Courses Catalogue

Pharmacology

COURSE CODE: PHA 2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 5
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology (Bachelor)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

a.    Pharmacodynamics (2 LH)


i.       Definition of terms

 

ii.       Receptors

 

iii.      Drug-receptor interaction iv.       Dose-response relationship v.     Drug antagonism

b.   Basic Pharmacokinetics (2 LH)

 

i.       Drug absorption and factors affecting drug absorption

 

ii.       Routes of drug administration

 

iii.       Drug distribution

 

iv.       Basic clinical pharmacokinetics

 

v.       Drug interactions

 

c.   Basic Principle of Pharmacogenetics (2 LH)

 

i.      Definitions and basic concepts ii.      Genetic basis of drug variation

d.   Drug Regulation in Uganda (2 LH)

 

i.      Essential drug list

 

ii.      Adverse drug reaction monitoring iii.     Pharmacovigilance

iv.      Regulatory policies v.      Drug distribution

e.    Introduction to of the central nervous system  (2 LH)

 

i.      Functions of the central nervous system

 

ii.      Central nervous system neurotransmitters and neuromodulators. iii.     Excitatory and inhibitory pathways in the central nervous system.

f.    Hypnotic/Sedatives, (2 LH)

 

i.     Definitions ii.     History

iii.     Examples of sedative hypnotic agents

 

iv.     Clinical uses of sedative hypnotic agents v.  Adverse effects of sedative hypnotics

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