Basic Understanding of Pharmacology

Basic Understanding of Pharmacology

Basic Understanding of Pharmacology

Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics

Language: english

Note: 0/5 (0 notes) 85 students

Instructor(s): Mariam Khanjyan


Pharmacology is the branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects and modes of action of drugs.

Pharmacology developed in the 19th century as a biomedical science that applied the principles of scientific experimentation to therapeutic contexts. The advancement of research techniques propelled pharmacological research and understanding. The development of the organ bath preparation, where tissue samples are connected to recording devices, such as a myograph, and physiological responses are recorded after drug application, allowed analysis of drugs’ effects on tissues.

Nowadays, the field encompasses drug composition and properties, synthesis and drug design, molecular and cellular mechanisms, organ/systems mechanisms, signal transduction/cellular communication, molecular diagnostics, interactions, chemical biology, therapy, and medical applications and antipathogenic capabilities.

Table of contents

Section 1

Lecture 1: Introduction: Pharmacokinetics

Lecture 2: Drug Administration Ways

Lecture 3: Absorption

Lecture 4: Distribution and Metabolism

Lecture 5: Elimination

Section 2

Lecture 6: Pharmacodynamics

Section 3

Lecture 7: Clinical Trials

Section 4


Section 5:

Lecture 8: Terms you need to know

Lecture 9: Most Common Suffixes in Pharmacy Practice

Lecture 10: Most Common Prefixes in Pharmacy Practice

Lecture 11: Medical Roots Used in Pharmacy Practice

In conclusion, this course will help you to have better understanding what is pharmacology and be familiar with the two aspects of pharmacology: pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

You will learn about the 4 phases which drug passes in human body, learn more than 100 medical terms and get knowledge about clinical trials.


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