Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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Ursula Quitterer: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Ursula Quitterer
FieldMolekulare Pharmakologie
Address
Inst. f. Pharmazeutische Wiss.
ETH Zürich, Y17 M 70
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 98 01
Fax+41 44 632 11 03
E-mailursula.quitterer@pharma.ethz.ch
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
535-0001-00LIntroduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences I2 credits2VJ. Hall, K.‑H. Altmann, A. Burden, M. Detmar, B. A. Gander, C. Halin Winter, J.‑C. Leroux, C. Müller, D. Neri, U. Quitterer, R. Schibli, G. Schneider, H. U. Zeilhofer
AbstractFirst identification with Pharmaceutical Sciences; motivation for profiling in the Natural Sciences, which are focused on within the first two years as a preparation for the specialized studies; sensitization for the duties and the responsibilities of a person with a federal diploma in Pharmacy; information about job opportunities.
ObjectiveFirst identification with Pharmaceutical Sciences; motivation for profiling in the Natural Sciences as a preparation for the specialized studies; sensitization for the duties and the responsibilities of a person with a federal diploma in Pharmacy; information about job opportunities.
ContentIntroduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences by selected milestones of research and development. Overview on research activities at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences that is focussed on drug delivery and development (from concepts to prototypes). Sensitization for communication skills and information management. Demonstration of job opportunities in community pharmacies, in the hospital, in industry, and in the public sector by experts in the different fields.
Lecture notesHandouts for individual lectures.
Prerequisites / NoticeInteractive teaching
535-0011-00LDrug Seminar Restricted registration - show details
The course is reserved for students registered in the Master's programme in Pharmacy or in Pharmaceutical Sciences
5 credits9SU. Quitterer, K.‑H. Altmann, S. M. Ametamey, A. Burden, M. Detmar, B. A. Gander, C. Halin Winter, J. Hall, S.‑D. Krämer, J.‑C. Leroux, C. Müller, D. Neri, V. I. Otto, R. Schibli, G. Schneider, C. Steuer
AbstractThe course provides a platform for the investigation, presentation and discussion of a topic with relevance to the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Students work in small groups on a chosen topic, they write a mini-review and present their work on a one day symposium.
ObjectiveThe main objectives of this course are:

- students develop their scientific reflection (Critical Thinking) and working skills by working independently on a relevant pharmaceutical topic
- students gain in-depth knowledge of the topic investigated
- students train their scientific writing and presentation skills
- students train their ability to plan a project and work in a team
ContentThe Course Drug Seminar takes place during the first 7 weeks of the 1. Master semester. It is a compulsory course of the MSc Pharmacy curriculum and an elective course in the MSc PharmSciences.

The course provides a platform for the investigation, presentation and discussion of a topic with relevance to the field of pharmaceutical sciences.

During the course, students work in small teams on a topic of their choice and elaborate a written mini-review and an oral presentation. Each team is tutored by a lecturer of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The work is mainly based on literature search / review, but may also involve conducting interviews or site visits, if appropriate. The final presentations of all groups will take place in the framework of a dedicated Symposium held in the middle of the semester.
Prerequisites / NoticeOnly for students of MSc Pharmacy and MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences.
535-0041-00LPharmacology and Toxicology III Information 2 credits2GM. Detmar, U. Quitterer
AbstractThe course is divided into two parts. The first part provides a detailed understanding of drugs and pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases and cancer. The second part gives an overview of the field of pharmacogenomics with a special focus on the role of genetic polymorphisms in disease susceptibility, drug response and adverse effects.
ObjectiveThe course advances basic knowledge in pharmacology and toxicology. Special emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between pharmacological, pathophysiological and clinical aspects of drug therapy in the fields of infectious diseases and cancer. The course also provides an overview of the field of pharmacogenomics, with a special focus on the role of genetic polymorphisms in disease susceptibility, drug response and adverse effects.
ContentTopics include the pharmacology and pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases and cancer. In the field of pharmacogenomics, the course is focused on genetics, genome-wide association studies, genetic disease predisposition, examples of genetic variability of drug metabolism and drug responses, identification of new drug targets, relevance of pharmacogenomics for clinical drug development, and toxicogenomics.
Lecture notesA script is provided for each lecture course. The scripts define important and exam-relevant contents of lectures. Scripts do not replace the lecture.
LiteratureRecommended reading:
The classic textbook in Pharmacology:
Goodman and Gliman`s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
Laurence Brunton, Bjorn Knollman, Randa Hilal-Dandan.
13th edition (2017)
ISBN-10: 1259584739
ISBN-13: 978-1259584732

or

Klaus Aktories, Ulrich Förstermann, Franz Hofmann, Klaus Starke.
Allgemeine und spezielle Pharmakologie und Toxikologie.
12th edition (2017)
Urban & Fischer (Elsevier, München)
ISBN-13: 978-3-437-42527-7
535-0521-AALPharmacology and Toxicology I+II
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
4 credits7RU. Quitterer
AbstractThis course is a condition for admission to the Pharmaceutical Sciences Master. By self-directed learning, students acquire knowledge about basic principles in pharmacology and toxicology, mechanisms of drug action and clinical uses of important classes of drugs.
ObjectiveAfter the successful completion of this course, students have gained knowledge about basic principles in pharmacology and toxicology, mechanisms of drug action and clinical uses of important classes of drugs.
ContentContents of this course are defined by the textbook "Basic and Clinical Pharmacology" by Bertram Katzung.
The following sections are exam-relevant.
Section-I Basic Principles, No. 2,3,4.
Section-II, Autonomic Drugs, No. 6,7,8,9,10.
Section-III Cardiovascular-Renal Drugs, No. 11,12,13,15.
Section-IV Drugs with Important Actions on Smooth Muscle, No. 16, 20.
Section-V Drugs that Act in the Central Nervous System, No. 21,22,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31.
Section-VI Drugs Used to Treat Diseases of the Blood, Inflammation and Gout, No. 34,35,36.
Section-VII Endocrine Drugs, No. 38,39,40,41.
Lecture notesCourse contents are defined by the textbook "Basic and Clinical Pharmacology" by Bertram Katzung and Anthony Trevor. Exam-relevant sections of this book are listed above in the contents section.
LiteratureBasic and Clinical Pharmacology
Bertram Katzung
14th edition (2017)
McGraw-Hill Education/Medical
ISBN-10: 1259641155
ISBN-13: 978-1259641152
535-0521-00LPharmacology and Toxicology I Information 2 credits2VU. Quitterer
AbstractThe two-semester lecture course will provide a detailed understanding of the fundamentals of drug action and the mechanisms of action and therapeutic use of the important classes of drugs. The lectures are intended for students of pharmaceutical sciences.
ObjectiveThe lectures will provide a comprehensive survey of pharmacology and toxicology. Special emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between pharmacological, pathophysiological and clinical aspects.
ContentTopics include disease-relevant macroscopic, microscopic, pathobiochemical and functional disturbances of specific organs and organ systems. The lectures integrate disease pathology with mechanisms of drug action, usage, metabolism, pharmacokinetics, side effects, toxicology, contraindications and dosage of relevant drug classes. Basic principles of clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapy will be covered.
Lecture notesA script is provided for each lecture. Scripts define important course contents but do not replace the lectures.
LiteratureRecommended reading:

Klaus Aktories, Ulrich Förstermann, Franz Hofmann, Klaus Starke.
Allgemeine und spezielle Pharmakologie und Toxikologie.
12th edition (2017)
Urban & Fischer (Elsevier, München)
ISBN-13: 978-3-437-42527-7


The classic textbook in Pharmacology:

Goodman and Gliman`s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
Laurence Brunton, Bjorn Knollman, Randa Hilal-Dandan.
13th edition (2017)
ISBN-10: 1259584739
ISBN-13: 978-1259584732
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzungen: Abschluss Grundstudium
535-0900-00LSeminars on Drug Discovery and Development1 credit1KR. Schibli, K.‑H. Altmann, S. M. Ametamey, M. Detmar, B. A. Gander, C. Halin Winter, J. Hall, J.‑C. Leroux, D. Neri, U. Quitterer, G. Schneider, H. U. Zeilhofer
AbstractState-of-the-art information on drug discovery and development by experts from academia and industry.
ObjectiveState-of-the-art information on drug discovery and development.
ContentSeminar series of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Experts from academia and industry report on relevant topics.