Wayne State University

Courses offered - Pharmaceutical Sci

*For a full overview of the courses you will need, visit the curriculum page for your program.

PSC 3310 Principles of Drug Disposition

Prereq: PHA 3030; coreq: PHA 3250, PSC 3210, PPR 3060, PPR 3070.

Basic principles and applications of pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and pharmacogenetics.

PSC 4115 Pharmaceutics I

Prereq: first year professional standing.

Introduction to pure drug substance formulation into dosage forms and the principles and mechanisms for developing dosage forms for safe and effective use in patients.

PSC 4125 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences: Medicinal Chemistry / Pharmacology / Immunology

Prereq: first year professional standing.

Introduction to medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and biotechnology with a focus on drug discovery and drug action.

PSC 4215 Pharmaceutics II

Prereq: first professional year standing.

Basic pharmacokinetics: principles of drug administration, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) using different dosage forms, and basics of administration routes.

PSC 4225 Autonomic Pharmacology

Prereq: PSC 4125; first year professional standing.

The principles of autonomic pharmacology integrated into an understanding of the functioning of the autonomic system; the major target organs and the physiological effects of agonists and antagonists elicited through autonomic receptor subtypes.

PSC 5115 Pharmacokinetics

Prereq: second professional year standing.

Conceptual knowledge-base and practical calculation applications of pharmacokinetic principles.

PSC 5600 Drugs of Abuse

Prereq: third professional year standing.

Pharmacology and toxicology, both clinical and animal, associated with recreationally-used agents; treatment of acute and chronic problems associated with these agents; concept of chronic drug administration and abuse as disease state.

PSC 5870 Seminar in Pharmacology

Prereq: written consent of instructor. Open to undergraduates in good academic standing. Offered for undergraduate credit only.

Reports and discussions on current literature and recent advances in the field. Assigned topics presented by students.

PSC 5990 Directed Study in Medicinal Chemistry

Prereq: written consent of instructor. No pharmacy program credit after compilation of two credits of PSC 5991, PSC 5992, PPR 5990, except by written consent of department chair. Offered for undergraduate credit only.

PSC 5991 Directed Study in Pharmaceutics

Prereq: written consent of instructor. No pharmacy program credit after completion of two credits of PSC 5990, PSC 5992, PPR 5990, except by written consent of department chair. Offered for undergraduate credit only.

PSC 5992 Directed Study in Pharmacology

Prereq: written consent of instructor. No pharmacy program credit after completion of two credits of PSC 5990, PSC 5991, PPR 5990, except by written consent of department chair. Offered for undergraduate credit only.

PSC 6800 Introduction to Research

Prereq: last professional year, graduate, or graduate professional standing.

Fundamental concepts and resources for responsible conduct of biomedical research and advancing scientific professional development, and data analysis and statistics.

PSC 7010 Advanced Drug Action and Safety I

Prereq: last professional year, graduate, or graduate professional standing; written consent of instructor.

Survey of advanced research topics in pharmacology.

PSC 7020 Advanced Drug Discovery I

Prereq: last professional year, graduate, or graduate professional standing; written consent of instructor.

Survey of advanced research topics in medicinal chemistry.

PSC 7040 Advanced Drug Formulation and Delivery I

Prereq: last professional year, graduate, or graduate professional standing; written consent of instructor. No credit after PPR 4230.

Survey of advanced research topics in pharmaceutics.

PSC 7160 Advanced Practice Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences Elective

Prereq: admission to Pharm.D. program.

Eight-week rotation in basic science-oriented research laboratory.

PSC 7600 Drugs of Abuse: Advanced

Prereq: prior course in pharmacology and good academic standing.

Pharmacology and toxicology, both clinical and animal, associated with recreationally-used agents; treatment of acute and chronic problems associated with these agents; concept of chronic drug administration and abuse as disease state.

PSC 7700 Advanced Drug Action and Safety II

Prereq: PSC 7010, last professional year, graduate, or graduate professional standing; written consent of instructor.

Continuing survey of modern research topics in pharmacology.

PSC 7800 Research Techniques in Medicinal Chemistry

Prereq: written consent of instructor.

Laboratory work employing modern techniques available in medicinal chemistry; application of basic principles to graduate study and research.

PSC 7810 Research Techniques in Pharmaceutics

Prereq: written consent of instructor.

Laboratory work employing modern techniques available in pharmaceutics: application of basic principles to graduate study and research.

PSC 7820 Research Techniques in Pharmacology

Prereq: written consent of instructor.

Laboratory work employing some of the modern techniques available in pharmacology, including the application of basic principles to graduate study and research.

PSC 7840 Seminar in Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences

Prereq: graduate standing or admission to Pharm.D. program.

Basic science seminar for doctor of pharmacy students or graduate students.

PSC 7850 Pharmaceutical Sciences Colloquium

This course is a required seminar course for all graduate students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

PSC 7860 Introduction to Seminar

Prereq: written consent of instructor.

A required seminar course for all first year graduate students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students will be required to present a seminar on their research progress during their first year in the program.

PSC 7870 Second Year Seminar

Prereq: PSC 7860.

A required seminar course for all second year PhD students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students will be required to present a seminar on a topic unrelated to their research.

PSC 7880 Third Year Seminar

Prereq: PSC 7870.

A required seminar course for all third year PhD students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students will be required to present a seminar on their research.

PSC 7999 Master's Essay Direction

Prereq: written consent of instructor.

PSC 8650 Special Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Prereq: written consent of instructor.

Recent developments in medicinal chemistry. Topics under investigation and of current interest offered in different semesters.

PSC 8660 Special Topics in Pharmaceutics

Prereq: written consent of instructor.

Recent developments in pharmaceutics. Topics under investigation and of current interest offered in different semesters.

PSC 8670 Special Topics in Pharmacology

Prereq: written consent of instructor.

Recent developments in pharmacology. Topics under investigation and of current interest offered in different semesters.

PSC 8999 Master's Thesis Research and Direction

Prereq: written consent of instructor.

PSC 9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research

Prereq: written consent of department and approval by Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Offered for S and U grades only.

Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation.

PSC 9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: Ph.D. candidate in department and approval by the Ph.D Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following advancement to Ph.D. candidacy. Offered for S and U grades only.

PSC 9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: PSC 9991 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following PSC 9991.

PSC 9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: PSC 9992 and approval by the Ph.D. officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following PSC 9992. Offered for S and U grades only.

PSC 9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: PSC 9993 and approval of Ph.D. of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following PSC 9993. Offered for S and U grades only.

PSC 9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School; completion of 30 credits in PSC 9991-9994. Offered for S and U grades only.