Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics (PPT)
Brown-Borg, Carvelli, Chen, Combs, Doze, Geiger (Chair), Ghribi, Golovko, Haselton, Henry, Lei, Murphy, Porter and Rosenberger
The undergraduate mission of the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics is to provide students majoring in Allied Health and Science programs with a basic foundation in pharmacology and physiology. Individual courses in pharmacology and physiology are required for various Allied Health and Science programs, the Athletic Trainers program, and the Chemical Use/Abuse Awareness minor in Social Work. Emphasis is placed on concept relevance in each of the courses to the students’ respective professional careers. While meeting each student’s academic program requirements, it also enhances each student’s opportunity to further their education in the health sciences at the graduate and professional level.
Educational objectives for individual pharmacology courses include the biological consequences of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, the mutual interactions of athletic performance and drug effects, and substances of abuse. Educational objectives for the physiology course cover general physiology from the level of molecules to the whole organism, with emphasis on the homeostatic mechanisms. The Department also fosters and encourages the participation of undergraduate students in ongoing faculty-directed research through an independent study option.
PPT 301. Human Physiology. 4 Credits.
A study of the normal function of the human body with particular consideration given to the necessary background needed by students pursuing a course of study in Allied Health Sciences. There are five hours of formal classroom study including two hours of laboratory and an optional review period each week. Prerequisites: ANAT 204 and either BIOL 150/150L or CHEM 116/116L or CHEM 121/121L. Open to Athletic Training, CLS, Community Nutrition, Cytotechnology, Dietetics, Pre-Dietetics, Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Pre-OT, PT, and OT majors only. F,S.
PPT 315. Human Pharmacology. 3 Credits.
A survey of the more important drugs used in medicine, including basic principles, clinical uses and possible adverse effects. Prerequisites: PPT 301 and CHEM 116 and CHEM 116L, or CHEM 121 and CHEM 121L, or CHEM 122 and CHEM 122L. S.
PPT 320. Pharmacology in Sport. 2 Credits.
This course is designed to teach students the theories and principles of Pharmacology as it relates to Athletic Training.
PPT 410. Drugs Subject to Abuse. 2 Credits.
Biochemical, pharmacological, behavioral and therapeutic aspects of substance abuse. Prerequisite: Advanced undergraduate standing. S.
PPT 492. Research in Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics. 1-4 Credits.
Laboratory research under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. F,S,SS.
PPT 499. Readings in Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics. 1-4 Credits.
Topics and credits to be arranged with the instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. F,S,SS.