School of Graduate Studies (SGS) - Newark Health Science Campus
Concentration in Pharmacological Sciences

All students are required to take:

PHPY5021Q Fundamentals of Pharmacology. 3 cr. Fall
The quantitative aspects of dose effect relationships, drug antagonism and specificity of drugs for effector systems are considered. Laboratory exercises are included.

PHPY N5030Q Topics in Pharmacology. 3 cr. Spring
This course will cover a few selected areas in pharmacology. Drugs used in treatment of central nervous system disorders, endocrine clinical problems and chemotherapy. Textbooks: Goodman & Gilman’s “The Pharmacologic Basics of Therapeutics” and Katzung’s “Basic and Clinical Pharmacology.” Jan-May

Students choose any one of the following courses:

PHPY N5225Q Principles of Toxicology, 3 cr. Fall 
This interdisciplinary course will survey the principles of toxicology that pertain to human health. Course content will include an historical background of toxicology and classroom instruction on organ and physiologic system dysfunction following exposure to toxic agents with emphasis on diagnostic techniques. Selected topics include: genotoxicity; carcinogenicity; teratology, toxicity of the central nervous; reproductive, respiratory and hematological systems; hepatic, renal, dermal and ocular toxicity. Presentation: an evidence oriented approach; material is presented through a series of lectures, small group discussions and self-study modules.

PHPY N526Q Prinicples of Toxicology II. 3 cr. Spring

PATH N5209Q The Business of Science: Drug Development Discovery to Market. 3 cr. Fall
The goals of this course are to survey the basic concepts and strategies for drug discovery and development, with an emphasis on practical applications rather than theory; provide in-depth consideration of the key phases of pre-clinical drug discovery; examine the impact of rapidly changing “disruptive technologies” on the processes of drug discovery; study the basic design and conduct of phase 1-4 clinical trials; provide a forum for discussion of practical considerations of careers in drug discovery/development; and provide and opportunity for practical application of concepts.

GSND 5215Q Animal Models of Human Disease. 3 cr. Spring
This course will provide the background, history, rationale, limitations and regulations for using animal models in biomedical research. Part of the course will be didactic lectures on topics including genetically engineered models, oncology models, pharmaceutical research, and translational models. Faculty presentations will describe existing models. Student presentations will be given on novel animal models.

Concentration Coordinator:
Carol S. Lutz, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers NJMS

Assistant Dean for Curriculum, School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers SGS
Office C696, Medical Science Building
185 South Orange Ave, Newark, NJ 07103
PH (973) 972-4511