PROGRAMS

General Information

Pharmacology Graduate Program is supported by the Department of Pharmacology in Faculty of Medicine and offers courses with laboratory training leading to degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The Department has the several laboratories which are well equiped for research in various aspects of the Neuropharmacology, Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Pharmacology of Pain and Analgesia, Psychopharmacology and Drug Addiction.


GRADUATE PROGRAMS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY
GRADUATE CURRICULUM


Ph.D. in Pharmacology

GRADUATE COURSES

Core Courses

TFR DZ 01 General Pharmacology (2-2)3
TFR DZ 02 Basic Methods in Pharmacology (2-2)3
TFR DZ 03 Catecholaminergic and Cholinergic system ((2-2)3
TFR DZ 04 Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology (3-0)3
TFR DZ 05 New Scientific Trends (1-0)0
TFR DZ 06 Literature Search and Transfer (1-0)0

Elective Courses
TFR DS 01 Advanced Techniques in Pharmacology (1-2)2
TFR DS 02 Neuroendocrine System Pharmacology (1-2)2
TFR DS 03 Pain and Analgesia (1-2)2
TFR DS 04 Regulation of Blood Pressure: Pharmacological Approach (1-2)2

DESCRIPTION OF GRADUATE COURSES

TFR DZ 01 General Pharmacology (2-2)3
Lectures and discussion concerning basic factors determining absorption, distribution, metabolism and extraction of drugs . This course also provides techniques and interpretations of pharmacokinetic data analysis.

TFR DZ 02 Basic Methods in Pharmacology (2-2)3
This course will serve as a means to introduce students to the field of laboratory animal science and the practical application of information gained therein to assorted aspects of animal research. Lecture topics will concern regulations and their effect on the care and use of laboratory animals, the biology husbandry of the common laboratory animal species, animal and occupational health, experimental surgery, proper use of analgesia and anesthesia.

TFR DZ 03 Catecholaminergic and Cholinergic System (2-2)3
General survey of catecholaminergic and cholinergic system, emphasizing neurotransmitters, receptors and their interactions. The course will discuss general principles of drug action, including receptors, second messengers and neurotransmitter metabolism.

TFR DZ 04 Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology (3-0)3
General survey of neuropharmacology, emphasizing neurotransmitters, receptors and their interactions. The course will discuss general principles of drug action, including receptor binding, second messengers and neurotransmitter metabolism. It also will survey neurotransmitter function, including acetylcholine, biogenic amines, excitatory amino acids and neuropeptides.

TFR DZ 05 New Scientific Trends (1-0)0
Presentations by staff and invited speakers of new developments in their research activities. A question and answer period follows each seminar presentation.

TFR DZ 06 Literature Search and Discussion (1-0)0
A critical written manuscript of the recent literature on a topic of interest to the student which include a proposed problem of study and rationale for conducting the investigation.

TFR DS 01 Advanced Techniques in Pharmacology (1-2)2
Providing the basic concepts about the current methods in modern pharmacology is the main goal of this course. Supervised laboratory rotation emphasizing modern research techniques in molecular, cellular and behavioral pharmacology. Problems of collection, summary and interpretation of data are addressed.

TFR DS 02 Neuroendocrine System Pharmacology (1-2)2
Covers the basic principles of neuroendocrinology with special emphasis on pharmacologic aspects. Topics include the biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of the neural hormones which regulate anterior and posterior pituitary function, as well as selected other peptides, such as substance P, neurotensin and some cytokines.

TFR DS 03 Pain and Analgesia (1-2)2
The purpose of the lecture is to provide a global account of mechanisms involved in the induction of pain. Particular attention is focused on neuronal pathways for the transmission of nociceptive information, chronic neuropathic pain and the pharmacological management of pain.

TFR DS 04 Regulation of Blood Pressure: Pharmacological Approach (1-2)2
Lectures and discussions about on regulation of blood pressure, central and peripheral mechanisms, effects of drugs at the cellular, isolated muscle and organ levels.