Drugs: Their Nature, Action and Use

PCOL:2120
Spring semester, 2019

Course Director

Barry Kasson, PhD
Phone: (319) 335-9954

Lectures

7:00 - 9:00PM
Wednesday
Spivey Auditorium (Auditorium 2) Bowen Science Building

Course Schedule

Date Lecturer Topic
I.  Principles of Pharmacology and Preventative Meastures
Jan 16 Kasson  Introduction and Class Syllabus
Basic Biology & Introduction to Pharmacology
Jan 23 Kasson Principles of Pharmacology I & II
Jan 30   NO CLASS
Feb 6 Minerath
Kasson
Kasson
Viral and Bacterial Infections I & II
Contraceptives
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Feb 13   PROGRESS EXAM I
     
II.  Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System
Feb 20 Dannen
Dannen
Introduction to Neurobiology; Drug Abuse
Depressants (including ethanol)
Feb 27 Claflin
Merrill
Mood, Anxiety and Psychotic Disorders
Stimulants (including caffeine)
Mar 6 Markan
Markan
Marijuana and Hallucinogens
Inhalants and Tobacco
Mar 13 Rysted
Rysted
Pain, Analgesics and Inflammation
Anabolic Steroids
Mar 20   SPRING BREAK
Mar 27    PROGRESS EXAM II
     
III. Nutrition and Treatment of Disease
Apr 3 Reho
Reho
Obesity
Cardiovascular Disease  
Apr 10 Markan
Monroe
Diabetes
Dermatological Drugs
Apr 17 Liu
Maharjan
Antihistamines: Asthma
Gastrointestinal Drugs
Apr 24 Liu
Liu
Cancer
Toxicology
May 1 Flippo
Flippo
Food Additives
Vitamins, Minerals and Herbals
May 8   PROGRESS EXAM III