Fundamentals of Pharmacology

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fundamentals of Pharmacology

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Pharmacy, Pre-Pharmacy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    The module explores the scope of pharmacology and introduces the concept of drugs as biologically active, selective molecules. In addition, drug interactions with cellular targets will be studied in order to provide examples of their clinical usage and consideration of potential adverse effects. Selected experimental techniques used in pharmacology will be reviewed. The significance of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion in determining systemic drug action will also be studied.
    Assessment: Coursework (40%) ; Exam (60%).
    *All transcripts are issued in UK credits.

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