Drug Mechanisms and Actions

PCOL:4130
Spring Semester, 2018

Course Director

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

Lectures

Discussions: Friday 1:00 - 1:50 pm, 2-224 BSB
Exams: Feb 12, Mar 9, May 7: 1:00 - 2:20 pm, 2-224 BSB
Apr 2, Apr 16: 1:00 - 2:00 pm, 2-224 BSB

Course Schedule

Date Lecturer Topic
Jan 15 NO CLASS - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 17 Kasson Course Introduction and Syllabus
Jan 18 - Jan 25

Kasson

Kasson

Kasson

Kasson

Kasson

Introduction to Pharmacology

Principles I - Drug Absorption and Distribution

Principles II - Pharmacodynamics

Principles III - Drug Metabolism and Excretion

Principles IV - Drug Dose Regimens

Jan 26 Kasson Discussion / Quiz
Jan 29 - Feb 1

Strack

Strack

Strack

Autonomics I - Introduction to the Autonomic Nervous System

Autonomics II - Cholinergic Stimulants, Inhibition of Cholinesterase

Autonomics III - Cholinergic Antagonists

Feb 2 Strack Discussion / Quiz
Feb 5 - Feb 8

Strack

Strack

Strack

Autonomics IV - Drugs Affecting Nicotinic Receptors

Autonomics V - Adrenergic Stimulants

Autonomics VI - Adrenergic Blocking Agents

Feb 9 Strack Discussion / Quiz
Feb 12 PROGRESS EXAM I
Feb 12 - Feb 15

Quelle

Usachev

Usachev

GI Drugs

Analgesics I - Opioids

Analgesics II - Opioids and Triptans

Feb 16 Quelle / Usachev Discussion / Quiz
Feb 19 - Feb 22

Brennan

Brennan

Brennan

Anesthesia I - General Anesthetics

Anestheisa II - General Anesthetics (con't)

Anestheisa III - Local Anesthetics

Feb 23 Kasson Discussion / Quiz
Feb 26 - Mar 1

Dannen

Dannen

Dannen

CNS I - Antidepressants

CNS II - Antianxiety Agents/Sedative Hypnotics

CNS III - Anticonvulsants

Mar 2 Dannen Discussion / Quiz
Mar 5 - Mar 8

Dannen

Dannen

CNS IV - Antipsychotic Drugs

CNS V - Drugs for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Mar 9 PROGRESS EXAM II
Mar 12-16 SPRING BREAK
Mar 19 - Mar 22

Quelle

Quelle

Quelle

Inflammation I - The Immune System & Immunomodulators

Inflammation II - Immunomodulators (con't)

Inflammation III - Antihistamines & Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Mar 23 Quelle Discussion / Quiz
Mar 26 - 29

Quelle

Quelle

Quelle

Inflammation IV - Treatment of Asthma

Renal Drugs I

Renal Drugs II

Mar 30 Quelle Discussion / Quiz
Apr 2 PROGRESS EXAM III  
Apr 2 - Apr 5

Potthoff

Potthoff

Lamping

Lamping

Blood I - Anticoagulants, Antithrombotics, Thrombolytic Drugs

Blood II - Drugs Used in Atherosclerosis

Cardiovascular I - Central & Peripheral Mechanisms of Hypertension

Cardiovascular II - Antihypertensive Agents

Apr 6 Potthoff / Kasson Discussion / Quiz
Apr 9 - Apr 12

Lamping

Faraci

Fisher

Cardiovascular III - Coronary Heart Disease

Cardiovascular IV - Antiarrhythmic Agents

Cardiovascular V - Heart Failure

Apr 13 Fisher / Kasson Discussion / Quiz
Apr 16 PROGRESS EXAM IV
Apr 16 - Apr 19

Koland

Koland

Koland

Antimicrobials I - Introduction to Antimicrobial Agents

Antimicrobials II - Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis; β-Lactam Antibiotics

Antimicrobials III - Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis

Apr 20 Koland Discussion / Quiz
Apr 23 - Apr 26

Koland

 

Koland

Chen

Antimicrobials IV - Antimetabolites, Quinolones, Metronidazole and Antitubercular Drugs

Antimicrobials V - Antifungal Agents

Antimicrobials VI - Antiviral Agents

Apr 27 Koland / Chen Discussion / Quiz
Apr 30 - May 3

Kasson

Kasson

Kasson

Endocrine I - Insulin and Anti-diabetic Agents

Endocrine II - Diabetes Drugs; Corticosteroids; Contraceptives

Endocrine III - Contraceptives (con't); Calcium Homeostasis

May 4 Kasson Discussion / Quiz
May 7 PROGRESS EXAM V