The study of how organisms deal with and respond to substances in their environment: pharmacology generally focusing on desirable and therapeutic effects, and toxicology examining adverse effects and associate risks. The fundamental principles of toxicology and pharmacology (route of exposure/administration, absorption, distribution, biotransformation, site and mechanism of action, elimination) and common research methodologies employed by pharmacologists and toxicologists.
Great class, you learn a lot of introductory pharmacology. The MT + final are tough though; you need to memorize and understand very well. Comparable in difficulty to, say, phys chem. Harris is sometimes hard to understand in class, but just ask him questions one on one if you have trouble. He's great! Genuinely wants you to succeed and stuff. Pick a reasonable topic for the group project!
I WOULD recommend this course to others.Report Review