Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy


PHAR 761 Therapeutics II: Infectious Diseases. Second year fall semester Pharm.D. course taught with clinical faculty. I teach on the pathophysiology of infectious diseases and content related to the medicinal chemistry and pharmacology of antimicrobial drugs.

Topics taught in this course include:
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology of Antimicrobial Drugs
  • Pathophysiology of Drug-induced Reactions
  • Skin/Skin Structure Infections
  • Bone and Joint Infections
  • Intraabdominal Infections
  • Gastrointestinal Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Herpesvirus Infections: HSV, VZV, EBV, CMV, KSHV
  • CNS Infections: Meningitis and Encephalitis
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Bacteremia and Sepsis
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Mycobacterial Infections: TB, MAC, Leprosy
  • Systemic Mycoses
  • Opportunistic Illnesses in Immunocompromised Patients
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Parasitic Infections
  • Vector-borne Infections

PHAR 641 Therapeutics I (OTC). First year Pharm.D. curriculum course taught every spring semester. In this team-taught course with clinical faculty, I teach the pathophysiology and pharmacology content related to illnesses that are treated with non-prescription therapies.

Topics taught in this course include:
  • Pathophysiology of Headaches, Fever and Skeletomuscular Injury
  • Pharmacology of Analgesics
  • Pathophysiology of Heartburn, Dyspepsia, Constipation, Diarrhea, Nausea and Vomiting
  • Pharmacology of H1 and H2 Blockers, PPIs, Antacids, Loperamide and Laxatives
  • Pathophysiology of Cough, Colds and Allergic Rhinitis
  • Pharmacology of Antihistamines, Decongestants, Expectorants, Antitussives and Mast Cell Stabilizers
  • Pathophysiology of Dermatitis and Eczema
  • Pharmacology of Topical Agents for Dermatitis and Eczema

PHAR 542 Immunology and Microbiology. First year Pharm.D. curriculum course taught every fall semester. In this team-taught course, I teach on content related to medical microbiology.

Topics taught in this course include:
  • Taxonomy and Classification Schemes of Bacteria
  • Laboratory Techniques for the Diagnosis of Infection: Biochemical, NAAT/PCR, ELISA, Fluorescent Antibodies
  • Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing and Antibiograms
  • Gram-positive, Gram-negative and Atypical Bacteria that Cause Diseases in Humans
  • DNA and RNA Viruses that Cause Human Disease
  • Yeast and Molds that Cause Human Disease
  • Protozoa that Cause Human Disease
  • Helminths that Cause Human Disease
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