Drugs: Their Nature, Action and Use

PCOL:2120
Spring semester, 2018

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 17 Kasson  Introduction and Class Syllabus
Basic Biology & Introduction to Pharmacology
Jan 24 Kasson Principles of Pharmacology I & II
Jan 31 Minerath Viral and Bacterial Infections I & II
Feb 7 Perschbacher
Perschbacher
Contraceptives
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Feb 14   PROGRESS EXAM I
     
II.  Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System
Feb 21 Dannen
Dannen
Introduction to Neurobiology; Drug Abuse
Depressants (including ethanol)
Feb 28 Merrill
Claflin
Stimulants (including caffeine)
Mood, Anxiety and Psychotic Disorders
Mar 7 Markan
Agbor
Marijuana and Hallucinogens
Inhalants, Tobacco
Mar 14   SPRING BREAK
Mar 21 Warwick
Warwick
Pain, Analgesics and Inflammation
Anabolic Steroids
Mar 28    PROGRESS EXAM II
     
III. Nutrition and Treatment of Disease
Apr 4 Gomez
Minerath
Obesity
Cardiovascular Disease  
Apr 11 Markan
Gomez
Diabetes
Dermatological Drugs
Apr 18 Liu
Agbor
Antihistamines: Asthma
Gastrointestinal Drugs
Apr 25 Liu
Liu
Cancer
Toxicology
May 2 Autenried
Autenried
Food Additives
Vitamins, Minerals and Herbals
May 9   PROGRESS EXAM III