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Professional Education

The Department of Pharmacology teaches courses in each of the five schools within the Health Sciences Center. Most faculty members participate in each of these courses.

Graduate Education - The department offered three fundamental graduate courses, Graduate Pharmacology, Principles of Pharmacology and Scientific Presentations; Verbal and Written. The department also taught an elective Behavioral Pharmacology.

Interdisciplinary Course - A total of 18 students were taught Comprehensive Pain Management; Dr. Dennis Paul served as Co-Director.

Medical Pharmacology
- This course is taught to sophomores in the School of Medicine.  Dr. Daniel Kapusta serves as the course director.

Basic Dental Pharmacology - This course is designed to provide the student with a fundamental knowledge of pharmacology. Strong emphasis is placed on dentally oriented therapeutics such as analgesics, antibiotics and drug interactions. The course consisted of 66 hours and was divided into 55 hours of lectures, and 11 of examinations. There were 60 students enrolled in the class and Dr. Dennis Paul served as the course director.

Dental Hygiene Pharmacology - This course is designed to provide the Dental Hygienist with the basic principles of pharmacology necessary for clinical practice. Among the areas covered in the lectures were autonomic, cardiovascular, CNS, and antibiotic drugs. There were 26 hours of lectures plus a mid-term and final exam. Dr. Dennis Paul serves as the course director and Dr. Allison Berrier is the co-director.

Advanced Nursing Pharmacology- This course is designed to provide students enrolled in the nurse practitioner's curriculum with advanced training in pharmacology. There were 86 students enrolled in the class and Dr. Eric Lazartigues serves as course director and Dr. Richard Wainford is course co-director..

Nursing Pharmacology - Two courses were taught in the School of Nursing, (fall and spring) serving the B.S. program. (Fall 77 students and Spring 74 students). Dr. Becky Worthylake  serves as course director and Dr. Charles Nichols course co-director.

Allied Health Pharmacology- A total of 12 students were taught a course in basic pharmacology. This course served students in the Cardiopulmonary Science program. Dr. Kurt Varner served as course director.

Physical Therapy Pharmacology - A total of 40 students were taught a course in basic pharmacology. This course served students in the Physical Therapy program.  Dr.Kurt Varner serves as course director.