Master of Science (M.Sc.) Pharmacology (Thesis) (45 credits)

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Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

The program leading to a master's degree is designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire knowledge in Pharmacology, to conduct a research project, to analyze data, and to write a thesis. Students will also receive essential training in Research Professionalism and Scientific Communication.

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

  • PHAR 696 Thesis Preparation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

  • PHAR 698 Thesis Preparation 2 (9 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

  • PHAR 699 Thesis Preparation 3 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • PHAR 601 Research Seminar (6 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : A research seminar must be presented by all M.Sc. students in the Department after completion of two semesters in the Department

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

  • 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 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.

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

6 credits, from the following courses:

  • 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 Graduate Training Committee (GTC) on the basis of previous courses.
* Students may take PHAR 503 or PHAR 505 but not both.

Students who have taken these courses as part of their undergraduate degree, passed the equivalency exam, or been exempted, will register for the following course:

  • PHAR 697 Thesis Preparation 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Preparatory work towards the Master's thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

3 credits, at the 700-level PHAR course(s), or the equivalent, upon approval by the GTC.

Faculty of Medicine—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)