PCOL 501 & 502: Medical Pharmacology I & II
Medical Pharmacology focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms whereby therapeutic drugs, or other pharmacologically or toxicologically active compounds interact with biological, particularly human, systems. This year-long course covers the general principles of drug action, including drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of important therapeutic drug categories. For each drug category, the course emphasizes: selected prototype drugs, molecular mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetic properties, therapeutics, adverse effects, contra- indications and drug-drug interactions.
Offered: PCOL501 (Spring semester) covers General Principles, Chemotherapy of Infectious and neoplastic Disease, Autonomic Pharmacology, and Cardiovascular Drugs.
PCOL502 (Fall semester) covers Toxicology, Autacoids and Inflammation, Endocrine Pharmacology, and Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System.
Course director: Thomas M. Guenthner, PhD
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