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PHM 834 - Respiratory Pharmacology & Toxicology*

Description

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. 

Topics

  • 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

  • Lung cancer

  • The lung and drugs of abuse

pre-requisites

PHM 819 or equivalent and some prior coursework in physiology.

Recommended Textbooks

Respiratory Care Pharmacology
Edition:  10th
Douglas S. Gardenhire
Elsevier
ISBN 978-0323553643

Instructor(s)

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.

 

Semesters

Online Spring

Credits

2

Programs

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

Type

Science

Sections available

  • 730 MSU students