Courses Catalogue

Basic Pharmacology

COURSE CODE: PHA 2104
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course is both theoretical and practical. Introducing students to basic pharmacology, some common terms used in pharmacology to make it easy for a student to understand pharmacology

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

This course imparts into the student the capacity to appreciate the fundamental principles underlying drug actions and the effects observed/expected following drug administration (either for use or abuse).

COURSE AIM

This course aims at introducing a student to the discipline of pharmacology and making each student well acquainted with pharmacological terms. It also introduces students to process of drug development and how drugs do modify the functioning of the autonomic nervous system. In general, the course prepares a student for future active learning of pharmacology.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe and explain the basic principles governing the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic action of drugs.
  • Classify adverse drug reactions and describe pharmacogenetic factors that affect the patient’s response to drug effects.
  • Understand the principles and processes of drug development and extrapolate it to development of a local product.
  • Classify drugs used to modify and treat conditions affecting the functioning of the autonomic nervous system.
  • Perform basic experimental techniques involving effects of drugs on the autonomic nervous system.