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112  Biostatistics  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): J. Lightwood       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Lecture

This course is an introductory course in biostatistics covering topics such as elementary probability theory, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, t-tests, chi-square tests, regression and correlation, nonparametric methods, estimation and confidence intervals.

113  Drug Delivery: From Biologics to Devices  (3 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): T. Desai, P. Babbitt, T. Kortemme, F. Szoka, S. Roy       Prerequisite(s): BIOPHRM SC 111

Restrictions: First year PharmD students.       Activities: Lecture

This course will introduce pharmacy students to the principles of protein structure relevant to developing them as drugs and drug targets. They will also learn about the various routes and delivery systems for administration of drugs. Additionally, they will gain exposure into the imaging modalities used for evaluating these drugs, and the role of medical devices in enhancing therapy.

121  Pharmacokinetic Variability  (3.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): L. Benet       Prerequisite(s): Biopharmaceutical Sciences 111 and 113.

Restrictions: none       Activities: Lecture, Workshop

This course is meant to introduce the second year students to the primary determinants of pharmacokinetic variability, including 1) the influence of pharmacogenomics as well as induction and inhibition of drug metabolism and transport on variability in drug clearance and bioavailability, and 2) physiologic determinants of variability including age, body composition, renal and hepatic disease.

133  Pharmacokinetics in Drug Development  (3 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): F. Aweeka       Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of BPS 122.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Project, Student - Lecture

The course will provide advanced training in pharmacokinetics with a focus on the issues involved with drug development.

134  Research Design & Statistics in Drug Development  (3 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): N. Sambol       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: This course is required for students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Pathway, but is open to all students as an elective if space permits.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Project, Student - Lecture

This course covers detailed aspects of optimizing research design for clinical and basic research. The material presented builds on the content covered in the Study Design Course of the first year curriculum. Design strategies for varying types of research as well as skills for critical evaluation of research studies and literature will be the primary focus. In addition, the ethics of using animals and humans will be discussed.

135  Principles of Pharmacogenomics  (3 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): N. Ahituv       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Conference, Student - Lecture, Student - Conference

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the genetic basis for differences in drug response. Genetic variability in drug receptors, transporters and enzymes as well as regulatory proteins involved in promoting and inhibiting transcription and translation will be discussed. The course also covers toxicogenetics and an introduction to computational genomics.

171  Precision & Personalized Medicine: Healthcare Frontiers  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): E. Burchard       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None. The course is open to professional students from all programs as well as graduate students.       Activities: Lecture

Precision and Personalized Medicine offer great potential to improve biomedical research and patient care. Through this elective, students will learn about the principles of precision and personalized medicine and the current advancements in each area. Students will also engage in dialog with thought-leaders in these fields, and discuss potential solutions to obstacles these fields are facing. These experiences will prepare students to be pioneers in research and healthcare for years to come.