Pharmacology and toxicology are biomedical sciences that study how to develop safe, effective drugs and prevent the harmful effects of chemicals. Pharmacology focuses on the way drugs interact with various living systems, including the properties, effects and mechanisms of drug action. Toxicology focuses on the interaction of toxic compounds in the body, including exposure assessment, dose response assessment and hazard identification.
BSPS Internship Description
All six majors in the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree program require a real-life workplace internship available in a variety of appropriate settings at local, regional, national and international sites. Most students schedule their internships in the summer after their P1 year. Students are generally assigned to ongoing projects at the site and are evaluated on their performance by the site supervisor. A written internship paper or a technical report and/or a presentation, along with the supervisor's evaluation are submitted to the internship course instructor following completion of the experience.
Pharmacology/Toxicology (PTOX) Major and Master of Science in PTOX Option
The combination of BSPS and MSPS degrees in PTOX gives students the ability and choice to elect to get two degrees in five years. Currently, BSPS students will take 3.5-4 years to graduate and MSPS students will take 2 years. Time and money savings are important for students. This combined degree will take up to 1 year off of the two degrees.
All BSPS degree requirements will remain intact. Classes that are required in BSPS that may be waived for the Master’s curriculum with an achieved grade of B- or better will be:
|PHCL 5700||Pharmacology I -Principles Of Pharmacology, Autonomic Pharmacology And Non-steroidal Anti-inflammat||3|
|PHCL 5720||Pharmacology II: Endocrine And Cns Pharmacology||3|
|PHCL 5730||Toxicology I||3|
|PHCL 6700||Pharmacology III: Cns And Cardiovascular/Renal Pharmacology||3|
Internship must be done in the summer between P1 and P2 with an in house PTOX faculty member who will then be the mentor of the MS degree. This allows ideas and training done in the internship phase to be carried forward in the Master’s degree program.
Students will start the master’s degree program in the spring after graduation (9 credits). The Master’s program will go through the summer (4-6 credits), following fall (10 credits) and spring (9 credits), and a 2 credit summer (if necessary) where the students will defend.
Below is a sample plan of study. Consult your degree audit for your program requirements.
BSPS PHARMACOLOGY/TOXICOLOGY MAJOR CURRICULUM (FOR
P1 STUDENTS ENTERING IN FALL 2018 AND AFTER)
|MATH 1850||Single Variable Calculus I *||4|
|CHEM 1230||General Chemistry I *||4|
|CHEM 1280||General Chemistry Lab I||1|
|BIOL 2170||Fundamentals of Life Science: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance||4|
|BIOL 2180||Fundamentals of Life Science Laboratory: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance||1|
|PHCL 2610||Introductory Physiology||3|
|MATH 2640||Statistics for Applied Science *2||3|
|CHEM 1240||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 1290||General Chemistry Lab II||1|
|ENGL 1110||College Composition I||3|
|Diversity of US 3||3|
|CHEM 2410||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 2460||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I for Non-Majors||1|
|PHYS 1750||Introduction To Physics 1||4|
|ENGL 1130||College Composition II: Academic Disciplines And Discourse||3|
|Social Sciences Core 3||3|
|CHEM 2420||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 2470||Organic Chemistry Laboratory II for Non-Majors||1|
|Social Sciences Core 3||3|
|Arts/Humanities Core 3||3|
|Arts/Humanities Core 3||3|
|Non-US Diversity 3||3|
Only offered during fall semesters
Not required prior to P1 for BSPS-only applicants
If double-dip, PREP courseload reduced by 3 hours. Only one double dip is allowed for the UT Core requirements.
Students accepted into the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences should be academically prepared to be placed into MATH 1850 and CHEM 1230. Students placing into a lower math level - MATH 1200, MATH1320 or MATH1750 and/or placing into a lower level chemistry - CHEM 1090 (based on students' testing scores) will require additional hours for graduation.
Students should consult their Degree Audit for coursework that fulfills elective course requirements in the General Education/Core area.
|MBC 3310||Medicinal Chemistry I: Drug Action And Design||2|
|MBC 3550||Physiological Chemistry I: Structure And Function Of Biological Macromolecules||3|
|PHCL 3700||PHARMACOLOGY I: PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY, AUTONOMIC PHARMACOLOGY AND RELATED PHARMACOLOGY||3|
|PHCL 4730||Toxicology I||3|
|Major Electives (Recommend BIOL 3010, BIOL 3020 & MBC 3330) 1||5-6|
|MBC 3320||Medicinal Chemistry II: Drug Design and Drug Action||3|
|MBC 3560||Physiological Chemistry II: Chemical Regulation Of Cells And Organisms||3|
|PHCL 3730||BSPS Pharmacology II: Endocrine and CNS Pharmacology||3|
|PHCL 3810||Pharmacology And Toxicology Laboratory 2||1|
|PHCL 4750||Toxicology II||3|
|Major Elective (Recommend MBC 3100) 1||1|
|MBC 4710||Targeted Drug Design||3|
|PHCL 4810||BSPS Pharmacology III: CNS and Cardiovascular Pharmacology||3|
|Major Elective 1||9|
|PHCL 4780||Internship in Pharmacology/Toxicology 3||6-12|
To be chosen from the PTOX electives list.
Required for internship and only offered in spring.
Internship can be taken in the summer before the P2 year.
All requirements listed above must be fulfilled with a minimum of 120 Semester hours required for graduation.
A total of 18 hours of course work must be selected from the list of elective courses below. Other electives require approval of the PTOX adviser.
|BIOL 3010||Molecular Genetics||3|
|BIOL 3020||Molecular Genetics Laboratory||2|
|BIOL 3030||Cell Biology||3|
|BIOL 3040||Cell Biology Laboratory||2|
|BIOL 4010||Molecular Biology||3|
|BIOL 4110||Human Genetics and Genomics||3|
|CHEM 3310||Analytical Chemistry||2|
|CHEM 3360||Analytical Chemistry Laboratory||2|
|CHEM 3720||Physical Chemistry For The Biosciences II||3|
|CHEM 3730||Physical Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 3740||Physical Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 4300||Instrumental Analysis||2|
|CHEM 4880||Advanced Laboratory III||2|
|MBC 3100||Practices in Pharmaceutical Research||1|
|MBC 3860||Microbiology for Pharmaceutical Professionals||2|
|MBC 3330||Techniques in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry||2|
|MBC 3340||Techniques in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory||1|
|MBC 4300||MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY III: INFECTIOUS DISEASE CHEMOTHERAPY||2|
|MBC 4470||Advanced Immuno-Therapeutics||2|
|MBC 4980||Special Topics In Drug Design||1-4|
|PHCL 4820||BSPS Pharmacology IV: Chemotherapeutic Agents||3|
|PHCL 4900||Honors Seminar In Pharmacology||1-3|
|PHCL 4910||Problems In Pharmacology||1-3|
|PHCL 4960||Honors Thesis In Pharmacology||2-5|
(a) Interpret the results of studies as presented in reviews and in the primary
(b) Apply the concepts of controlled experimentation and evidence-based
(c) Be able to use primary literature and reference materials to acquire and
evaluate relevant information and frame questions requiring further
(d) Be able to begin a process of a critical evaluation of technical issues related to the pharmaceutical sciences.
2. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with other professionals and the public; write an interpretable technical report and/or business plans.
3. Work cooperatively as part of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams.
4. Apply the basic principles of chemistry, life science, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and biochemistry as they apply to the activity of drugs, biological, and toxins.
5. Be able to apply appropriate computer technology to create effective written, graphic, and oral presentations.
6. Apply computer technology to the collection, processing, and analysis of data appropriate to a student s specialty.
7. Discuss the organization of the scientific community and the roles of academia, government, and private industry as well as how this organization affects research, drug development, health care, and technical decision making.
8. Develop skills to carry out duties in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, social, economic, and professional practices and interact in a professional manner with managers, colleagues, and subordinates.
9. Develop the skills necessary to maintain professional competence and incorporate new developments and technologies into practice.
10. Recognize key contemporary problems in a discipline, and understand how these are being addressed through research.
11. Utilize a variety of pharmacologic/toxicological laboratory techniques necessary for research.