PHM 483 - Chemotherapy of Infectious Diseases*
Fall, Spring of every year, starting Fall 2018.
[formerly "Antimicrobial Chemotherapy"]
In the treatment of infectious diseases, the major goal is to kill microbes, or at least disrupt their ability to propagate, so the immune system can clear them. While simple in principle, problems arise because the drugs must kill the microbes but spare the host; this is the principle of selective toxicity. Secondly, microbes tend to develop resistance to drugs that are initially effective. The problem of resistance is both grave and unavoidable. As a consequence, there is a constant requirement for new agents, as well as practices that ensure continued effective prescribing of antimicrobial agents.
This course will focus on the study of major classes of antibiotics and chemotherapy of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections. Up-to-date drugs of choice for infectious disease treatment and pharmacologic properties will also be featured in this course. The course is designed to meet the requirements of those studying biology, microbiology, medicine, nursing, premed, and allied health sciences at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
PHM 483 Course Modules
PHM 483 Learning Outcomes
- Paperback: 450 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 7 edition (July 5, 2015)
- ISBN-10: 0199689776
- ISBN-13: 978-0199689774
Dr. Reza Nassiri
served as Associate Dean of Global Health and Director of Institute of International Health at MSUCOM. He is currently a faculty member at the Departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Family and Community Medicine. His teaching expertise includes the pharmacology of infectious diseases and tropical medicine. Scholarly activities include global health issues in the context of infectious diseases, tropical diseases, and public health. His research interests are biochemical pharmacology of antiviral agents, antibiotic resistance, One Health, HIV/AIDS, and viral hepatitis.
Online Fall & Spring
MS in Pharmacology & Toxicology
MS in Integrative Pharmacology