4 Units (3 Units Lecture/1 Unit Laboratory)
This course is a continuation of Pharmacology I. This course deals with the pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, toxicological and therapeutic properties of drugs used in the management of cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, metabolic, coagulative, CNS, immunologic, oncologic, and infectious conditions.
Learning Objectives and Outcomes
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- Describe the pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, and toxicological properties of drugs used in various disease conditions.
- Integrate knowledge on the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of drugs as they relate to the pathophysiology of the disease conditions for which the drugs are used.
- Discuss rational use of drugs in the management of specific disease conditions.
- Design procedures to test pharmacologic and physiologic activities of common drug classes using animal models.
- 50% - Long Exam
- 35% - Quizzes
- 10% - Class Standing (Discussions, Recitations, Exercises)
- 5% - Attendance
- Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 12 th Edition, B. G. Katzung. AJ Trevor & S Masters (Eds). ISBN: 978-0071764018. McGraw Hill / Lange Med. Pub., Norwalk, Conn./San Mateo, CA. 2011. (An excellent text with a good balance of depth of coverage & illustrations.)
- Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics 12th Ed. ISBN: 978-0071624428. McGraw-Hill Pub, 2010. (The most authoritative text. It covers all the details on a topic, with large & small text, similar to an encyclopedia. It’s big: 8.3 lbs hardbound)
- Lange Smart Charts: Pharmacology. ISBN: 0-07-138878-8. McGraw-Hill COmpanies, 2003. (A pretty useful study and memory adjunct.)