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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Pharmacology

Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

The Ph.D. in Pharmacology focuses on research methodology, conducting a research project, analyzing data, and writing a thesis. It involves training in research professionalism, scientific communication, and statistics, critically analyzing scientific literature, and developing and conducting an original research project for scientific publication.

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • PHAR 602 Principles of Pharmacology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Overview of core principles in pharmacology, with an emphasis on advanced concepts and state-of-the-art current research. Molecular mechanisms for interactions of drugs with their receptors, pharmacokinetics, drug design, and toxicology.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Trempe, Jean Francois (Fall)

    • No equivalent course(s).

    • 39 contact hours.

    • Language of instruction is English.

    • Restriction: This course is restricted to graduate students in Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Others require permission of the course coordinator.

  • PHAR 609 Research Professionalism for Pharmacologists (1 credit)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : 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.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Trasler, Jacquetta M; Robaire, Bernard (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): Any Pharmacology 500 level excluding PHAR 598 and 599.

    • Restriction(s): First year graduate students in Pharmacology or with permission of the instructor.

  • PHAR 610 Scientific Communication for Pharmacologists (2 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : This is a hands-on course with a strong emphasis on developing scientific writing and oral communication skills in Pharmacology.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Clarke, Paul (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Any Pharmacology 500 level excluding PHAR 598 and 599.

    • Restriction(s): First year graduate students in Pharmacology or with permission of the instructor.

  • PHAR 701 Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program. This is an oral presentation followed by an oral examination by the student's advisory committee and members of the department faculty.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • PHAR 712 Statistics for Pharmacologists (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Basic theoretical and practical aspects of statistics for pharmacologists.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Clarke, Paul (Fall)

    • Restriction: This course is restricted to graduate students in Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Others require permission of the course coordinator.

Complementary Courses (3 credits)

3 credits from the following:

or the equivalent, upon approval by the Graduate Training Committee (GTC.)

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences—2021-2022 (last updated Jun. 8, 2021) (disclaimer)
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