PHAR06002 2019 MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY
This module is designed to introduce medical pharmacology to students who are pursuing degrees in scientific fields. Topics will include the basic principles of pharmacology and several major classes of therapeutic agents, with attention to their mechanisms of action by which drugs act and relates these to their overall pharmacological effects and clinical uses.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Gain a thorough understanding of Pharmacodynamics, the basic principles underlying drug action in the mammalian body and the Pharmacokinetics effect of the body on the drug molecule.
Describe the endocrine, nervous and excretory systems and the mechanisms of drug interaction with these systems.
Detail the MOA of Diuretics and Drugs Affecting Renal Function, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Pharmacology.
Describe the key factors involved in drug-receptor interaction and intracellular signalling mechanisms.
Detail the methods of Chemotherapy and modes of activity/selectivity, Structure Activity Relationship, Describe the mechanisms of transfer and of manipulation of the genetic elements involved in antibiotic resistance.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered full‑time. This module will include a 2 hour lecture and a 1.5 hour computer workshop session weekly augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (quizzes).
Module Assessment Strategies
This module has a final exam worth 60% and a continuous assessment element worth 40%.
CA will consist of ongoing short answer questions and multiple choice quizzes.
Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.
1. Gain a thorough understanding of Pharmacodynamics, the basic principles underlying drug action in the mammalian body and the Pharmacokinetics effect of the body on the drug molecule.
- General Principles Introduction, ADME and Definition of Terms, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics ‑ Relationship of Distributional Factors and Protein Binding, to Concentration of Drug at the Receptor Site, Pharmacogenetics/genomics, Principles of Drug Interactions, Development, Evaluation and Control of Drugs
2. Describe the endocrine, nervous and excretory systems and the mechanisms of drug interaction with these systems.
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory Pharmacology. Review of Cardiovascular Physiology, Drugs Used for Cardiac and Cardiovascular Therapy. Anti‑Arrhythmic Agents ‑ Introduction to Cardiac Electrophysiology, Pharmacological Agents, Management of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure, Antihypertensive and Related medicines, AntiAnginal Drugs
- Diuretics and Drugs Affecting Renal Function, Water, and Electrolyte Metabolism. Review of Renal Physiology/Biochemistry, Diuretics, Agents Affecting the Renal Conservation of Water.
- Gastrointestinal Drugs. Drugs for the Treatment of Peptic Ulcer Disease, Secretory Drugs, Prokinetic Drugs, Laxative Drugs
3. Detail the MOA of Diuretics and Drugs Affecting Renal Function, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Pharmacology.
- Endocrine Pharmacology. Hypothalamus, Anterior and Posterior Pituitary, Adrenal Cortex‑ Glucocorticoids/related drugs Mineralocorticoids/related drugs, Gonads, Estrogens/Progestins/related drugs, Androgens/related drugs, Thyroid, mechanisms by which thyroid hormones regulate cellular function, Pancreas/related Drugs, insulin secretion mechanism.
4. Describe the key factors involved in drug‑receptor interaction and intracellular signalling mechanisms
- Introduction to the autonomic nervous system, Cholinergic neurotransmission and muscarinic agonists, Anticholinesterase, Antagonists at muscarinic receptor sites, , Drugs acting at autonomic ganglia, Antagonists at nicotinic receptor sites in the skeletal neuromuscular junction, Sympathetic neurotransmission, and the adrenal medulla, Indirectly acting sympathomimetic agents,
- Drugs Acting on the Central Nervous System. Neurotransmitters, Neuromodulators, and Receptors, General Anaesthetics, Local Anaesthetics, Opioid Analgesics, Agonist antagonists, medicines Used in the Treatment of Motor Disorders, Antiepileptics
5. Detail the methods of Chemotherapy and modes of activity/selectivity, Structure Activity
- Relationship, Describe the mechanisms of transfer and of manipulation of the genetic elements involved in antibiotic resistance.
- Chemotherapy. Introduction of chemotherapy, Sulfonamides and DNA gyrase inhibitors, Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis, Inhibitors of protein synthesis, Antimycobacterial Drugs, Antifungal Agents, Antiviral Drugs, Antiparasitic Drugs, Anticancer Drugs, immunomodulators.
6. Demonstrate research techniques for obtaining drug information from drug references and other sources
- Clinical Trials
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Multiple Choice||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||OnGoing||3,4,5,6|
End of Semester / Year Assessment
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Final Exam||Final Exam||UNKNOWN||60 %||End of Term||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Problem Based Learning||Computer Laboratory||Computer Simulation||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||4||Weekly||4.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2018-09-29 Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology LWW
ISBN 149638413X ISBN-13 9781496384133
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology, Seventh Edition, is the updated, enhanced version of the student-favorite resource for essentials of medical pharmacology. The first-and-best resource, the Lippincott Illustrated Reviews series features clear, effective writing and hundreds of illustrations for ideal rapid review and the assimilation of complex information. Clear, sequential images present mechanisms of action and focus on showing rather than telling students how drugs work.
2019-01-11 Rang and Dale's Pharmacology Elsevier
ISBN 0702074489 ISBN-13 9780702074486
Comprehensive yet easy to use, Rang and Dale's Pharmacology has been providing core basic and clinical science information to students and healthcare practitioners worldwide for more than 25 years. The fully revised 9th Edition keeps you up to date with all that's new in the field, including new and emerging drugs and recent studies. From cover to cover, you'll progressively increase your knowledge of all relevant aspects of pharmacology, from a molecular understanding of receptors and drug actions through clinical uses of key groups of drugs. Keeps you up-to-date with new information in this fast-changing field, including significantly revised coverage of CNS drugs, cognitive enhancers, anti-infectives, biologicals/biopharmaceuticals, lifestyle drugs, and more. Includes access to unique features online, including more than 100 brand new chapter-specific multiple-choice questions and 6 new cases for immediate self-assessment. Features a color-coded layout for faster navigation and cross-referencing. Clarifies complex concepts with Key Points boxes, Clinical Uses boxes and full-color illustrations throughout. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references - including 68 bonus dissection videos - from the book on a variety of devices.
James M. Ritter, Rod J. Flower, Graeme Henderson, Yoon Kong Loke, David MacEwan, Humphrey P. Rang 2019 Rang and Dale's Pharmacology Elsevier
ISBN‑10 0702074489 ISBN‑13 9780702074486
Basic Concepts in Pharmacology by Janet L. Stringer. Sep 26, 2005, MCGRAW-HILL'S
Andrew Hitchings, Dagan Lonsdale, Daniel Burrage, Emma Baker 2014 The Top 100 Drugs Churchill Livingstone
ISBN‑10 0702055166 ISBN‑13 9780702055164
Levine's Pharmacology: Drug Actions and Reactions, 7th ed., Carol T. Walsh and Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom, Taylor & Francis, 2005
Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacologic Basis of Therapeutics, McGraw Hill, 11th ed., 2006.
Raymond Hill, Terry Kenakin, Tom Blackburn 2017 Pharmacology for Chemists Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN‑10 9781782621423 ISBN‑13 1782621423
European Journal of Pharmacology
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
PCCAL Pharmacology Computer Simulation - PRACTICAL PBL SECTION