Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Pharmacology and Toxicology Core Classes

Our Master of Science programs in Pharmacology and Toxicology provide students with a career-oriented yet theoretically based education. The core curriculum combines text and literature-based lectures, complemented by laboratory instruction and journal club-type seminars.

The research-based Master of Science program and a leadership/administration Master of Science program are available. All Master of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology candidates, regardless of their chosen track, are required to have an advisor and an advisory committee. The advisory committee will help formulate a study program, provide counseling and evaluate student progress. To qualify for the Master of Science degree, a student must satisfy the requirements of the Wright State University Graduate School as well as all program requirements.

Course Requirements

To encourage and promote success in our students, we have decided to start a Cohort Program for fall 2018. All Pharmacology and Toxicology students will take the core courses together. Incoming students-please look for your track of interest to determine your course load.

Fall 2018 Cohort Leader/Admin Track (1 year)

Fall Year 1:

Credit Hours

PTX 7000: Biostatistics or
PTX 8060: Six Sigma, Green Belt

3

PTX 7003: Principles of Biokinetics/Biodynamics

3

PTX 7120: Effective Science Writing Part 1

3

PTX 7002: Fall Journal Club

1

PTX out of dept. Journal Club

1

PTX Elective

3

PTX Elective

3

Total Credit Hours

17

Spring Year 1:

Credit Hours

PTX 7001: Cell Pharmacology Toxicology

3

PTX 7002: Spring Journal Club

1

PTX 7220: Effective Science Writing Part 2

3

PTX 7020: Lab Management

3

PTX Elective

3

Total Credit Hours

13

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 

30

Fall 2018 Cohort Leader/Admin Track (2 year)

Fall Year 1:

Credit Hours

PTX 7003: Principles of Biokinetics/Biodynamics

3

PTX 7120: Effective Science Writing Part 1

3

PTX 7002: Fall Journal Club

1

PTX out of dept. Journal Club

1

Total Credit Hours

8

Spring Year 1:

Credit Hours

PTX 7001: Cell Pharmacology Toxicology

3

PTX 7002: Spring Journal Club

1

PTX 7220: Effective Science Writing Part 2

3

PTX 7020: Lab Management

3

Total Credit Hours

10

Fall Year 2:

Credit Hours

PTX 7000: Biostatistics or
PTX 8060: Six Sigma, Green Belt

3

PTX Elective

3

Total Credit Hours

6

Spring Year 2:

Credit Hours

PTX Elective

3

PTX Elective

3

Total Credit Hours

6

Total Minimum Credit Hours:

30

The Pharmacology and Toxicology research track will take a minimum of five (5) semesters to complete. Students will work closely with a faculty mentor in a laboratory, establish a faculty committee and defend a thesis, along with didactic course work.

Fall 2018 Cohort Research Track

Fall Year 1:

Credit Hours

PTX 7000: Biostatistics

3

PTX 7003: Principles of Biokinetics/Biodynamics

3

PTX 7010: Research Techniques

4

PTX 7012: Intro to Pharmacology Graduate Research

1

PTX 7002: Fall Journal Club

1

Total Credit Hours

12

Spring Year 1:

Credit Hours

PTX 7001: Cell Pharmacology Toxicology

3

PTX 7002: Spring Journal Club (prepare thesis)

1

PTX 9100: PTX Graduate Research

3

Elective (3)

3

Total Credit Hours

10

Summer Year 1:

Credit Hours

PTX 9100: PTX Graduate Research

1

(Defend Oral Proposal)

 

Total Credit Hours

1

Fall Year 2:

Credit Hours

PTX 9100: PTX Graduate Research

6

(Complete Laboratory Work)

 

Total Credit Hours

6

Spring Year 2:

Credit Hours

PTX 9100: PTX Graduate Research

1

(Write and defend Thesis)

 

Total Credit Hours

1

Total Minimum Credit Hours

30

The following courses are available for all WSU graduate students, but are geared toward Pharmacology and Toxicology graduate students, and led by Pharmacology and Toxicology faculty.

PTX Electives:

Credit Hours

PTX 8000: Leadership Theory & Application

3

PTX 8001: Lab Safety

1

PTX 8002: Principles of Biomedical Research

1

PTX 8004: Medical Chemical, Radiological and Nuclear Defense

3

PTX 8005: Medical Biological Defense

3

PTX 8006: Case Studies for CBRN Defense

3

PTX 8013: Communications in Science

3

PTX 8040: Good Laboratory Practices

3

PTX 8060: Six Sigma, Green Belt

3

PTX 8061: Six Sigma, Black Belt

3

PTX 8070: Cell Culture Training

1

PTX 8080: Wound Healing

2

PTX 8130: NanoMedicine

3

PTX 8140: Human Studies Research

3

 

Last edited on 06/05/2018.