Course Code: CLRE 5004
Academic Year: 2020-2021
This course introduces the fundamentals of pharmacology and students study the relationship between a drug's mechanism of action and its effect on the patient. Course material balances both basic and clinical aspects of pharmacology and discusses how they are relevant in the clinical research field. Specific guidelines and regulations, applicable to clinical trials are discussed. The general principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics are introduced and students examine selected body systems, such as the autonomic and central nervous systems, the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and gastrointestinal systems. Students apply their knowledge of pharmacology in clinical research in small group assignments throughout the course.