Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Pharmacology

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Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • PHAR 609 Research Professionalism for Pharmacologists (1 credit)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Discussion of good research practices in Pharmacology, including scientific conduct and misconduct, mentorship, authorship, peer review, research on animal and human subjects, and intellectual property.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Bernard Robaire (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): Any Pharmacology 500 level excluding PHAR 598 and 599.

    • Restriction(s): First year graduate students in Pharmacology or with permission of the instructor.

  • PHAR 610 Scientific Communication for Pharmacologists (2 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : This is a hands-on course with a strong emphasis on developing scientific writing and oral communication skills in Pharmacology.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Paul Clarke (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Any Pharmacology 500 level excluding PHAR 598 and 599.

    • Restriction(s): First year graduate students in Pharmacology or with permission of the instructor.

  • PHAR 701D1 Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program. This is an oral presentation followed by an oral examination by the student's advisory committee and members of the department faculty.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PHAR 701D2 Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program. This is an oral presentation followed by an oral examination by the student's advisory committee and members of the department faculty.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PHAR 701D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PHAR 701D1 and PHAR 701D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • PHAR 712 Statistics for Pharmacologists (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Basic theoretical and practical aspects of statistics for pharmacologists.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Paul Clarke (Fall)

    • Restriction: This course is restricted to graduate students in Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Others require permission of the course coordinator.

Two additional 700-level PHAR courses (3 credits each), or the equivalent, upon approval by the Graduate Training Committee (GTC.)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits, chosen from the following courses:
* Students take PHAR 503 OR PHAR 505

  • PHAR 503 Drug Discovery and Development 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Chemistry, mechanisms of action, and steps in drug discovery and development.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Lisa Munter, Jean-Sébastien Joyal, Pedro Rosa, Dusica Maysinger, Karen Meerovitch, Timothy Geary (Fall)

  • PHAR 505 Structural Pharmacology (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : The course will cover approaches widely used in the pharmaceuticals industry, such as drug target selection, structure determination and medicinal chemistry. The basics of structural biology will be taught in a very visual and interactive manner, with an emphasis on drug:target interactions and chemical principles relevant to drug design. By the end of the course, the students will become familiar with the structure-based drug discovery process and principles of molecular pharmacology.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Jean Francois Trempe, Bastien Castagner (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): PHAR 301, BIOC 311 or with permission of instructor

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking PHAR 503.

  • PHAR 562 Neuropharmacology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Topics in pharmacology with an emphasis on molecular mechanisms of drug-action and cellular targets in the nervous system.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Derek Bowie, Jean Francois Trempe, Paul Clarke, R. Anne McKinney, Laura Stone, Gerhard Multhaup, Lisa Munter (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: PHAR 301 or with permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Open to U3 students in the minor, major or honours program in Pharmacology, or with permission of instructor.

  • PHAR 563 Endocrine Pharmacology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : This advanced course covers selected topics in pharmacology of reproductive, endocrine, and metabolic disorders.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Daniel Bernard, Bernard Robaire, Jacquetta M Trasler (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PHAR 301 or permission of the instructor(s)

    • Restriction: Open to U3 students in the minor, major or honours program in Pharmacology, or with permission of instructor.

    • Course material will be presented in the form of lectures and student-led presentations.

Or completion of an equivalency exam;
Or an exemption granted by the GTC on the basis of previous courses.

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