Master of Science (M.Sc.) Pharmacology (Thesis): Environmental Health Sciences (45 credits)

Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

The M.Sc. in Pharmacology; Environmental Health Sciences will focus on the interplay between the environment and health. Environmental health research is highly interdisciplinary. Students will be given the opportunity to acquire a broad environmental perspective on exposure sciences, hazard screening methodologies, epidemiological approaches, health implications of environmental quality, and policy approaches.

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 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 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 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 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 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Required Courses (18 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 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 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 2019

    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 2020

    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 670 Principles of Environmental Health Sciences 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Topics in environmental health sciences: principles of exposure assessment and of toxicology.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Barbara F Hales, Scott Andrew Weichenthal, Koren Kathleen Mann, Bernard Robaire, Niladri Basu, Jill Baumgartner (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students pursuing a career in Environmental Health Sciences or with permission of the course instructor. Not open to students who have taken or are taking EPIB 684 or EXMD 670 or NRSC 670.

  • PHAR 671 Principles of Environmental Health Sciences 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Topics in environmental health sciences: principles of environmental epidemiology.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Mark Goldberg, Scott Andrew Weichenthal, Jill Baumgartner, Jonathan Chevrier (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students in the Environmental Health Sciences or permission of the course instructor. Not open to students who have taken or are taking EPIB 685 or EXMD 671 or NRSC 671.

  • 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 2019

    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 (3 credits)

3 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 2019

    Instructors: Lisa Munter, Dusica Maysinger (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 2019

    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 2019

    Instructors: Derek Bowie, Jean Francois Trempe, Paul Clarke, R. Anne McKinney (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 2020

    Instructors: Daniel Bernard (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 who have taken these courses as part of their undergraduate degree, passed the equivalency exam, or been exempted, will register for a 3 credit, 700-level PHAR course, or the equivalent, upon approval by the GTC.

Faculty of Medicine—2019-2020 (last updated May. 24, 2019) (disclaimer)