Core Courses

The Core Course Curriculum

The Core Course series is comprised of 17 units of intensive coursework designed to provide a strong background in the principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology. The courses were designed for and are taught for graduate students and are intended to develop integration and problem solving skills.

  • PTX 201 - Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology (5 units)
    This is an introductory overview of basic concepts in pharmacology/toxicology followed by in-depth blocks on fate processes of chemicals in the body, fate processes associated with tissue selective responses, and selective toxicity employed therapeutically.
  • PTX 202 - Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology (4 units)
    This course covers the principles of pharmacodynamics and mechanisms of drug/toxicant action. Intracellular signaling, ion channels and membrane transport are discussed.
  • PTX 203 - Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology (4 units)
    Integrated physiological systems, cardiovascular and nervous systems and how drugs and toxicants act to perturb function are covered in PTX 203.
  • STA 100 - Applied Statistics (4 units)
    Descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, contingency tables, ANOVA, regression; implementation of statistical methods using computer package.