Course Code: CLRE 5004
Academic Year: 2019-2020
This course is designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals of pharmacology. It will focus on the relationship between a drug's mechanism of action at the molecular level and its effect on the patient. Course material will balance both basic and clinical aspects of drug action, with the goal of providing students with a fundamental understanding of the field of pharmacology. The general principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics will be introduced and students will examine selected body systems such as the autonomic and central nervous systems, the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and gastrointestinal systems. A prior knowledge of basic physiology, anatomy and biochemistry is recommended to fully appreciate the topics discussed in this course.