal nervous systems, and the cardiovascular system. 3.000 Credit Hours
**This course is open to undergraduate students from Science and other Faculties.           

**PHAC 4040 - Drugs in Human Disease II  
Foundation physiological principles underlying human disease integrated with effects of important drug groups on endocrine and organ system disorders, allergy and inflammation, infection, and cancer. The course also offers an introduction to basic clinical pharmacology as well as several current specialized topics in pharmacology. 3.000 Credit Hours    
**This course is open to undergraduate students from Science and other Faculties.    


Graduate

PHAC 7132 - General Pharmacology Neuroscience
General pharmacological principles including pharmacodynamics of the more important groups of drugs, the factors which control and modify their effects, and the basis for rational selection and administration of drugs in the treatment of neurological disease. Prerequisite: permission of the department.  3.000 Credit Hours    3.0 Credit hours  

PHAC 7134 - General Pharmacology Cardiovascular
General pharmacological principles including pharmacodynamics of the more important groups of drugs, the factors which control and modify their effects, and the basis for rational selection and administration of drugs in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Prerequisite: permission of the department. -3.000 Credit Hours    

PHAC 7110 - Topics In Pharmacology
Short research projects on various properties and effects of newer drugs. Presentation of oral and written reports by graduate students on research conducted. Open only to graduate students in Pharmacology. 6.000 Credit Hours    

PHAC 7180- Recent Advancements In Pharmacology

Lectures given by staff, followed by group discussions on current research, new developments in drugs and re-evaluation of currently employed drugs, their mechanism of action, etc. Three hours per week both terms. Open only to graduate students in Pharmacology. 3.000 Credit Hours    

PHAC 7042 - Cardiovascular Regulation & Drug Action 2
The normal homeostatic regulation of the cardiovascular system, its modification by drugs, and the sites and characteristics of drug actions affecting the cardiovascular system.   1.500 Credit Hours       

PHAC 7062 - Drug, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion A

The mechanisms by which the body handles the absorption, distribution and elimination of drugs and the impact this has on biological response.  1.500 Credit Hours  

PHAC 7064 - Drug, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion B
The mechanisms influencing the absorption, distribution and elimination of drugs from the body and their impact on pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties. PHAC 7062 or its equivalent is a required pre-requisite.   1.500 Credit Hours    

PHAC 7162 - Neuropharmacology
A broad sample at the graduate level of the pathophysiology, pharmacological treatments, and current research related to common neurological disorders. These will be didactic lectures followed by discussion of current topics in neuropathology and neuropharmacology.  1.500 Credit Hours    

PHAC 7164 - Pharmacology Grant Writing
The objective of this course is to teach students how to formulate, write, and present a professional research grant on the subject of their pharmacology graduate research. Students will be required to write and present a research grant under the close supervision of the course director.

PHAC 7190 - Pharmacokinetics of Drug Disposition
Lectures and problem-solving sessions directed at appropriate modelling of the disposition of drugs in the body. 3.000 Credit Hours    

PHAC 7212 - Clinical Trial Design A
Evaluate the essential elements of clinical trials as the basis for determining the potential value of interventions advocated for the treatment of diseases in humans. Topics include designing a study question, types of clinical trial designs, methods for randomization, sample size calculations, and ethics. The format will include assigned readings, lectures, discussion and assignment preparation.   1.500 Credit Hours     

PHAC 7214 - Clinical Trial Design B
Evaluate the essential elements of clinical trials as the basis for determining the potential value of interventions advocated for the treatment of diseases in humans. Topics include recruitment, baseline assessment, reporting morbidity and mortality, data collection, and survival analysis. While it is suggested that PHAC 7212 is taken before PHAC 7214 since there is a natural progression of information, it is not required that both courses are taken.   1.500 Credit Hours     

PHAC 7222- Molecular Pharmacology 2
Lectures, seminars and selected readings on the mechanism of action of therapeutic and recreational drugs. This course covers 6 major themes: G-protein coupled receptors; Ion channels; Transporters; Lipid signaling; Tyrosine kinase receptors and tyrosine kinase-associated receptors.  3.000 Credit Hours

IMED 7101 - Fundamentals of Neuroscience I
This lecture-based course covers the fundamentals of cellular/molecular neurobiology and development/plasticity of the nervous system. It will be offered on a two-year cycle. Students registering must seek the permission of the Course Director (not instructor).  3.000 Credit hours    

IMED 7102 - Fundamentals of Neuroscience II 
This lecture-based course covers the fundamentals of systems neuroscience and the neurobiology of disease. It will be offered on a two-year cycle. Students registering must seek permission of the Course Director (not instructor) 3.0 Credit hours     

IMED 7092 - Cell Biology A Introduction
Lecture, seminar, tutorial and/or demonstration course devoted to basic structure and molecular functions of the different parts of the cell, beginning with the nucleus and concluding with the cell membrane. Topics include basic genetic inheritance principles, chromosomes and gene regulation, protein synthesis and sorting, mitochondrial functions and genetics, biochemical and electrical properties of cell membrane functions. 3.0 Credit hours

IMED 7094 - Cell Biology B Special Topics
Lecture, seminar, tutorial and/or demonstration course devoted to the coordination and integration of cellular functions in complex multicellular organisms. Topics include functional interactions between extracellular matrix, cytoskeletons and membranes, cell and extracellular matrix interactions, cell-to-cell communication including signal transduction mechanisms, concepts in the regulation of cell growth and cell death and pluripotent stem cells, and their relevance to normal organ/body development and malignancy. 3.0 Credit hours

CHSC 7810- Biostatistics for Health and Human Science 1
An introduction to statistical ideas and techniques for health sciences and human research. Describing data, patterns in data, the Normal distribution. Principles of estimation and principles of hypothesis testing. Principles and practice of the major statistical tests (t tests, analysis of variance, Chi squared tests, correlation and regression). Nonparametric statistical techniques. The use of statistical software to carry out statistical analyses. Analytic decision strategies. 3.000 Credit hours

CHSC 7820 - Biostatistics for Community Health Sciences 1
The course will cover techniques of research design and analysis for community health researchers. Topics include: principles of experimental design, study size determination, statistical software as an analytical tool, techniques for the analysis of continuous outcomes, analysis of variance for multi-way, factorial and split-unit experiments, and multiple regression and general linear models. Introduction to more advanced statistical methods including logistic regression and survival models. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in statistics. 3.000 Credit hours

CHSC 7830 - Biostatistics for Community Health Sciences 2
This course will cover techniques for the analysis of complex data sets involving continuous, categorical and time-related outcome variables. Principles of statistical modeling. The behaviour of non-continuous variables. Categorical outcome variables and logistic regression. Poisson outcome variables and Poisson regression. Time-dependent outcomes, survival analysis and proportional hazards regression. Prerequisite: CHSC 7820 with a grade of B+ or better. 3.000 Credit hours