Pharmacognosy - PMPG


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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480 Biological Evaluation of Natural Products
3 hours. Short-term procedures useful for the discovery and characterization of natural product drugs, with related laboratory experiments, and principles of more advanced drug development. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

499 Special Projects in Pharmacognosy
1 TO 3 hours. Special topics in pharmacognosy dealing with isolation and characterization of natural products.

507 Drug Discovery, Design and Development
3 hours. Overview of drug development process from target identification and screening through clinical trials and FDA evaluation. Same as BPS 507 and MDCH 507.

510 Research Techniques in Pharmacognosy
3 hours. Introduction to the techniques used in pharmacognosy.

511 Advanced Pharmacognosy
4 hours. A theoretical and applied course designed to acquaint the student with the occurence, isolation, characterization, identification, biosynthesis and activity profile of biologically active natural products. Prerequisite(s): PMPG 510 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.

512 Microscopy of Natural Drug Products
3 hours. Use of microscopic methods in the identification of natural drugs and herbal products, with emphasis on the use of light and scanning electron microscopes. Prerequisite(s): PMPG 517 or consent of the instructor.

513 Principles of Structure Determination and Analysis
3 hours. Explores the relationship between structural stability, kinetic properties and function of biopolymers, with particular emphasis on proteins and nucleic acids. Same as BCMG 513, and MIM 513. Prerequisite(s): GCLS 501 and one year of physical chemistry, or consent of the instructor.

515 Structure Elucidation of Natural Products I
2 hours. Learn the basic skills needed to elucidate the structure of a natural product by spectroscopic methods by using real-life examples. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in MDCH 562 and credit or concurrent registration in PMPG 511.

516 Structure Elucidation of Natural Products II
3 hours. Employing modern computational methods in the structure elucidation and dereplication of a natural product by using real life examples. Same as MDCH 516. May be repeated.

517 Problem-Solving in Plant Taxonomy
4 hours. Principles and concepts in plant taxonomy, which include identification, classification, nomenclature, discussion of major recent/modern systems, family characterization and field work methods. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

518 Correlative Phytochemistry
2 hours. Distributional correlation of well-defined groups of secondary phytoconstituents with existing plant classification systems as an aid in the search for biologically active natural products. Prerequisite(s): PMPG 517.

520 Enthnopharmacology Field Work
4 hours. Studies of plants used by primitive peoples as medicinal agents, in defined geographic areas, primarily through interviews with medicine men and the populace. Plant material will be collected for subsequent study. Contingent on availability of funds for travel support. Prerequisite(s): PMPG 517 or consent of the instructor.

521 Recent Advances in Pharmacognosy
2 hours. A review of recent progress in the chemistry, biosynthesis and biological properties of natural products. Prerequisite(s): PMPG 511.

522 Laboratory Techniques in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology I
3 hours. Students will perform laboratory research rotations as assigned by the Biotechnology track faculty in the three laboratories of the Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in the College of Pharmacy. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in BCHE 460; or consent of the instructor.

523 Laboratory Techniques in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology II
3 hours. In a continuation of PMPG 522 students will perform laboratory research rotations as assigned by the Biotechnology track faculty in the laboratories of the Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology in the College of Pharmacy. Prerequisite(s): PMPG 522; or consent of the instructor.

534 Dental and Medical Anthropology Within Human Evolution
1 TO 3 hours. Studies the biological and physical anthropology of hominid teeth and the craniofacial complex with relevant medical anthropology, ethno-pharmoacology, forensic sciences, and paleo-pathology topics. Same as ANTH 534 andOSCI 534. Field work required. A lab experience,independent study and a research paper is required for 3 hours of credit. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of the instructor.

540 Marine Natural Products
2 hours. Expose graduate students to field of marine natural product chemistry. Course will include examples of marine antineoplastic agents, marine toxins, and other pharmaceutically relevant marine natural products from various marine organisms. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

553 Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
2 hours. Fundamentals of cancer biology with emphasis on biological, hormonal and chemotherapeutic drug therapies currently used and in development. Specific treatment approaches to breast, ovarian, prostate and colon cancers will be explored. Same as BPS 553 and MDCH 553. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Molecular and Cellular Biology.

565 Special Projects in Pharmacognosy
1 TO 3 hours. Overview of current research topics of interest in pharmacognosy: potential areas-ethnomedicine, biological evaluation, dietary supplements, taxonomy, chemotaxonomy, organism propagation, and applications of contemporary analytical techniques. May be repeated up to 3 time(s). Prerequisite(s): Completion of the first year of the program.

569 Predictive Strategies in Pharmacognosy
2 hours. Consideration of the methods employed for the selection of plants that are most likely to yield biologically active compounds. Prerequisite(s): Demonstration of competency in organic chemistry, botany and pharmacology.

590 Laboratory Techniques in Pharmacognosy I
2 hours. Perform laboratory research rotations as assigned by Pharmacognosy drug discovery track faculty of Program for Collaborative Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PCRPS). Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in PMPG 510 or consent of the instructor.

592 Laboratory Techniques in Pharmacognosy II
2 hours. In continuation of PMPG 590, student will perform lab research rotations as assigned by Pharmacognosy drug discovery track faculty of the Program for Collaborative Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PCRPS) Prerequisite(s): PMPG 590 or consent of the instructor

593 Graduate Student Seminar Class
1 hours. Provides practice and practical guidance for giving a high quality research seminar. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

595 Seminar in Pharmacognosy
1 hours. Presentation on a current research topic. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours.

598 Master's Research in Pharmacognosy
0 TO 16 hours. Research for completion of master's degree. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

599 Doctoral Research in Pharmacognosy
0 TO 16 hours. Research for students in the pharmacognosy doctoral program. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated.


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