Courses of Instruction
Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSCI)
PSCI 531 Cell Biology (4) (Enroll in INTD 531)
PSCI 556 Principal Research Approaches in PPSI (2, Fa) Familiarize new graduate students with basic approaches used in biomedical research with focus on data interpretation and experimental approaches. Graded CR/NC.
PSCI 557 Introduction to Tools and Techniques for Chemical Biology (2, Sp) Multidisciplinary science where the knowledge of chemistry is utilized to solve problems in biology, and biological systems are evolved to gain new functions. This course aims to establish a great opportunity for graduate students at the interface of biology and chemistry. Recommended preparation: formal course work in chemistry and biochemistry.
PSCI 561 Molecular Genetics (4, Sp) (Enroll in INTD 561)
PSCI 571 Biochemistry (4, Fa) (Enroll in INTD 571)
PSCI 590 Directed Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the master’s degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.
PSCI 594abz Master’s Thesis (2-2-0, FaSp) Credit on acceptance of thesis. Graded IP/CR/NC. Prerequisite: completion of all required course work for the M.S. degree.
PSCI 599 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, FaSp) Topics in advanced pharmaceutical sciences.
PSCI 601 Molecular Biology of Gene Regulation (2, max 8) (Enroll in BIOC 601)
PSCI 655 Immunopharmaceutics (2, 2 years, Fa) Lectures and discussion sessions on pharmaceutics-related immunology, including drugs affecting the immune system, antibodies and cytokines as drugs, and new developments in immunobiotechnology.
PSCI 661L Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis (4, 2 years, Fa) Theory and application of quantitative instrumental techniques to the pharmaceutical sciences. Includes principles of chromatography, spectrophotometry, fluorescence, mass spectrometry and immunologic assays. Lecture and laboratory.
PSCI 662 Advanced Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics (2, max 4, FaSp) Principles of advanced pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics. Mathematical description of drug disposition processes. Design and evaluation of pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic studies. Advanced approaches to parameter estimates.
PSCI 663 Advanced Drug Delivery Systems (2, Fa) Design and applications of polymers, liposomes, micro/nanoparticles, prodrugs, and macromolecules for parenteral, oral, transdermal, respiratory and CNS drug delivery. Prerequisite: PSCI 665; recommended preparation: college level chemistry and biology.
PSCI 664 Drug Discovery and Design (4, FaSpSm) Principles of drug discovery, design and characterization. Mechanisms of action of major classes of drugs. Open only to students in management of drug development. Recommended preparation: college level chemistry and biology.
PSCI 665 Drug Transport and Delivery (4, Fa) Principles of cellular drug transport, in vivo drug transport, and modern drug delivery, including drug targeting. Recommended preparation: college level chemistry and biology.
PSCI 667 Intracellular Drug Delivery and Targeting (2, 2 years, Sp) Mechanisms of membrane trafficking and intracellular transport and the utilization of these mechanisms in drug delivery and targeting. Recommended preparation: college level chemistry and biology, INTD 531.
PSCI 756ab Seminar in Pharmaceutical Sciences (1-1, FaSpSm) Review of current pharmaceutical and related research topics.
PSCI 790 Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.
PSCI 791L Research (2-12, no max) Directed research for the M.S. thesis or Ph.D. dissertation.
PSCI 794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation (2-2-2-2-0, FaSpSm) Credit on acceptance of dissertation. Graded IP/CR/NC.