To introduce undergraduate students of Pharmacy into the basic principles of Pharmacology; the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics parameters of drugs; the various classes of medicines; the mechanism underlying their actions in the human body; the factors contributing to pharmacological response; the emergence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs); possible drug-drug interactions; drug dosage scheme selection upon drug prescription and drug delivery in clinical practice. Emphasis is given on medicines acting on CNS and on chemotherapeutics for microbial, viral infections as well as neoplastic diseases. Part of these courses cover the therapy of hematopoietic and immune disorders as well as biopharmaceutics and several others.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Central Nervous System (CNS) pharmacology; Anti-parkinsonism drugs; Opioid analgesics; CNS depressant agents; Barbiturates; Antidepressant drugs; Antianxiety agents; Psychotropics; Anti-psychotropic drugs; Psycho-stimulants; Alcohols; Non-opiod analgesics; NSAIDs; Antigout and anti- hyperuricaemia drugs; Anemias; Iron pharmacology; Vitamin B12; Folic acid; Antiemetic drugs; Expectorant agents; Antacids; Antidiarrhoeals; Laxatives; Antineoplastic agents; Antimicrobial drugs; Antituberculosis drugs; Antifungal drugs; Disinfectants; Antiseptics; Immunosuppressive drugs; Serum; Vaccines; Antibodies; Plasma clot mechanisms; Anticoagulant (anticlotting) agents.