School of Medicine

Courses

Biomedical Research

BMR 601 Intro DNA, RNA & Protiens3 Credit hours   

A molecular and cell biological study of the structure and function of nucleic acids and proteins.

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BMR 602 Intro Cells and Metabolism3 Credit hours   

A molecular and cell biological study of the structure of cells and of cellular metabolism.

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BMR 603 Regulation Cell Function2 Credit hours   

An advanced molecular and cell biological study of cell metabolism and the regulation of cell function.

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BMR 604 Cell Basis of Disease1 Credit hour   

A molecular and cell biological study of the basis of diseases prevalent in Appalachia

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BMR 617 BMR Statistics Technique3 Credit hours   

An application-oriented course in statistical concepts and techniques aimed at prospective researchers in the biomedical sciences.

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BMR 628 Neuroscience I3 Credit hours   

To study and understand the structure and function of the nervous system and disorders of neuronal function.

Pre-req: BMR 600.

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BMR 629 Neuroscience II3 Credit hours   

To study and understand the structure and function of the nervous system and disorders of neuronal function.

Pre-req: BMR 628.

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BMR 631 Neurosci/DevBio Lit Review1 Credit hour   

Published articles in the neuroscience literature will be presented by all class members. Each presentation will include background introduction methods, results, and discussion of the neuroscience research.

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BMR 641 Molecular Development3 Credit hours   

An in-depth discussion of current literature in developmental biology with emphasis on early embryo development, morphogenesis, lineage determination and regulation of of developmental process.

Pre-req: BIC 628.

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BMR 644 Research Conduct1 Credit hour   

Responsible conduct of research, including human subjects, live vertebrate animals, conflict of interest, mentor.mentee responsibilities, collaborative research, peer review, data management, research misconduct, and responsible authorship, with case discussions.

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BMR 651 Cancer Biology4 Credit hours   

An advanced graduate course on the core principles of initiation, progression, treatment and prevention of cancer, based on current literature. (PR: BMR 601, 602, 603, 604, and permission of instructor).

Pre-req: BMR 601 and BMR 602 and BMR 603 and BMR 604.

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BMR 652 Cancer Biol Colloquium1 Credit hour   

This is a mentored journal club for graduate students covering selected areas of current interest in cancer biology research.

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BMR 660 Communication Bio Sci I1 Credit hour   

Biomedical graduate students are trained to plan, prepare and deliver effective scientific presentations.

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BMR 661 Communication Bio Sci II1 Credit hour   

Biomedical graduate students are trained to plan, prepare and deliver effective scientific presentations.

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BMR 664 ORDRC Colloquim1 Credit hour   

A seminar course where published articles in the field of obesity and obesity-related diseases are presented and discussed.

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BMR 665 CDRC Colloquium1 Credit hour   

A seminar-style series that will focus on recent advances in topics related to cardiovascular disease.

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BMR 674 Teaching Practicum1 Credit hour   

Students gain experience in teaching using a variety of methods in a supervised setting.

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BMR 676 CBR Journal Club1 Credit hour   

Mentored journal club preparation with monthly presentation in cellular and molecular biology research.

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BMR 679 Special Problems1 Credit hour   

Intensive study of a selected topic or problem. Emphasizes independent study.

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BMR 680 Seminar1 Credit hour   

Study and discussion of current topics related to the Biomedical Sciences.

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BMR 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   
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BMR 785 Intro to Research1-6 Credit hours   

Directed research activities requiring a completed prospectus for an advanced research project, a written report, or a research thesis. A minimum of three (3) hours required for all M.S. candidates.

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BMR 882 Research1-15 Credit hours   
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Clinical Translational Science

CTS 600 Epi Used in Med Research3 Credit hours   

Practical application of epidemiology and biostatistics used in medical research. The course will primarily focus on the design and analysis of translational studies.

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CTS 610 Study Design & Stats3 Credit hours   

Students will participate in an internship with faculty in providing consultation services in study design and statistics for medical research projects.

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CTS 611 Machine Learn Journal Club1 Credit hour   

Articles that describe either clinical or translational research along with machine learning techniques will be discussed. Students are expected to read, describe and present at these fourteen, 1 hour weekly sessions.

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CTS 612 Intro Clin Machine Learn3 Credit hours   

This course is designed for those who are interested in suing machine learning with a focus on translational medical research, which is concerned with bringing bioscience research discoveries into patient care. This course explores the characteristic of its methods, its benefits and limitations. Explain and describe different learning algorithm machine learning journal club is optional.

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CTS 614 Online Survey Tools3 Credit hours   

This course will introduce Redcap, explore relational DB terms, I2B2, a research data warehouse counting tool, and data manipulation using MS SQL queries, functions, procedures along with C# using LINQ.

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CTS 615 Intro Clinical Databases3 Credit hours   

This course is an introduction to the concepts of database processing and management especially as it relates to clinical translational research. The focus is to bring bioscience research discoveries into patient care. Primary topics include discussions of major database types, history of databases and database issues, security, database principles, DBMS, RDBMS, SQL queries, Big Data, Marshall Clinical Data Warehouse.

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CTS 616 Intro Clinical Program C#3 Credit hours   

Course will present C#, a tool that can be used to manipulate data within the Clinical database using LINQ/other to connect the application to the database. The focus is on translational research, which is concerned with bringing bioscience research discoveries into patient care. This course is designed for those who are interested in medical research programming using console/web/smart-phone application technology.

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CTS 620 Basic Research Operations3 Credit hours   

This course will focus on the operation of clinical research trials, providing an overview of the critical aspects involved in all stages of clinical trials.

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CTS 625 Clinical Operations Lab1-6 Credit hours   

This course is a hands on experience in Clinical Research trial operation. The course provides an opportunity for students to work with clinical research professionals on FDA-directed clinical trials.

Pre-req: CTS 620.

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CTS 628 Intro to Java Cln Prog4 Credit hours   

The goal of this course is to expose clinical informatics students to programming in Java for common problem solving tasks. This course will focus on topics related to object-oriented programming with emphasis on object oriented design and style, classes, recursion, searching and sorting, simple data structures, and graphical user interfaces.

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CTS 630 Fundamentals of Team Science2 Credit hours   

This course offers practical guidance about how best to engage in team science to pursue complex science questions and work effectively with team members.

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CTS 632 Qualitative Research1 Credit hour   

This course is designed as an introduction to qualitative research methods. It offers various approaches to designing and conducting qualitative research projects in health and health services research. Students will gain hands-on experience in various qualitative methods adn analysis techniques while carrying out a research project related to their area of interest.

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CTS 635 Writing and Peer Review1 Credit hour   

This course teaches students to become more effective writers of scientific publications.

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CTS 637 Introduction to Tableau3 Credit hours   

Tableau is a business/clinical intelligence tool that makes it easier to process an ever-increasing stream of clinical information through data visualization, data discovery, visual analytics, dashboards, and visual storytelling. In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of creating interactive visual displays using an industry standard visualization tool using real medical data.

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CTS 640 Clinical Trials Journal Club1 Credit hour   

This course will be presentations and discussions of the recent literature in the area of clinical trials. Fundamental principles and new discoveries will be emphasized.

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CTS 645 Navigating Health IT3 Credit hours   

The quality of healthcare data is critical to clinical & translational research and medical practice. Getting the right data is difficult without a basic understanding of health information systems (HIS) and medical classification standards. This course provides an overview of these HIS and standards in the healthcare industry and enables gathering and use of HIS data effectively.

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CTS 650 Rural Clinical Experience5 Credit hours   

This course will acquaint students with the issues of rural community health and wellness, which will allow them to participate in clinical studies in a rural environment.

Pre-req: CTS 620.

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CTS 660 Appalachian Phenotype3 Credit hours   

The course will describe the clinical presentations, epidemiology and molecular phenotype of disorders common in the Appalachian region.

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Microbiology

MCB 620 Prin Medical Microbiology6 Credit hours   

The study of mocroorganisms, immunobiology, immunologic disesases, host resistance and the means by which diseases are produced and prevented.

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MCB 622 Curr Topics Molec Biology1 Credit hour   

Critical discussion of current literature/concepts. Participants present published research papers on topics with a molecular biology component. Presentations are followed by discussion/evaluation of the contribution of the research.

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MCB 631 Medical Microbiology I3 Credit hours   

This course will present the major aspects of the field of medical microbiology with emphasis on selected pathogenic organisms.

Pre-req: BMS 600.

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MCB 632 Medical Microbiology II2 Credit hours   

This course will present a continuation of the major aspects of the field of medical microbiology with emphasis on the major pathogenic organisms.

Pre-req: BMS 600 and MCB 631.

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MCB 642 Graduate Microbiology I4 Credit hours   

An advanced treatment of microbiology with emphasis on the molecular aspects of anatomy, taxonomy, and physiology and genetics of microorganisms.

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MCB 643 Principles of Immunology3 Credit hours   

Basic principles of the immune response system of humans and related mammals. Concepts of B & T cell function and inter- relationships emphasized.

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MCB 648 Molec Aspects of Pathogenesis3 Credit hours   

An in depth study of molecular mechanisms of bacterial, viral, and immune-mediated disease processes.

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MCB 660 Diagnostic Virology3 Credit hours   

A comprehensive survey of methodologies used to detect and characterize viral specific antibodies and antigens and the status of cellular immunity in virus infected hosts.

Pre-req: MCB 620.

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MCB 675 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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MCB 676 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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MCB 677 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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MCB 679 Special Problems1-3 Credit hours   
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MCB 720 Microbiology6 Credit hours   
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MCB 743 Principles of Immunology3 Credit hours   

Basic principles of the immune response system of humans and related mammalian representatives. The concepts of B and T cell function and their interrelationships will be emphasized.

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MCB 780 Elective Special Projects1 Credit hour   
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MCB 785 Independent Study1-15 Credit hours   

Independent Study in Microbiology is designed to allow the student the opportunity to work with a faculty member on a topic of special interest.

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MCB 813 Research in Microbiology1-18 Credit hours   
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MCB 814 Clin Lab Microbiol Immun1-18 Credit hours   
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Pharmacology

PMC 610 Intro Pharmacology3 Credit hours   
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PMC 615 Pharmacology Reviews1 Credit hour   
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PMC 620 Medical Pharmacology8 Credit hours   

An introduction to the basic concepts of drug actions and therapeutic principles governing drug therapy. Emphasis is placed on general mechanisms, therapeutic uses and toxicity of prototypic drugs.

Pre-req: BIC 620.

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PMC 621 Medical Pharmacology I6 Credit hours   

This course will encompass the core pharmacology concepts as well as drugs used in the treatment of infectious diseases, cancer, hematological matters, nervous system agents and cardiovascular drugs.

Pre-req: BMS 600.

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PMC 622 Medical Pharmacology II2 Credit hours   

This course will encompass the core pharmacology concepts as well as drugs used in the treatment of pulmonary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal, and musculoskeletal diseases, drugs specific for mens and womens health, dermatological agents, and toxicology.

Pre-req: BMS 600.

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PMC 625 Drug Metabolism3 Credit hours   

Topics will include a discussion of the metabolizing enzymes, enzyme induction and inhibition, toxic metabolites, prodrugs, metabolic disorders and analytical methods for studying drug metabolism.

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PMC 630 Chem Aspects Pharmacology3 Credit hours   

An introduction to the chemical principles of pharmacology. The chemical classification, acid-base chemistry and stereo- chemical properties of drugs and the reactivity of drugs with biological systmes will be discussed.

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PMC 633 Vistas in Pharmacology3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: PMC 620.

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PMC 635 Neuropharmacology3 Credit hours   

A study of the actions of drugs on the nervous system.

Pre-req: BMS 600.

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PMC 639 Neuropharm Res Tech3 Credit hours   

Class participants will be exposed to state-of-the-art neuropharmacology research techniques while in the labor- atories of neuropharmacology faculty.

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PMC 640 Behavioral Pharmacology3 Credit hours   

Behavioral methods for assaying drug action.

Pre-req: PMC 635.

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PMC 643 Intro Cardiopulmonary Pharm3 Credit hours   

A general overview of the principles of pharmacology and the mechanisms and effects of cardiovascular and respiratory drugs.

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PMC 645 Adv Cardiopulmonary Pharm3 Credit hours   

An indepth presentation of pharmacological aspects of cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Current knowledge, principles and methods used in cardiopulmonary research will be discussed.

Pre-req: PMC 620 or PMC 643.

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PMC 650 General Toxicology3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: PMC 620.

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PMC 655 Toxicology Reviews1 Credit hour   

This course will provide a presentation and discussion of current literature in the area of toxicology. Fundamental principles and new discoveries will be emphasized.

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PMC 675 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Present course material on special areas of research or topics which are not routinely covered in esisting courses.

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PMC 676 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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PMC 677 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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PMC 720 Medical Pharmacology8 Credit hours   
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PMC 780 Elective Special Projects1 Credit hour   
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PMC 785 Clinical Pharmacology1-18 Credit hours   

Independent Study of Pharmacology

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PMC 868 PMC Externship1-18 Credit hours   

Out-of-State Externship

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Pharmacy

PHAR 511 Clinical Immunology1 Credit hour   

Skills development in vaccine administration, patient counseling, and maintaining appropriate record management. The student will acquire knowledge regarding individual vaccines and the vaccination process. This knowledge will be reinforced through laboratory and simulation activities. Skill development will culminate with the student providing immunizations in patient settings.

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PHAR 521 Integrated Laboratory I2 Credit hours   

This is a laboratory course to provide hands-on experience that complements didactic presentations in PHAR 531 and PHAR 532.

Pre-req: PHAR 531.

Co-req: PHAR 532
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PHAR 522 Fund Med Chem2 Credit hours   

An introductory course providing the fundamental basics of drug action. Specifically, the course will cover the physicochemical properties of drugs, basic principles of medical chemistry and structure activity relationships, including drug-receptor interactions, theories of drug action and drug metabolism.

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PHAR 531 Biopharmaceutics I3 Credit hours   

Topics covered include the physicochemical principles of pharmacy, such as acid-base theory, solubility, physical states of drugs, thermodynamics, drug stability, excipients, surfactants, dispersions, polymers, drug delivery, chemical compatibility and interactions of drugs in various dosage forms.

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PHAR 532 Biopharmaceutics II3 Credit hours   

Topics covered include mechanisms of both immediate and sustained drug release in formulations involving solid and semi-solid systems; introduction to novel drug delivery systems; drug pre-formulation, the drug approval processes, and regulations governing the pharmaceutical industry; drug preparation, liberation, absorption and stability dosage.

Pre-req: PHAR 531.

Co-req: PHAR 521
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PHAR 541 Pharmacy Practice I4 Credit hours   

Begin professional development understanding the responsibilities of a registered pharmacist providing patient care. Professional conduct, personnel management, personal conduct, pharmacy calculations, immunizations, legal issues, and team dynamics are stressed.

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PHAR 542 Immunology and Microbiology4 Credit hours   

Topics covered include an introduction to the classification, morphology and physiology of microorganisms, primarily organisms that can cause human pathology, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoans, parasites, and worms; the body's immune response and mechanisms of defense at the cellular and humoral (molecular) level will also be covered in the context of pathogenic organisms, tissue transplants, and autoimmune disease.

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PHAR 543 Pharmacy Practice II4 Credit hours   

Continued professional development of the pharmacy practitioner. Sterile products, top 200 medications, laboratory values, SOAP notes, documentation, medication safety, patient counseling and technology, communication, and public service are stressed.

Pre-req: PHAR 541.

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PHAR 544 Prin of Disease & Drug Action4 Credit hours   

Topics covered include the concepts and mechanisms of the basic processes underlying disease and pathophysiology; the general principles underlying drug action and therapeutics, including receptor pharmacology, enzyme inhibition and pharmacology; the relationship between drug concentration at the target tissue and drug effect; and concepts in pharmacogenomics and pharmaceutical genetics as they relate to drug action, and individual variation in response to drug action, nutrition, and biochemical processes.

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PHAR 545 Therapeutics I4 Credit hours   

Students will learn about the therapeutic use, human physiology, pharmacologic and chemical properties of over-the-counter medication and non-medication interventions for both treatment and prevention of disease.

Pre-req: PHAR 541.

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PHAR 546 Pharmaceutical Biochemistry4 Credit hours   

This course is designed to provide biochemistry fundamentals to PharmD students. Topics covered include structures and properties of water and biomolecules (proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids), enzymes and enzyme kinetics, membranes, receptors, transporters, signaling, human metabolism, hormonal regulation of metabolism, and basics of genomics, gene regulation, and proteins synthesis. Examples of basic principles covered in this class will be illustrated by use of the top 200 drugs.

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PHAR 611 Integrated Laboratory II1 Credit hour   

Practical hands-on experience in modern scientific methods used in biochemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, pharmacometrics; and analytical methods employed to detect, characterize, and quantitate naturally occurring substances and drug molecules.

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PHAR 612 Therapeutic Drug Dosing1 Credit hour   

Application of the basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to practice settings. Simulation and case-based methods are used to allow integration of pharmacy practice and skills learned during the PHAR 631 course.

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PHAR 621 Pharmacy Law & Ethics2 Credit hours   

An applied analysis of federal and West Virginia state law and ethical standards in the practice of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care.

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PHAR 622 Drug Info & Comm Skills2 Credit hours   

Topics covered include basic skills in obtaining and utilizing drug information references, and foundational skills required in patient counseling, such as, the Indian health method of counseling.

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PHAR 631 Pharmacometrics3 Credit hours   

Topics covered include the basic theory of parmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; process and mechanisms controlling the rate and extent of drug absorption and systemic availability; bioavailability and bioequivalence.

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PHAR 632 PPM Leadership3 Credit hours   

Provides students with a working knowledge of important and fundamental aspects of pharmacy practice leadership including, but not limited to: management, strategic planning, motivational theories, and employment issues.

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PHAR 633 Patient Care Skills Lab3 Credit hours   

Application of physical assessment, triage, patient counseling, and communication skills. Assessment of individual patient, acuity, responsible therapeutic plan, documentation, conflict resolution, and team building are stressed.

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PHAR 634 PPM Finance3 Credit hours   

The contemporary practice of pharmacy in the healthcare system as it fits into the business enviornment. Healthcare systems, pharmacoeconomics, planning, evaluating, and decision-making through financial report analysis/case study are stressed.

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PHAR 635 Research Outcomes Patient Care3 Credit hours   

The fundamentals of clinical and outcomes research will be discussed and applied to patient care. Students will gain an understanding of study design, research methods, statistical analysis, and pharmacotherapy.

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PHAR 661 Therapeutics II6 Credit hours   

This course discusses clinical microbiology and principles of anti-infective therapy as well as the pathophysiology, associated pharmacology, and therapeutic approaches to infectious diseases and conditions of the integumentary system.

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PHAR 671 Therapeutics III7 Credit hours   

Students will learn about the therapeutic use of medication and non-medication interventions for both treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, renal diseases, pulmonary diseases, and associated electrolyte disorders.

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PHAR 711 Med Therapy Management1 Credit hour   

The student will learn to resolve medication-related problems to reduce costs and improve outcomes.

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PHAR 712 Capstone Diabetes Care1 Credit hour   

Diabetes care capstone.

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PHAR 721 Therapeutics 72 Credit hours   

This course will emphasize the unique needs and differences in therapeutic recommendations for patients at the extremes of ages, diverse cultural backgrounds, and those with co-morbidities and other health conditions.

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PHAR 722 PPM Patient Safety2 Credit hours   

Further professional development in the management of patient safety policies and procedures. Areas covered include: robotics, medication reconciliation, discharge planning, risk management, and other methods of improving patient safety.

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PHAR 731 Case Studies3 Credit hours   

Students will apply the principles of patient care, practice management, and public health to drug therapy issues through student-centered, problem-based instructional processes.

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PHAR 732 Clin Aspects Rx Meds3 Credit hours   

A discussion of the clinical aspects of medications will be covered with an emphasis on 1) pharmaceutical calculations and 2) analysis of the differences between various drugs and drug classes.

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PHAR 733 Residency Preparation3 Credit hours   

This course will help to prepare the pharmacy student for completion of postgraduate training, exploring processes including research project design and execution, interviewing, residency applications, and professional development.

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PHAR 734 Medications of Abuse3 Credit hours   

This course discusses medications of abuse and their impact on society, reviews the history of substance use disorder relating them to current affairs and the impact on society.

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PHAR 741 Ther-Endocrine4 Credit hours   

Students will learn about the therapeutic use of medication and non-medication interventions for reproduction, and treatment and prevention of endocrine and genitourinary diseases.

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PHAR 751 Neuro & Psychiatric Dis5 Credit hours   

Students will learn treatment and prevention of neurlogical and psychiatric diseases including the physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapy. This course emphasizes the pharmacist as a health care provider.

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PHAR 761 HemeOnc Nutrition Hepa MS6 Credit hours   

Students will learn treatment/prevention of heme-onc, nutrition, hepatic and musculoskeletal diseases including the pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapy. This course emphasizes the pharmacist as a health care provider.

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PHAR 781 Veterinary Pharmacy3 Credit hours   

To instruct students in the administration, clinical pharmacology, clinical applications, diseases, medication safety and comparative dosing of veterinary medications that a pharmacist may encounter in the community pharmacy setting.

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PHAR 801 Special Topics I1-6 Credit hours   

An opportunity for individual students to gain advanced experiences in practice, research, or service. Students will identify mentor and jointly develop individualized learning outcomes and a learning plan.

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PHAR 802 Special Topics II1-6 Credit hours   

An opportunity for students to didactically explore advanced topics within the profession of pharmacy.

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PHAR 811 Pharm Prac Exp I (IPPE 1)1 Credit hour   
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PHAR 812 Pharm Prac Exp II (IPPE II)1 Credit hour   

Introduction to community pharmacy practice in a supervised setting. Students are exposed to the role and responsibilities of the community pharmacist; including effective communication, and application of laws governing pharmacy.

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PHAR 813 IPPE 3 Community 21 Credit hour   

Builds on the foundation of the Community Pharmacy 1 experience. The student will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills, topical compounding skills, and professional attitude and behaviors.

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PHAR 814 Intro Phar Institutions 21 Credit hour   

Builds on the foundations of the Institutional Pharmacy 1 Experience. The student will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving, document professional practice activities, and parenteral compounding abilities.

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PHAR 815 Phar Prac Exp 5 IPPE 51 Credit hour   

Introduces pharmacist student to the ambulatory care setting. Student will demonstrate the ability to develop a therapeutic plan that includes the selection of appropriate drug therapy based on patient characteristics.

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PHAR 816 Inpatient Clinical Skills1 Credit hour   

Introduces the pharmacy student to the clinical skills in an institutional setting needed to be successful. Student will demonstrate appropriate drug dosing and drug selection based on patient characteristics.

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PHAR 817 Intro Phar Prac Exp IPPE 71 Credit hour   

Students are exposed to the role and responsibilities of a pharmacy team leader, manager, or director and the application of management strategy, tools, and responsibilities.

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PHAR 818 Education IPPE 81 Credit hour   

The Pharmacist Student will develop and present continuing education programs or active learning exercises, apply instructional as well as learning techniques, and demonstrate mentoring skills.

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PHAR 819 Long Care of Patient1 Credit hour   

This course will provide the student with pharmacy care of a patient over an extended period of time. Students will be exposed to the role and responsibilities of the pharmacist. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the medical regimen and an understanding of why the medical regimen was or was not modified over a period of time.

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PHAR 821 IPPE Institutional2 Credit hours   

The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience in Institutions is designed to allow the student to demonstrate knowledge and skill learned in the classroom while concurrently gaining understanding to the systems and function of the pharmacy in an institutional setting.

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PHAR 881 APPE 1-General Medicine5 Credit hours   

Provides students pharmacy experience in a clinical, inpatient, acute care and team-based environment. Students will be expected to utilize multiple abilities learned throughout the curriculum in order to collect patient-specific information, evaluate and monitor drug therapy, educate patients and/or caregivers, respond to drug information inquiries and function effectively within a team.

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PHAR 882 APPE 2-Amb Care/Prim Care5 Credit hours   

The Amb Care / Prim Care APPE provides students experience in an out-patient care clinically focused practice environment. Students will be expected to utilize abilities learned previously throughout the curriculum in order to perform the following tasks: collect patient-specific information, evaluate and monitor drug therapy, educate patients and caregivers, drug information tasks, and other requirements.

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PHAR 883 APPE 3-Advanced Community5 Credit hours   

This is a 5-week advanced pharmacy practice experience in a community pharmacy setting that focuses on enhancing a student's ability to provide patient-centered pharmacy care services such as disease management, medication therapy management, preventative health screening, immunizations, specialty compounding, patient education, or other advanced patient care activities.

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PHAR 884 APPE 4-Adv Institutional5 Credit hours   

This is a 5-week experiential rotation in an approved health system that prepares the student to function within integrated pharmacy services. Particular emphasis is placed on the preparation, distribution, and control of medications, medication monitoring, and the ability to communicate with other healthcare professionals. This rotation develops competence to function as a staff hospital pharmacist.

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PHAR 885 APPE 5-Geriatrics5 Credit hours   

This is a 5-week experiential rotation that focuses on provision of clinical pharmacy services in a variety of settings with a focus on care to the elderly population. These sites may include community pharmacies, speciality clinics, rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home-based consult services, and assisted living facilities (ALFs). A focus is placed on the interdisciplinary care of the geriatric patient.

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PHAR 886 APPE 6-Diverse Populations5 Credit hours   

This is a 5-week required advanced pharmacy practice experience in a community, ambulatory, or other pharmacy setting to a medically under-served population. Students will utlilize a variety of skills obtained throughout the curriculum. A focus will be providing care in a culturally sensitive, compassionate, community-oriented, and effective way to a diverse, ethnic, rural, poor, and/or indigent population(s).

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PHAR 887 APPE 7 & 8-Electives5 Credit hours   

The APPE general elective(s) are 5-week experiential rotation(s) that will give the students the opportunity to participate in a variety of pharmacy practice experiences, depending on the rotation site and practice setting, related to direct patient care, supportive patient care, or not related to patient care. Students must complete 2 elective rotations.

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PHAR 891 Pharmacy Capstone4 Credit hours   

Pharmacy capstone experience where students are challenged to demonstrate acquisition of pharmacy skill, knowledge, and behavior competency.

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Physiology

PHS 626 Neurophysiology I1 Credit hour   

To study and understand the basic functional principles of the cells of the nervous system, and organization of cells into functional systems.

Pre-req: BMS 600.

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PHS 627 Neurophysiology II1 Credit hour   

To study and understand the major functional systems of the brain.

Pre-req: PHS 626.

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PHS 628 Mammalian Neurophysiology2 Credit hours   

This coures is a basic introductory, survey course covering neurophysiology from sub-cellular level to behavioral level.

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PHS 629 Mammalian Physiology6 Credit hours   

A study of mammalian systems including pulmonary, renal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrinological and nervous systems. Emphasis will be placed on homeostatic mechanisms and on experimental approaches to physiology.

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PHS 630 Experimental Physiology1 Credit hour   

A laboratory course in mammalian physiology which includes instruction in surgical preparation, bioinstrumentation technique and open-chest surgery in dogs.

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PHS 631 Physiology Practicum2 Credit hours   

Experience in laboratory instruction of medical and graduate students in the mammalian physiology laboratory.

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PHS 632 Physiology of Sleep1 Credit hour   

Detailed examination of changes in EEG, EMG, cardiorespira- tory function and ocular motility during sleep.

Pre-req: PHS 629.

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PHS 634 Advanced Neurophysiology1-2 Credit hours   

Bioelectric potentials. A.C. and D.C. potentials, trans- cortical potentials,E.E.G., comeo-retinal potential, blood- CSF potential, etc.

Pre-req: PHS 629.

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PHS 638 Adv Cardiovascular Phys1-2 Credit hours   

Pre-req: PHS 629.

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PHS 639 Neurophys Res Tech3 Credit hours   

Class participants will be exposed to state-of-the-art neurophysiology research techniques while in the labor- atories of neurophysiology faculty.

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PHS 661 Endocrinology3 Credit hours   

An in depth study of the endocrine system with special emphsis on the role of experimentation in the development of concepts in endocrine physiology (PR: BMS 600 or Equivalent; Permission)

Pre-req: BMS 600.

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PHS 666 Physiology of the Cell3 Credit hours   

An in-depth study of selected specific topics in cell physiology.

Pre-req: BMS 600.

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PHS 667 Experimental Appr to Phys4 Credit hours   

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and research underlying the normal functioning of the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, endocrine, reproductive, nervous, and gastrointestinal systems.

Pre-req: BMS 601 and BMS 602.

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PHS 675 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Present course material on special areas of research or topics which are not routinely covered in existing courses.

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PHS 676 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Present course material on special areas of research or topics which are not routinely covered in existing courses.

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PHS 677 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Present course material on special areas of research or topics which are not routinely covered in existing courses.

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PHS 701 Physiology8 Credit hours   
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PHS 780 Elective Special Projects1 Credit hour   
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PHS 785 Independent Study1-15 Credit hours   

Independent Study in Physiology is designed to allow the student the opportunity to work with a faculty member on a topic of special interest.

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PHS 820 Medical Physiology1-18 Credit hours   
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