PHM 430 - Human Pharmacology


General principles of pharmacology. Central nervous system and autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular, renal, cancer, microbial, and endocrine pharmacology.


  • Pharmacokinetics; pharmacodynamics
  • Drugs targeting the autonomic nervous system and skeletal neuromuscular junction
  • Drugs used in treatment of anxiety and depression, psychosis and mania, Parkinson’s Disease, insomnia and epilepsy, and pain
  • Drugs used in treatment of inflammation, infection, and cancer
  • Drugs affecting the cardiovascular system and the kidneys used for treating cardiac pathologies, hypertension, and hypercholestemia
  • Drugs affecting the endocrine system such as drugs for treatment of diabetes and thyroid dysfunction, and contraceptive drugs


For MSU Undergraduates only, the following courses are required:

PSL 250 or PSL 310, or PSL 431 and PSL 432

Recommended Textbookbook cover

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 4 edition (October 25, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 145570282X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455702824




Dr. Peter Cobbett received his BS and PhD degrees from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His research interests have ranged from muscles of parasitic worms, to physiology of neurons and glia in mammalian brains, and most recently, to neurons derived from non-neuronal somatic cells.


Online Summer




  • MS/Pharmacology
  • MS/Toxicology
  • MS/General
  • PSM
  • Undergraduate



Sections available

  • 730 MSU students
  • 731 Lifelong In-state
  • 732 Lifelong Out-State