PHM 834 - Respiratory Pharmacology

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

book coverRau's Respiratory Care Pharmacology
9th edition

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



 

Instructor(s)

Dr. Roseann Vorce

 

Semesters

Online Spring

Credits

2

Programs

  • MS/Pharmacology
  • MS/Toxicology
  • MS/General
  • PSM
  • Grad Cert/SafetyPhm

Type

Science

Sections available

  • 730 MSU students