PHR 380 – Pharmacology I

Course lecturer :

  1. Dr. Safaa El Reweny
  2. Ass Prof Wessam El Hadidy
  3. Mennatallah Ahmed Ismail (course coordinator, office c416)

Course assistant :

TA Ahmed Ashmawy

Ph. Mohamed Amin

Ph. Fady Awad Allah

Course objectives :

This is the first of a 3 series of courses that are intended to cover the subject of Pharmacology to Pharmacy students. This course will discuss the general principles of Pharmacology as well as the Pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system and autacoids.

Course description :

1 – Explain the principles of pharmacodynamics.
2- Discuss the processes of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion.
3- Discuss the pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system (cholinomimetics, anticholinergics, adrenergic agonists, sympatholytics and drugs acting on autonomic ganglia).
4- Identify the pharmacology of autacoids (histamine, serotonin, prostanoids, nitric oxide).

Course assessment :

Course assessment: (Total marks = 300)

  • Mid-term written exam (8th week exam) = 60 marks
  • Course works = 90 marks
  • Final written exam = 120 marks
  • Final oral exam = 30 marks

Recommended text books :

1- Richard A. Harvey, Michelle A Clark, Richard Finkel, Jose A. Rey, Karen Whalen – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Illustrated Pharmacology 6th ed (2015)

2- Betram G. Katzung, Bertram Katzung, Susan Masters, Anthony Trevor – Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 12th Ed (2011).

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