Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Pharmacology

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Pharmacology

The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge in Pharmacology and research methodology, to conduct a research project and analyze data, and to write a thesis. Students will also receive essential training in Research Professionalism, Scientific Communication and Statistics. In addition to the knowledge and skills described, doctoral students will learn to critically analyze scientific literature and to develop and conduct an original research project that will lead to scientific publications. Doctoral Programs are normally completed within five years of a BSc degree or three to four years after an MSc.

PhD Program Requirements

Required Courses (12 credits):

PHAR 601 Research Seminar 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 609 Research Professionalism for Pharmacologists (1 credit)
Discussion of good research practices in Pharmacology, including scientific conduct and misconduct, mentorship, authorship, peer review, research on animal and human subjects, and intellectual property.
PHAR 610 Scientific Communication for Pharmacologists (2 credits)
This is a hands-on course with a strong emphasis on developing scientific writing and oral communication skills in Pharmacology
PHAR 712 Statistics for Pharmacologists 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Courses (6 credits from the following courses):

PHAR 562 Neuropharmacology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 563 Endocrine Pharmacology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 503 Drug Discovery & Development 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHAR 505 Structural Pharmacology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OR completion of an equivalency exam
OR an exemption granted by the GTC on the basis of previous courses


Two additional 700-level PHAR courses, or the equivalent, upon approval by the GTC


700-level Graduate Courses:

Fall 2019 - PHAR 706 Topics in Pharmacology 5 (3 credits)

Title: State of the art Technology for Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders - Coordinator: G. Multhaup

Winter 2020 - PHAR 702 Topics in Pharmacology 1 (3 credits)
Title: Toxicology of endocrine active chemicals - Co-Coordinator: B. Robaire/B. Hales

Fall 2020 - PHAR 704 Topics in Pharmacology 3 (3 credits)
Title: TBA - Coordinator: M. Szyf

Winter 2021 - PHAR 705 Topics in Pharmacology 4 (3 credits)

Title: TBA - Coordinator: U. Saragovi

 

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