Biopharmaceutical Sciences (BPS)

Courses

BPS 325. Drugs and Society. 2 hours.

Presents factual basis of drug use and abuse. Provides physiological and socio-psychological underpinnings of drug abuse. Evaluates social policies and regulatory issues surrounding drug abuse. Course Information: Same as PMPR 325. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Open only to first year students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

BPS 360. Survey of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology I. 1 hour.

Designed to provide an introduction to the major classes of therapeutic agents. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Open only to first year students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

BPS 365. Survey of Receptors and Drug Action. 1 hour.

The major classes of receptors and their ligands (agonists and antagonists) that result in pharmacological effects and drug action. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Open only to first year students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

BPS 381. Professional Development Seminar I. 1 hour.

Weekly seminar series for second professional year pharmacy students. Discusses educational issues related to the second professional year. Students create/update Curriculum Vitae; explore various pharmacy career opportunities. Course Information: Credit is not given for BPS 381 if the student has credit for PSOP 381 or PMMP 381 or PMPR 371. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.

BPS 382. Professional Development Seminar II. 1 hour.

Weekly seminar series for second professional year pharmacy students. Discusses educational issues related to the second professional year. Students create/update Curriculum Vitae; explore various pharmacy career opportunities. Course Information: Credit is not given for BPS 382 if the student has credit for PSOP 382 or PMMP 382. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.

BPS 383. Professional Development Seminar III. 1 hour.

Weekly seminar series for third professional year pharmacy students. Discusses relevant educational and professional issues. Update CV/Resume and Portfolio. Explore pharmacy career opportunities with invited guests. Course Information: Credit is not given for BPS 383 if the student has credit for PSOP 383 or PMMP 383. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.

BPS 384. Professional Development Seminar IV. 1 hour.

Weekly seminar series for third year pharmacy students. Discusses with advisees relevant educational and professional issues. Update Curriculum Vitae or Resume and Portfolio. Explore pharmacy career opportunities with invited guests. Course Information: Credit is not given for BPS 384 if the student has credit for PSOP 384 or PMMP 384. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.

BPS 385. Special Topics of Current Interest in Biopharmaceutical Sciences. 1-3 hours.

Course offered by faculty or a visiting lecturer on a selected topic of current interest. Available on an experimental basis for one offering only. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and good academic standing as defined by College of Pharmacy policies.

BPS 421. Advanced Dosage Form Design [Compounding]. 1 hour.

Students attend five recitations and ten labs where they make twenty new dosage formulations. Several dosage formulations are of veterinary products used to treat diseases in dogs, cats, horses, cattle and other large animals. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): PHAR 321 and PHAR 322.

BPS 430. Principles of Toxicology. 2 hours.

Examines the toxic effects of drugs and chemicals on organ systems. Lectures emphasize basic principles, effects on specific organ systems, major classes of toxic chemicals, and specialized topics such as forensic and industrial toxicology. Course Information: Same as PCOL 430. Credit is not given for BPS 430 if student has credit for EOHS 457.

BPS 494. Special Topics of Current Interest in Biopharmaceutical Sciences. 1-3 hours.

Courses offered by faculty or a visiting Lecturer on a current topic of selected interest. Topics are available on an experimental basis for one offering only. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor; good academic standing as defined by UIC policies.