This course is designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals of clinical pharmacology. It will focus on the relationship between a drug’s mechanism of action at the molecular level and its effect on the patient in relation to clinical research, clinical safety and pharmacovigilance. Course material will balance both basic and clinical safety aspects of drug action, with the goal of providing students with a fundamental understanding of the field of pharmacology. The general principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics will be introduced and students will examine clinical safety and pharmacovigilance profile related to selected body systems such as the autonomic and central nervous systems, the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and gastrointestinal systems.
This course is intended primarily for students wishing to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry, in Clinical Research, Drug Safety, and Pharmacovigilance.