Fall 2020

Please email arnoldn@email.unc.edu to register for all PHCO courses.

PHCO 701 – Introduction to Molecular Pharmacology*

(3 cr. hr)
M/W/F @ 9:05 – 9:50 am (Full semester course)
Location: TBA
Course Director: Dr. Terry Kenakin
Course Outline

Course Description This is a graduate-level first year course outlining the basics of molecular pharmacology, including molecular biology, bioinformatics, drug/receptor interactions, receptor and ion channels, regulation of second messengers, drug metabolism and system pharmacology. Permission of the instructor required for registration. Three credit hours a week.

Course objectives (learning outcomes): The objectives of this course are to provide graduate students in biomedical research programs familiarity with the molecular principles of pharmacology involved in the design and action of drugs. Students will increase critical thinking skills in the context of the specific topics listed in the syllabus, which includes molecular biology underlying drug development, key drugable pathways and the interactions between drugs and human body. By the end of this course students should be familiar with molecular principles of drug development including knowledge of gene expression pathways related to drugs, key drugable targets and the interaction between drugs and their receptors. Students should have working knowledge sufficient to apply those principles to new research topics and to propose appropriate strategies to solve relevant research questions.

PHCO 732 – Fellowship/Grant Writing*

(2 cr. hr)
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Course Director: Dr. Mike Emanuele
Course Outline


***Email arnoldn@email.unc.edu to register for all PHCO courses. Meeting times may change to accommodate schedules.