PCO 320:       INTRODUCTORY PHARMACOLOGY 2-0-3 (2 Credits)

History of pharmacology and its development. Introduction to pharmacokinetic; drug absorption and bioavailability. Drug metabolism, pharmacogenetics. Effects of disease on drug kinetics. Drug in pregnancy and the extreme age. Pharmacodynamics, Dose-response relationship, LD50, ED50 and Therapeutic index. Introduction of new drugs, clinical trials, adverse reactions and adverse reaction surveillance

Level of Study: 300 Level