Definition of pharmacology, scope and sub-divisions of pharmacology, methods and measurements in Pharmacology; drug development and evaluation; biological assays; clinical trials; measurement and evaluation of toxicity, pharmacokinetics: routes of drug administration, kinetics of drug absorption, distribution, blood-brain barrier, biotransformation and elimination, Pharmacodynamics: mechanics of drug action, drug receptors, signal transduction and second messengers, selectivity of drug action in man, dose-response relationships, agonists, antagonists and their interactions with receptors.

Drug toxicity and adverse drug reactions.

Level of Study: 300 Level