Compulsory Courses

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Pharmacology is a bridge course linking the basic medicine to clinic medicine. The Pharmacology research the interaction rule and principle of drug and organism. Proper prescribing of medications requires a good knowledge of pharmacology.  Proper and reasonable judgments concerning drug actions, drug toxicities ,drug usages, drug’s action mechanisms in both clinical and experimental situations etc are required,  This course is intended to be comprehensive, The course cover as many areas of pharmacology as possible in a relatively short period of time, certain topics will inevitably be covered not in great detail due to time constraints.The major topics in pharmacology to be taught in this course are listed under Course Content.  There are a total of 63 hours during this course. In general, students are expected to be able to: 
1.    utilize their previously acquired knowledge in anatomy and physiology of the organ systems, tissues, and cells to a level that they can identify the correct site of action of a drug from several possible sites of actions given as a list or as a diagram;
2.    predict where and at what level a drug will accumulate in the body when the name of a drug or drug class is given;
3.    choose the correct mechanism of action for a drug or drug class from several possible mechanisms;
4.    provide the information on the major or important side effect(s) of a given drug or drug class;
5.    analyze the various properties and actions of a given list of drugs, and then conceive a rational decision to choose the preferred agent for treating a particular medical disorder or disease;
6.    identify the drug or a group of drugs which is/are the preferred agent(s) for treating a given list of symptoms and/or signs related to a particular medical condition;
7.    know the drug or drug class which has harmful interaction(s) with a given drug or disease state;
8.    identify the unknown drug from a given list of drugs on the basis of information provided with a graph or diagram illustrating the physiological effects of the drug to be identified; and identify the toxic compound or drug which is responsible for a single or multiple toxic sign(s) or effect(s).
Credits: 3.5

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