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Can you imagine getting a headache without being able to take a pain reliever? Or suffering from depression, breast cancer, pneumonia, or diabetes without medication? Drugs are often the most effective way to treat disease and alleviate distress. This course introduces students to the study of the use of drugs in the prevention and treatment of disease. We will apply the principles of problem-based learning to real and contrived patient scenarios to explore the relationships between physiology and pharmacology. The course is well suited for students who aspire to pursue a career in the medical sciences. INSTRUCTOR: Frank Massaro is Director of Pharmacy at Tufts Medical Center where he manages clinical programs for the Department of Pharmacy, and is responsible for the professional development of the pharmacist staff. He serves on the faculty at the Tufts University School of Medicine and at Northeastern University's Bouvé College of Health Sciences. He received his PhD in Pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree – 3.0 GPA

Instructor Approval: Not required

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

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School of Arts & Sciences