Pharmacology and Physiology

Master of Science: 43.0-60.0 semester credits
Doctor of Philosophy: 96.0 semester credits

About the Programs

The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology offers graduate programs leading to the MS and the PhD degrees. The programs require independent research under the direction of departmental faculty members who are engaged in highly active research programs involving molecular, cellular, and behavioral approaches to experimental pharmacology and physiology in a strongly collaborative environment.

Students in both the PhD and MS programs begin their coursework with a core curriculum in biomedical sciences, and immediately start laboratory rotations. Intensive graduate level pharmacology, physiology and neuropharmacology courses round out the core programmatic courses. Specialization in ion channel physiology, smooth muscle physiology, behavioral pharmacology and signal transduction processes may involve the taking of several elective courses. Each program requires the defense of a thesis based on original research.

About the MS Program

The MS program, requiring two years of full-time study, provides a broad knowledge and technical expertise in pharmacology and physiology, allowing graduates to become partners in research in either an academic or an industrial environment. Students who wish to continue their graduate studies after the MS degree may apply to the PhD program, and their course credits may be applied to the doctoral program.

About the PhD Program

PhD candidates must pass a qualifying examination by November of their third year and they must have one accepted co-author manuscript and one submitted first-author manuscript in peer-reviewed journals during the course of the program.

Admission Requirements

Drexel University College of Medicine has a rolling admissions policy, which means that complete applications are reviewed as they are received. Applicants are therefore advised to apply early, as decisions to accept or deny admission may be made before the official deadlines.

To learn more about applying to Drexel College of Medicine programs visit the Drexel College of Medicine's Biomedical Studies website.

MS/PhD Degree Requirements  

About the Curriculum

The core curriculum is a comprehensive interdisciplinary program of study for all first-year research master’s and PhD students in the Biomedical Graduate Studies programs. The goal of the core curriculum is to provide a broad foundation in biomedical sciences and serve as a framework for advanced study in more specialized areas.

Courses Repeatable for Credit

As well as taking all required courses, MS and PhD students may re-enroll in courses having the status “repeatable for credit”  (such as journal club, seminar and research courses) for the duration of their program in order to meet the total number of credits required for graduation.

For more information about scheduling and developing a plan of study, visit the College of Medicine's Pharmacology and Physiology page.

MS Program Requirements


MS Degree Requirements: Non-Thesis Option
Required Courses
IDPT 500SResponsible Conduct of Research2.0
IDPT 501SBiostatistics I2.0
or NEUR 500S Statistics for Neuro/Pharm Research
IDPT 521SMolecular Structure and Metabolism5.0
IDPT 526SCells to Systems5.0
IDPT 850SLiterature Review Non-Thesis MS4.0
PHRM 502SCurrent Topics i Pharm & Phys1.0
PHRM 507SPrin of Neuropharmacology3.0
PHRM 512SGraduate Pharmacology3.0
PHRM 516SAdvanced Topics in Physiology1.0
PHGY 503SGRADUATE PHYSIOLOGY4.0
Advanced Pharmacology and Physiology electives4.0
Students are required to select a minimum of three advanced electives. Students normally consult with their committee to select advanced electives.9.0
Total Credits43.0

 

MS Degree Requirements: Thesis Option
Required Courses
IDPT 500SResponsible Conduct of Research2.0
IDPT 501SBiostatistics I2.0
or NEUR 500S Statistics for Neuro/Pharm Research
IDPT 521SMolecular Structure and Metabolism5.0
IDPT 526SCells to Systems5.0
IDPT 600SThesis Defense9.0
PHRM 502SCurrent Topics i Pharm & Phys1.0
PHRM 503SPharm & Phys 1st Lab Rotation4.0
PHRM 504SPharm & Phys 2nd Lab Rotation4.0
PHRM 507SPrin of Neuropharmacology3.0
PHRM 512SGraduate Pharmacology3.0
PHRM 516SAdvanced Topics in Physiology1.0
PHRM 600SPharmacology Thesis Research9.0
PHGY 503SGRADUATE PHYSIOLOGY4.0
Advanced Pharmacology and Physiology Electives
Students are required to select a minimum of two advanced electives. For more information about advanced elective options, visit the College of Medicine's Pharmacology and Physiology website.8.0
Total Credits60.0

 PhD Program Requirements

PhD Degree Requirements
Required Courses
During the third year, students develop a plan for their doctoral research in conjunction with their thesis advisor. A formal, written thesis proposal is then presented to the student’s Thesis Advisory Committee. Acceptance of this proposal after oral examination by the Committee leads to the final stage of doctoral training. PhD candidates then spend the majority of their time on thesis research. After concluding their research, they must submit and publicly defend their thesis before the Thesis-Examination Committee.
IDPT 500SResponsible Conduct of Research2.0
IDPT 501SBiostatistics I2.0
or NEUR 500S Statistics for Neuro/Pharm Research
IDPT 521SMolecular Structure and Metabolism5.0
IDPT 526SCells to Systems5.0
IDPT 600SThesis Defense9.0
PHRM 502SCurrent Topics i Pharm & Phys1.0
PHRM 503SPharm & Phys 1st Lab Rotation4.0
PHRM 504SPharm & Phys 2nd Lab Rotation4.0
PHRM 505SPharm & Phys 3rd Lab Rotation4.0
PHRM 507SPrin of Neuropharmacology3.0
PHRM 512SGraduate Pharmacology3.0
PHRM 516SAdvanced Topics in Physiology1.0
PHRM 600SPharmacology Thesis Research9.0
PHGY 503SGRADUATE PHYSIOLOGY4.0
Advanced Pharmacology and Physiology Electives
Students are required to select a minimum of two advanced electives. For more information about advanced elective options, visit the College of Medicine's Pharmacology and Physiology website.8.0
Additional Electives
Students are required to select additional electives to complete the minimum of 96.0 credits for graduation. Additional courses from the Biograduate Medical programs may be taken as electives. Students should check with the College of Medicine's Biomedical Graduate Studies programs.
Total Credits96.0

 

 

Interdepartmental Courses

IDPT 500S Responsible Conduct of Research 2.0 Credits

This two credit course is offered once a year, usually in the spring semester, one evening a week. It is presented using lecture, discussion and problem-based curriculum approaches, with associated requested readings in texts. Some topics additionally require web-based exercises and quizzes. Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty discuss current issues of scientific integrity that all scientists encounter in their research. Solutions to hypothetical and real research challenges and ethical dilemmas are discussed and debated by trainees and faculty. Course sessions and discussions are led by a team of faculty leaders, including department head, deans and provosts. Grades are based on quizzes, class participation, web-based exercises, a term paper and a PowerPoint presentation.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 0 times for 0 credits

IDPT 501S Biostatistics I 2.0 Credits

Introduction to the theory of probability, frequency distribution, correlation's and regression analysis, probability, chi-square and analysis of variance, applications of statistics in the laboratory.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 9 times for 999 credits

IDPT 503S SEARCHING BIOMEDICAL LITERATUR 1.0 Credit

This course surveys information sources in the library (books, journals, computer "finding tools"), with primary focus on finding biomedical journal articles via MEDLINE. Search planning is emphasized, including points on using Medical Subject Headings and precautions when searching title/abstract words. Resources for keeping up with the literature and maintaining personal files are briefly mentioned.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 505S BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH 9.0 Credits

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 506S BIOSTATISTICS II 2.0 Credits

Graduate Biostatistics II picks up where Biostatistics I leaves off. It teaches applications of commonly-used techniques in greater depth, with the intended audience being individuals who will be using statistics considerably in their work. This course includes one and two-way ANOVAs (and post hoc tests), multivariate techniques, power analysis, and other methods. The basic of the SPSS computer program is taught as well.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 507S Teaching Practicum I 1.0-4.0 Credit

The goal of this practicum is to provide mentored teaching experiences for graduate students enrolled in the biomedical science programs of the COM. Graduate students in COM programs can meet practicum requirements in a variety of teaching venues including but not limited to tutoring, laboratory instruction, conferences, and lectures in medical school and graduate program-specific courses. Eligible teaching experiences also include instruction for high school and undergraduate students. Credits for each practicum will be awarded according to preparation time and contact hours. 1 credit hr = 16hrs of instruction.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 508S Teaching Practicum II 1.0-4.0 Credit

The goal of this practicum is to provide mentored teaching experiences for graduate students enrolled in the biomedical science programs of the COM. Graduate students in COM programs can meet practicum requirements in a variety of teaching venues including but not limited to tutoring, laboratory instruction, conferences, and lectures in medical school and graduate program-specific courses. Eligible teaching experiences also include instruction for high school and undergraduate students. Credits for each practicum will be awarded according to preparation time and contact hours. 1 credit hr = 16hrs of instruction.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 509S Teaching Practicum III 1.0-4.0 Credit

The goal of this practicum is to provide mentored teaching experiences for graduate students enrolled in the biomedical science programs of the COM. Graduate students in COM programs can meet practicum requirements in a variety of teaching venues including but not limited to tutoring, laboratory instruction, conferences, and lectures in medical school and graduate program-specific courses. Eligible teaching experiences also include instruction for high school and undergraduate students. Credits for each practicum will be awarded according to preparation time and contact hours. 1 credit hr = 16hrs of instruction.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 521S Molecular Structure and Metabolism 5.0 Credits

Introduction to the fundamental concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology. Topics covered include the structure and function of biomolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids; enzymes; membrane transport phenomena; second messenger signaling; prokaryotic and eukaryotic DNA replication; transcription and translation; protein processing and trafficking; and intermediary metabolism.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 524S Molecular Genetics 0.0 Credits

The goal of the molecular genetics core course is to familiarize students with the underlying mechanisms regulating the inheritance of genetic material. In addition, students will be introduced to genetic methodologies used to manipulate, interpret and define gene function.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 525S Immunology 0.0 Credits

Topics will include cells of the immune system and their development and function, antigen/antibody interactions and the generation of antibody diversity, the major histocompatibility complex, humoral immunity , cell-mediated immunity, transplantation immunology, and immune dysfunction and disease. immune mechanisms.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 526S Cells to Systems 5.0 Credits

Cells to Systems provides a foundation in cell biology, with topics in cytoskeleton, cell adhesion, membrane biology, endocytosis, intracellular signaling, cell cycle, cell growth (cancer), cell senescence, cell death (apoptosis), and genetic methodologies. A final section covers integrative topics on complex biological systems operating in intact organisms.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 528S Cell Biology II 0.0 Credits

This module covers basic membrane transport processes, the ionic basis of membrane excitability, various types of ion channels, the process and role of endocytosis in cell function, step in folding of nascent proteins and protein degradation, protein import into various organelles including the nucleus, ER and mitochondria, and protein processing and trafficking the Golgi.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 531S Integ of Bio Func in Organ Sys 0.0 Credits

This module will provide an introduction to aspects of endocrinology, cardiovascular physiology , and central nervous system function as a means of illustrating the integration of molecular and cellular biological functions in the intact organism.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 532S SUMMER MAKE-UP MED BIOCHEM 7.0 Credits

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 536S Molecular Genetics 1.5 Credit

The goal of the molecular genetics core course is to familiarize students with the underlying mechanisms regulating the inheritance of genetic material, In addition, students will be introduced to genetic methodologies used to manipulate, interpret and define gene function.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 537S Immunology 1.5 Credit

Topics will include cells of the immune system and their development and function, antigen/antibody interactions and the generation of antibody diversity, the major histocompatibility complex, humoral immunity, cell-mediated immunity, transplantation immunology, and immune dysfunction and disease immune mechanisms.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 542S Integ of Bio Func in Org Sys 2.0 Credits

This module will provide an introduction to aspects of endocrinology, cardiovascular physiology, and central nervous system function as a means of illustrating the integration of molecular and cellular biological functions in the intact organism.

College/Department: Biomedical Graduate Studies_COM
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 550S Biochemistry and Biophysics 5.0 Credits

This course includes the fundamentals of metabolism, enzymology, protein synthesis and structure, and molecualr biology taught from neuroscience prospective. In addition, there are lectures on biophysics of ion channels, and neuronal circuits.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 600S Thesis Defense 9.0 Credits

Students who have complete all course work and research requirements, but have not defended their thesis, may carry a status of "Registered for Thesis Defense Only". This registration carries no credit, has no fee and students receive no grade. Students may only be registered for thesis defense for no more than two semesters. Students may not be registered for this category if they are registered for any other graduate courses.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 9 times for 999 credits

IDPT 601S Optional Rotation 4.0 Credits

Guided research is conducted on a part-time basis for two or three 8-10 week periods. Rotations are generally conducted during fall, spring or summer of the first year. A written research report is required at the end of eact rotation.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 7001S Professionalism in Medicine 1 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 7002S Professionalism in Medicine 2 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 7003S Professionalism in Medicine 3 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 7004S Professionalism in Medicine 4 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 703S HUMAN SEXUALITY 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 9 times for 999 credits

IDPT 706S PHYSICIAN AND PATIENT 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 710S PIL FALL SESSION 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 720S PIL WINTER SESSION 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 730S PIL SPRING SESSION 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 740S PIL SUMMER SESSION 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 750S PIL FALL SESSION II 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 751S INTR TO GERIATRICS/GERONTOLOGY 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 752S INTRODUCTION TO AMBULATORY MEDICINE 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 760S PIL WINTER SESSION II 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 770S PIL SPRING SESSION II 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 800S Register for Degree Only 9.0 Credits

This is a course designated to allow students who recently defended the opportunity to finish up any loose ends while maintaining the graduate student status. Students can only register for this course after they have defended their thesis.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 801S CLINICAL PRACTICE EXAM (S/U) 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 802S FOURTH YEAR RESEARCH COURSE 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 821S INTERDEPT. ELECT.-NUTRITION 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 822S ACADEMIC ELECTIVE 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 823S MD/MPH RESEARCH 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 824S MD/Ph.D RESEARCH 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 850S Literature Review Non-Thesis MS 4.0 Credits

Literature Review of a specific topic directed at fulfillment of the degree requirement for a scholarly paper by non-thesis master¿s students. Progress is monitored by student¿s advisor and advisory committee.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 8 credits

IDPT 901S CLINICAL EXAM PREP 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 990S INDEPENDENT STUDY 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 991S INDEPENDENT STUDY 2 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine

IDPT 992S INDEPENDENT STUDY 3 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine

IDPT 997S SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 998S TERM ACTIVATOR 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IDPT 999S Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences 1.0-4.0 Credit

Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 16 credits

Pharmacology Courses

PHRM 502S Current Topics i Pharm & Phys 1.0 Credit

Current topics in experimental pharmacology are presented via a journal club alternating with research presentations. In addition to active student participation, all members of the department of pharmacology and physiology (research assistants, postdoctoral fellows and faculty) participate.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PHRM 503S Pharm & Phys 1st Lab Rotation 4.0 Credits

First rotation. Guided research is conducted on a part-time basis for two or three 8-10 week periods. Rotations are generally conducted during spring or summer of the first year. A written research report is required at the end of each rotation.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 504S Pharm & Phys 2nd Lab Rotation 4.0 Credits

Second rotation. Guided research is conducted on a part-time basis for two or three 8-10 week periods. Rotations are generally conducted during spring or summer of the first year. A written research report is required at the end of each rotation.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 505S Pharm & Phys 3rd Lab Rotation 4.0 Credits

Third rotation. Guided research is conducted on a part-time basis for two or three 8-10 week periods. Rotations are generally conducted during spring or summer of the first year. A written research report is required at the end of each rotation.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 507S Prin of Neuropharmacology 3.0 Credits

This course covers basic concepts in Neuropharmacology, all of the major neurotransmitter systems, behavioral pharmacology and addition, approaches to molecular and cellular physiology including photoactivated biomolecules, electrophysiology, phosphorylation.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 512S Graduate Pharmacology 3.0 Credits

This team taught course provides a basic knowledge of the pharmacologic mechanisms of action, effects on organ systems, routes of administration, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic uses, adverse reactions, contraindications, and drug interactions of drugs.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 516S Advanced Topics in Physiology 1.0 Credit

PHRM516S is presented in several formats throughout the semester to discuss cellular physiology, neurophysiology, muscle physiology, cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, gastrointestinal physiology, endocrinology, and renal physiology. These formats include review of past scientific findings that led to the current understanding of a physiological principle, journal club style format, self-directed problem sheets, development of a working model based on past and present scientific knowledge, and point/counter-point discussions where students debate pros and cons of a controversy in physiology.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Corequisite: PHGY 503S

PHRM 517S Advanced Topics in Pharmacology 1.0 Credit

This course will expand upon the Graduate Pharmacology course for graduate students enrolled in Graduate Pharmacology 512S. The intent is to provide more in-depth coverage of selected topics that will be beneficial to students pursuing a career where pharmacology is a principle component of training, education and/or employment.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Corequisite: PHRM 512S

PHRM 518S New Frontiers in Therapy 1.0 Credit

This course will provide a glimpse of what could revolutionize diagnosis and treatment with emphasis on personalized medicine. Scientific impact, technical challenges, and sociopolitical repercussions will be discussed. Students will be required to write a research proposal in NIH format and are expected to participate in peer review.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 519S Methods in Biomedical Research 1.0 Credit

A primary goal for this course is to introduce Pharmacology & Physiology graduate students to the breadth of techniques used within the Department. Students will gain insight into not only some of the technical aspects of a variety of methods, but also how to critically examine techniques in both their own research and the literature for strengths, weaknesses and limits. At the end of the course, students should have a greater appreciation for the modalities used outside of their own labs, and an understanding of how those technologies are moving biomedical research forward.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 520S Internship in Drug Discovery and Development 4.0 Credits

The Internship in Drug Discovery and Development provides the student with a unique opportunity to apply the principles and skills learned in the classroom and acquire valuable professional experience and critical insight in a specific field. The internship is integrated into the curriculum such that it complements classroom activities and permits the student to explore an area of interest that they may ultimately pursue as a career path. Students are paired with experienced professionals who supervise their work and act as mentors and advisors. Internships can be arranged with an extensive network of pharmaceutical corporations, biotechnology companies, foundations and universities in the region as well as Drexel University itself.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHRM 512S [Min Grade: C] and PHGY 503S [Min Grade: C] and PHRM 525S [Min Grade: C]

PHRM 521S Intensive Internship in Drug Discovery and Development 9.0 Credits

The Intensive Internship in Drug Discovery and Development provides the student with a unique opportunity to apply the principles and skills learned in the classroom and acquire valuable professional experience and critical insight in a specific field. The internship is integrated into the curriculum such that it complements classroom activities and permits the student to explore an area of interest that they may ultimately pursue as a career path. Students are paired with experienced professionals who supervise their work and act as mentors and advisors. Internships can be arranged with an extensive network of pharmaceutical corporations, biotechnology companies, foundations and universities in the region as well as Drexel University itself.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHRM 512S [Min Grade: C] and PHGY 503S [Min Grade: C] and PHRM 525S [Min Grade: C]

PHRM 525S Drug Discovery and Development I 3.0 Credits

This course, the first of two, will provide in-depth exposure to the concepts and processes involved in drug discovery and development as practiced in the biopharmaceutical industry cover all facets from target identification through to the submission of the investigational New Drug Application (IND). Current unmet medical needs and case histories from difference therapeutic areas will be reviewed.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 526S Drug Discovery and Development II 3.0 Credits

This course will provide in-depth exposure to the concepts and processes involved in drug discovery and development as practiced in the biopharmaceutical industry. It will follow the first course (Drug Discovery and Development I) and will cover all aspects from roval process to the submission of the NDA to regulatory approval and post-marketing surveillance.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHRM 525S [Min Grade: B]

PHRM 600S Pharmacology Thesis Research 9.0 Credits

Research toward the fulfillment of the dissertation is conducted beginning after successful completion of the qualifying examination. Progress is monitored by the student's advisor and department, Advisory Committee or Thesis Committee.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PHRM 602S RESEARCH METHODS IN PHARMACOLO 2.0 Credits

A research course in which the student participates in several research projects under the direction of different staff members in order to become familiar with the specific areas of expertise of the faculty. This course emphasizes not only experimental methods but also the conceptual bases for investigating current problems in pharmacology.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 605S Research in Drug Discovery and Development 4.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide opportunities for the student to pursue research in the area of drug discovery and development. This can be done either in an academic or pharmaceutical laboratory under the supervision of a mentor. An alternative or an additional aspect can be the conduct of research for this thesis that is not laboratory research but library research based on an approved topic for the thesis requirement. Bother alternatives, laboratory or library research must be approved by the course directors.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 751S MEDICAL PHARMACOLGY 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 823S CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 895S PHARMACOLOGY RESEARCH 0.0 Credits

Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 9092S PHARMACOLOGY - ELECTIVE - 2WKS 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 9094S PHARMACOLOGY -ELECTIVE 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 0 times for 0 credits

PHRM 9750S RESEARCH-PHARMACOLOGY-16 wks 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 9754S PHARMACOLOGY RESEARCH 0.0 Credits

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHRM 999S Special Topics in Pharmacology & Physiology 1.0-4.0 Credit

This is a special topics course that will focus on graduate level topics in the area of Pharmacology & Physiology. The exact content, readings, and grading will be determined by the professor on a course by course basis.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 16 credits

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