PHM 834 - Respiratory Pharmacology & Toxicology*
This course covers drug therapy of various respiratory conditions, including the mechanism of action and side effects of therapeutic drugs. In addition, occupational and environmental diseases of the respiratory system will be presented, including causal agents and mechanism by which these substances cause toxicity.
Function and structure of the respiratory system
Drug delivery by inhalation
Obstructive lung diseases – asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Pulmonary arterial hypertension
Respiratory distress syndrome (infant and adult)
Treatment of cystic fibrosis
Treatment of respiratory tract infections – influenza, tuberculosis, and pneumocystis pneumonia
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Restrictive occupational lung diseases
The lung and drugs of abuse
PHM 819 or equivalent and some prior coursework in physiology.
Respiratory Care Pharmacology
Douglas S. Gardenhire
Dr. Roseann Vorce
received her PhD from Michigan State University in Pharmacology and Toxicology. She was a faculty member at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Pharmacology department and a toxicologist for Pfizer specializing in nonclinical safety assessment and regulatory submissions before returning to MSU.
- MS/Pharmacology & Toxicology
- MS/Integrative Pharmacology
- Grad Cert/SafetyPhm
- 730 MSU students