Receptor Mechanisms in Opioid Pharmacology (PHARM-216)


This elective consists of active laboratory research into the molecular mechanisms of action of morphine, opiates, and the opioid peptides. Studies will include biochemical binding approaches as well as in vivo pharmacology of new opiates synthesized in the laboratory.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations

General laboratory skills with some research experience.


Minimum of two modules

Students per Module

Maximum of two

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

A (July 5 - July 29) (Closed to international students)
D (September 26 - October 21)
E (October 24 - November 18)
F (November 21 - December 16)
G (January 3 - January 27)
H (January 30 - February 24)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
J (April 3 - April 28)


Elective Program Online Application

International Students must apply by mail. See instructions

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