T1 Electives


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Department of Pharmacology

Advances In Pharmacology

The course will be devoted to a consideration of current and classical literature in clinical and basic pharmacology. Students will present critiques of journal articles followed by discussion between faculty and students. The purposes of the course are to develop critical attitudes in the students, keep the students abreast of advances and classic discoveries in pharmacology, and offer practice in scientific presentation. No final exam.

Philip Kadowitz, Ph.D., Instructor
Departmental Contact:  Debbie Sanders
Phone:  (504) 988-5444 or (504) 988-2624
Fax:  (504) 988-5283
Location:  TMC, Room 4700
Mailing Address:  1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-83, New Orleans, LA 70112
Enrollment:  1-20 students, T-1, T-2. 1 hr. per session for 1 session
Time of course:  Wednesday 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
Session 1 and 2 - Pharm. 721
Session 3 and 4 - Pharm. 722
(continuation of course material)
See Graduate School calendar for date course begins.
Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

Cardiovascular Pharmacology Research

The goals and objectives of this course are to study the mechanisms that regulate tone in the pulmonary vascular bed, examine how pharmacologic agents alter this regulation, and to separate the cardiac and pulmonary vascular effects of these agents.
The course consists of supervised laboratory research, collection of data, writing of abstracts for professional meetings and papers for journals. No formal examinations.
Evaluation will be on performance and acquired knowledge during the course of experiments. Students will be assessed via quality of final written research report and performance in research lab.

Phllip Kadowitz, Ph.D. Course Director
Departmental Contact:  Debbie Sanders
Phone:  (504) 988-2624
Fax:  (504) 988-5283
Mailing Address:  1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-83, New Orleans, LA 70112
Enrollment:  4 students: T-1, T-2.
Time of course:  Wednesday and/or Friday. Time and days may be individually arranged
Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor.

Cardiobiology Advanced Topics

The goals of this elective are to (1) increase the depth and breadth of knowledge about current "hot" topics of basic research in cardiovascular, physiology, pharmacology, and molecular biology and (2) to further develop the ability to critically analyze a research publication. This course primarily consists of student presentations of recently published research papers.

Course Director(s):


Departmental Contact:  Sewann Strong (504) 988-2624

Phone:  (504) 988-5444
Fax:  (504) 988-5283
Location:  Medical School, Rm 4700
Mailing Address:  1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-83, New Orleans, LA 70112
Enrollment:  40 students
Time of course:  two hours per session for two sessions
Wednesday; 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Sessions 3 and 4
Follows Graduate School Calendar
Prerequisites:  Human Physiology


Stress and the Body

Flip teaching (or flipped classroom) is a form of blended learning which encompasses any use of technology to leverage the learning in a classroom, so a teacher can spend more time interacting with students instead of lecturing. "Guide on the side" rather than "Sage on the stage". Class sessions (14) will convene in Rm 4700 in the Department of Pharmacology. "Flipping" the classroom will enhance learning of important concepts in endocrinology that have relevance to "stress and your body". A detailed course outline with specific topics and assignments will be posted well before the first class.

Dr. Barbara Beckman, Course Director
Departmental Contact:  Sewann Strong (504) 988-5444
Fax:  (504) 988-5283
Location:  Medical School, Rm 4700
Mailing Address:  1430 Tulane Avenue, SL-83, New Orleans, LA 70112
Enrollment:  6 students
Time of course:  Fridays at 1:15
Sessions 3 and 4
Follows Graduate School Calendar
Prerequisites:  For T1 and T2 students

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5331