Biopharmaceutical Sciences (BIOPHRM SC)

BIOPHRM SC 133  Pharmacokinetics in Drug Development  (3 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Fran AweekaFran Aweeka also teaches: PHARMIS 120A

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of BPS 122.

Restrictions: None.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

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

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  • School: Pharmacy
  • Department: Bioengineering And Therapeutic Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No

BIOPHRM SC 134  Research Design & Statistics in Drug Development  (3 Units)  Winter  

Instructor(s): Nancy C. SambolNancy C. Sambol also teaches: PHARMIS 110

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: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

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.

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  • School: Pharmacy
  • Department: Bioengineering And Therapeutic Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No

BIOPHRM SC 135  Principles of Pharmacogenomics  (3 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Nadav AhituvNadav Ahituv also teaches: PHARMGENOM 220, PHARMGENOM 245C, PHARMGENOM 223

Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects, Lab skills, Lab science, Conference, Discussion

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.

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  • School: Pharmacy
  • Department: Bioengineering And Therapeutic Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? Yes
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? Yes
  • Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade, P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? Yes
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? Yes
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No

BIOPHRM SC 171  Precision & Personalized Medicine: Healthcare Frontiers  (1 Units)  Spring  

Instructor(s): Esteban G Burchard

Prerequisite(s): None

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

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical, Fieldwork, Independent Study, Project, Web work, Workshop, Practical Experience, Special Projects

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.

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  • School: Pharmacy
  • Department: Bioengineering And Therapeutic Sciences
  • May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
  • Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No
  • Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
  • Graduate Division course: No
  • Is this a web-based online course? No
  • Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
  • May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes