Patrick MacDonald

Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Pharmacology Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Pharmacology Dept
Email
pmacdonald@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-8063
Address
6-126C Li Ka Shing Centre For Research
11203 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Courses

PMCOL 450 - Diabetes and Its Pharmacotherapy

This course will provide an overview of the current understanding of blood glucose homeostasis, insulin secretion and action, the actions of other important blood sugar-regulating hormones and the pathology of diabetes. Current pharmacological approaches for lowering blood glucose will be discussed, as will the latest experimental approaches in identifying potential drug targets and new treatments for diabetes. At the end of the course, students should have an appreciation for the mechanisms that control glucose homeostasis in health and diabetes, the diversity of drug targets and mechanisms by which diabetes drugs promote glucose control, and current rationale and lines of research leading to potential new treatments. Prerequisites: PMCOL 343 and 344 or consent of instructor.

Winter Term 2021
PMCOL 550 - Introduction to the Pharmacology of Diabetes

This course is intended for graduate students and will provide an overview of the current understanding of blood glucose homeostasis, insulin secretion and action, the actions of other important blood sugar-regulating hormones and the pathology of diabetes. Current pharmacological approaches for lowering blood glucose will be discussed, as will the latest experimental approaches in identifying potential drug targets and new treatments for diabetes. At the end of the course, students should have an appreciation for the mechanisms that control glucose homeostasis in health and diabetes, the diversity of drug targets and mechanisms by which diabetes drugs promote glucose control, and current rationale and lines of research leading to potential new treatments. Prerequisites: PMCOL 343 and 344 or consent of Department.

Winter Term 2021

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