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Department of Pharmacology


Courses

Code

Name

Level

Term

Credit Hours

Contact Hours

Lec.

Practical

Total

PCL303

Pharmacology I

3

1

4

1

5

90

PCL304

Pharmacology II

3

2

4

1

5

90

Course Description

PCL303,304 Pharmacology I&II

Description:

It aims at providing knowledge about commonly used groups of drugs affecting different body systems & their implications in therapy of diseases & health promotion. It enables students to understand the safe use of drugs as regards adverse effects, contraindications & drug interactions. It allows students to have enough skills & attitude towards selection & use of drugs on rational bases. It also acquaints the student how to write a drug prescription .

Course Contents:

First Semester Pharmacology I (Code PCL 303 ):

 1.General pharmacology

2.Autonomic nervous system

3.Ocular pharmacology

4.Skeletal muscle relaxants

5.Autacoids

6.Respiration

7.renal pharmacology

8.Cardio-vascular pharmacology

9.Blood & blood forming organs

Second Semester Pharmacology II( CodePCL- 304):

1.Psycho-neuro pharmacology

2.Hormones & their antagonists

3.GIT  

4.Chemotherapy & local antiseptics

5.Drug abuse

6.Drug interactions

7.Chelating agents

8.Vitamins & food supplements

9.Immuno-pharmacology

10.Pharmaco-economics

11.Pharmacogenetics

12.Prescription writing.

Teaching Methods

1.Lectures (4 credit hours)

2.Practical sections, ( 1credit hour)

3. Students seminars, oral presentations & prepared essays

Attendance Criteria:

The minimal acceptable attendance is 70% in order to sit for the final examination.

Examination Description:

Formative & Summative exams

- Written, case study & oral for assessment of knowledge and understanding

- Practical for assessment of practical skills

- Research for training the student how to get medical information from library and internet websites and how to organize and present knowledge)

Mark Distribution:

 A total of 100 marks equally divided between the two semesters as follows:

       30% Year Activity

       40% Written End-Term Exam

       30% Practical & Oral End-Term Exam

Learning Resources:

Basic Materials:

- Department books available for students, at the faculty bookshop

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