51114 Pharmacology (1)

Course Description

The course is intended to discuss the rational use of drugs. It focuses on the therapeutic effects, side effects, interactions and contra- indications of various drugs. Including: (Introduction to Pharmacology; Drug and medication; Pharmacodynamics Pharmacokinetics; Chemotherapy of infections; Principle of antimicrobial therapy; Classification of antimicrobials; Inhibitors of cell wall synthesis

Protein synthesis inhibitors; Folate antagonist; Quinolones; Antifungal drugs; Antiprotozoal drugs; Anthelmentic drugs; Antiviral drugs; Analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs and Gastrointestinal and antiemetic drugs).

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the students will be able to:
  • 1. Recognize the rational use of drugs and explain the composition, therapeutic actions, and mechanisms of commonly used drugs
  • 2. help each student be informed about the newest drugs in common use
  • 3. Help clients return to optimal health by increasing the level of skill and understanding of the administration of medications in all settings.
  • 4. help each nurse observe and understand the therapeutic effects and adverse effects of these drugs on each patient
  • 5. know Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapy
  • 6. Know nomenclature of drugs, drug calculation and Dosing
  • 7. Describe the mechanism of action, use, and the adverse effects of Antimicrobial drugs and Antiviral drugs.
  • 8. Know poison management: drug toxicity, toxins, heavy metal poisons and biting/sting



Books for this Course

  • Introductory clinical pharamcology (7th edition)
  • Lippincott's illustrated reviews pharmacology(5th edition).
  • Basic & clinical pharmacology(KATZUNG) 11th edition

Times Offered

  • September 2016
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite