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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

PHAR: Pharmaceutical Sciences

PHAR 303 (4) Pharmacy Skills II
Legal, technical and professional aspects of dispensing prescriptions and providing pharmaceutical care, primarily for community pharmacy practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [0-3*-3*;0-3*-3*]
Prerequisite: PHAR 202.
PHAR 315 (4) Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacokinetics and clinical applications of pharmacokinetic principles. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [4-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of PHAR 321, PHAR 341.
PHAR 321 (3) Biophysical Pharmacy I
Applications of the physical chemical properties of drugs to oral drug delivery systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 220.
Corequisite: PHAR 322.
PHAR 323 (3) Biophysical Pharmacy II
Applications of the physical chemical properties of drugs to non-oral drug delivery systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of PHAR 321, PHAR 322.
PHAR 330 (1) Pharmacogenomics: Genetics and Drug Action
Application of genetic information to drug therapy. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 321.
Corequisite: All of BIOC 302, PHAR 315.
PHAR 341 (2) Pharmacology I
Pharmacological principles and the pharmacology of selected agents. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of PHAR 241, PHYL 301, PHYL 302.
Corequisite: All of PHAR 351, PHAR 361, PHAR 371.
PHAR 342 (2) Pharmacology II
Principles of chemotherapy and drug resistance and the pharmacology of selected drug classes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 341.
Corequisite: All of PHAR 352, PHAR 362.
PHAR 351 (2) Therapeutics I
Rational drug therapy, management of patient-specific drug-related problems and therapeutic monitoring of selected disease states. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-0]
Corequisite: All of PHAR 341, PHAR 361, PHAR 371.
PHAR 352 (2) Therapeutics II
Rational drug therapy, management of patient-specific drug-related problems and therapeutic monitoring of selected disease states. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 351.
Corequisite: All of PHAR 342, PHAR 362.
PHAR 361 (1) Non-Prescription Products and Self-Care of the Patient I
The use of non-prescription drugs for selected conditions. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-0]
Corequisite: All of PHAR 341, PHAR 351.
PHAR 362 (1) Non-Prescription Drugs and Self-Care of the Patient II
The use of non-prescription drugs for selected conditions. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 361.
Corequisite: All of PHAR 342, PHAR 362.
PHAR 369 (3) Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I
A 160-hour pharmacy clerkship providing exposure to legal, technical, and professional aspects of community practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Promotion to third year.
PHAR 371 (1) Pathophysiology I
Pathophysiology of selected disease states. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-0]
Corequisite: All of PHAR 341, PHAR 351.
PHAR 399 (6) Cases in Pharmaceutical Sciences II
Case studies and other activities integrating scientific and clinical concepts. [1-0-3; 1-0-3]
Prerequisite: PHAR 299.
PHAR 400 (3) Pharmacy Management
Application of management principles to pharmacy operations. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
PHAR 401 (4) Pharmacy Skills III
Legal, technical and professional aspects of dispensing prescriptions and providing pharmaceutical care, primarily for community pharmacy practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [0-3*-3*;0-3*-3*]
Prerequisite: PHAR 303.
PHAR 403 (1) Clinical Skills: Administration of Injections
Training for authorization to administer injections. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: PHRM 361.
PHAR 404 (3) Peer Teaching in Pharmacy Skills II
Development and delivery of patient counselling role-playing activities in PHAR 303. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: PHAR 303. Permission of instructor required.
PHAR 405 (2-6) c Directed Studies in Clinical Pharmacy
Individual assignments involving library and clinical investigation of specific problems relating to drug utilization and information topics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
PHAR 406 (3) Drug Safety
Pharmacist knowledge and skills in relation to current issues in drug safety. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
PHAR 408 (3) Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Lectures and discussions of topics on the application of pharmacokinetic principles and the use of therapeutic drug level monitoring in clinical pharmacy practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
PHAR 409 (3) Renal Pharmacotherapeutics
Case-based approach to the pathophysiology, pharmacology, clinical pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapy in nephrology with emphasis on the integration and application of fundamental principles to clinical situations in class and during their experiential component. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all required courses in the first three years of the pharmacy curriculum.
PHAR 410 (3) Pharmaceutical Research: From Bench to Bedside and Beyond
Basic, translational, clinical, and community-based research. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 414 (2-6) c Directed Studies in Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
Individual assignments involving library and laboratory investigation of problems involved in the development of pharmaceutical dosage forms. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
PHAR 415 (4) Topics in Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
A study of selected topics in the field of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics. Registration restricted. Permission of instructor required. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-0]
PHAR 420 (2-6) c Directed Studies in Pharmacy Education
Individual assignments involving library and scholarly inquiry related to pharmacy education. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
PHAR 430 (4) Biomolecular Pharmaceutical Chemistry I
Chemical principles and their application to drugs used to regulate enzyme activity. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [4-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 330.
PHAR 434 (3) Essential Medicinal Chemistry Concepts for Pharmacists
Applying selected chemical concepts to understand drug structure and properties, using frequently encountered drugs as examples. Examining how drugs are used to inhibit enzyme activity. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 435 (3) Biomolecular Pharmaceutical Chemistry II
Chemical principles and their application to drugs used to regulate receptor activity. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
PHAR 440 (3) Pain Research and Therapy
A multidisciplinary course dealing with basic mechanisms and the clinical management of acute and chronic pain. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of PHAR 442, PHAR 452, PHAR 472.
PHAR 441 (3) Pharmacology III
The pharmacology of selected drug classes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 342.
Corequisite: All of PHAR 451, PHAR 461, PHAR 471.
PHAR 442 (3) Pharmacology IV
The pharmacology of selected drug classes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 441.
Corequisite: All of PHAR 452, PHAR 462, PHAR 472.
PHAR 444 (2-6) c Directed Studies in Pharmacology
Individual assignments involving library and laboratory investigation of certain aspects of drug action. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
PHAR 448 (3) Pharmaceutical Toxicology
Basic principles of toxicology; toxicity of pharmaceuticals, and precision medicine approaches to mitigate toxicity. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
PHAR 450 (2-9) c Selected Topics
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 451 (2) Therapeutics III
Rational drug therapy, management of patient-specific drug-related problems and therapeutic monitoring of selected disease states. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 352.
Corequisite: All of PHAR 441, PHAR 461, PHAR 471.
PHAR 452 (2) Therapeutics IV
Rational drug therapy, management of patient-specific drug-related problems and therapeutic monitoring of selected disease states. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 451.
Corequisite: All of PHAR 442, PHAR 462, PHAR 472.
PHAR 453 (2-6) c Directed Studies in Pharmacy Practice
Individual assignments involving library and field work investigations of problems associated with pharmacy practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
PHAR 454 (3) Pediatric and Geriatric Drug Therapy
Drug therapy considerations in pediatric and geriatric patients. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 451.
Corequisite: PHAR 452.
PHAR 456 (3) Applied Pharmacoeconomics
Principles and methods of economic assessments to determine the value of health technologies, with a focus on pharmaceuticals and services provided by pharmacists. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 457 (3) Pharmaceutical Care in Aboriginal Health
Aboriginal health in Canada and the role a culturally-competent pharmacist can have in collaborating with other health professionals and Aboriginal communities in providing care and healing. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
PHAR 458 (3) Pharmacotherapy in Oncology
Common oncological diseases and their drug treatment. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
PHAR 460 (2) Natural Health Products in Pharmacy Practice
An evidence-based analysis of the efficacy and safety of natural health products used in pharmacy practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 461 (1) Non-Prescription Drugs and Self-Care of the Patient III
The use of non-prescription drugs for selected conditions. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 362.
Corequisite: All of PHAR 441, PHAR 451.
PHAR 462 (1) Non-Prescription Drugs and Self-Care of the Patient IV
The use of non-prescription drugs for selected conditions. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 461.
Corequisite: All of PHAR 442, PHAR 452.
PHAR 469 (3) Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II
A 160-hour pharmacy clerkship focused on delivery of comprehensive patient care and disease management in community practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: PHAR 369 and promotion to fourth year.
PHAR 471 (1) Pathophysiology II
Pathophysiology of selected disease states. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 371.
Corequisite: All of PHAR 441, PHAR 451.
PHAR 472 (1) Pathophysiology III
Pathophysiology of selected disease states. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 471.
Corequisite: All of PHAR 442, PHAR 452.
PHAR 479 (12) Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience - Community
A 320-hour pharmacy clerkship emphasizing integration of knowledge and skills in developing and assessing therapeutic plans for patients in community practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: PHAR 469.
PHAR 489 (6) Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience - Institutional
A 160-hour pharmacy clerkship emphasizing integration of knowledge and skills in developing and assessing therapeutic plans for patients in institutional practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: PHAR 469.
PHAR 498 (6) Cases in Pharmaceutical Sciences III
Case studies and other activities integrating scientific and clinical concepts. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-3; 1-0-3]
Prerequisite: PHAR 399.
PHAR 499 (5) Cases in Pharmaceutical Sciences IV
Case studies and other activities integrating scientific and clinical concepts. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-6]
Prerequisite: PHAR 498.
PHAR 501 (12) Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
Pharmacotherapeutic intervention in selected acute and chronic diseases and disorders. Emphasis is on recommendations for and monitoring of drug therapy. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-6]
PHAR 502 (4) Advanced Concepts in Pharmacokinetics
Models of linear and dose-dependent systems in pharmacokinetics including sustained release, volumes of distribution, drug clearance, metabolite kinetics, multiple dosing and computer modelling. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [4-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 315.
PHAR 506 (6) Critical Appraisal of Pharmacotherapy Literature
Identification, evaluation, and application of evidence relevant to improving clinical pharmacy practice and patient care. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
PHAR 508 (4) Advanced Applications in Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacokinetic applications in therapeutic drug monitoring and patient care; specific drugs and disease states; effects of age and concomitant drug administration. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [4-0]
Prerequisite: PHAR 502.
PHAR 510 (2-6) d Advanced Pharmaceutics I
A study of physical and chemical properties of pharmaceutical systems with emphasis on formulation and preparative aspects. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 511 (2-6) d Advanced Pharmaceutics II
A study of problems in pharmaceutics with emphasis on biopharmaceutical aspects. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 515 (3) Nanomedicines
Nano-sized drug delivery systems and their interactions with biological systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 516 (2) Polymeric Drug and Protein Delivery
Advances in polymer-based drug delivery systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0]
PHAR 517 (2) Lipid-Based Drug Delivery
Advances in lipophilic drug delivery systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0]
PHAR 518 (4) Diagnostic Imaging and Radiopharmaceuticals
Radiation-related, optical, and other imaging methods (SPECT, PET, CT, MRI, microscopy, ultrasound) and their application in research. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-4*-0]
PHAR 525 (4) Pharmaceutical Research Techniques I
Spectroscopic, GC, HPLC, LCMS and NMR analytical techniques for drug analysis, pharmacokinetics and metabolism. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-6]
PHAR 526 (4) Pharmaceutical Research Techniques II
Immunological assays, capillary and gel electrophoresis, radioisotope techniques, PET, peptide analysis and receptor binding studies. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-6-0]
PHAR 533 (12-24) d Clinical Clerkships I
Required clinical rotations of four weeks' duration in selected specialty areas in medicine and clinical pharmacy. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 534 (2-12) d Clinical Clerkships II
Elective clinical rotations of 4 weeks' duration in hospital, office or clinic locations. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 535 (1/2) d Pharm.D. Seminar
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 540 (2-6) d Topics in Pharmacology
Lectures and supervised studies in selected areas of pharmacology. Enrolment restricted. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 541 (3) Drug Metabolism and Toxicology
The biotransformation of drugs, pesticides, carcinogens and other foreign chemicals in animals and humans. The biochemical mechanisms responsible, particularly the cytochrome P-450 mono-oxygenases, will be emphasized. The formation of toxic reactive metabolites and their effects will be discussed. Enrolment restricted. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 542 (3) Central Nervous System Pharmacology
A course comprised of lectures, assigned readings and reports on selected topics dealing with drug actions in the central nervous system. Given in alternate years. Permission of instructor required. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 543 (3) Advanced Laboratory in Pharmacology
A laboratory course giving instruction in the methods and techniques used in pharmacological research. Registration limited. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [0-6]
PHAR 545 (3) Cardiovascular Pharmacology
A course composed of lectures, assigned readings and conferences dealing with aspects of drug actions and cardiovascular function. Topics include the role of adenylate cyclase in cardiac function, the role of calcium in myocardial contractility and the effect of drugs on myocardial and vascular function. Enrolment restricted. Given in alternate years. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 548 (2) M.Sc. Seminar
Attendance at regular seminars throughout the session and presentation of one or more papers on selected topics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 549 (6/12) c Master's Thesis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 550 (2-6) c Directed Studies
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 554 (3) Advanced Hospital Pharmacy Management
Institutional, professional and regulatory factors that influence the planning, implementation and control of pharmacy services in hospitals. Permission of instructor required. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0]
PHAR 570 (2) Physical Assessment
Principles of and clinical experience in physical assessment of patients for monitoring of drug efficacy and toxicity; interpretation of objective patient data by the clinical pharmacist. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0]
PHAR 590 (3) Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences: Principles and Methods
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 591 (1) Scholarly Integrity and Research Ethics
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 592 (1-3) c Fundamentals of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Disciplines
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 648 (2) Seminar for Ph.D. Students
Attendance at regular seminars throughout the session and presentation of one or more papers on selected topics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
PHAR 649 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

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