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PHM 834 - Respiratory Pharmacology & Toxicology*

Description

Integrative study of drugs, their mechanism of action, and their side effects in the treatment of major diseases and pathologies of the respiratory system.

Topics

  • Function and structure of the respiratory system
  • Ventilation, diffusion, and exchange of respiratory gases
  • Blood flow and metabolism in lungs
  • Ventilation-perfusion relationships in the lungs
  • Mechanics of breathing
  • Neural control of breathing
  • Autonomic pharmacology as it relates to the respiratory system
  • Fundamentals of pulmonary pathophysiology
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Ideopathic pulmonary disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Respiratory distress syndrome (adult and infant)
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension

Recommended Background

Some prior coursework in physiology or pharmacology is recommended.

Recommended Textbooks

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Rau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology

9th edition

Douglas S. Gardenhire
Elsevier
ISBN 978-0-323-29968-8



 

Instructor(s)

Dr. Keith Lookingland earned his PhD from the University of Maryland. His interests encompass the areas of development of neuroprotective pharmacological agents and strategies for the treatment of dopamine neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson’s Disease and Restless Leg Syndrome

 

Semesters

Online Spring

Credits

2

Programs

  • MS/Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • MS/Integrative Pharmacology
  • Grad Cert/SafetyPhm

Type

Science

Sections available

  • 730 MSU students