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535-0521-00L  Pharmacology and Toxicology I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersU. Quitterer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractThe two-semester lecture course will provide a detailed understanding of the fundamentals of drug action and the mechanisms of action and therapeutic use of the important classes of drugs. The lectures are intended for students of pharmaceutical sciences.
ObjectiveThe lectures will provide a comprehensive survey of pharmacology and toxicology. Special emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between pharmacological, pathophysiological and clinical aspects.
ContentTopics include disease-relevant macroscopic, microscopic, pathobiochemical and functional disturbances of specific organs and organ systems. The lectures integrate disease pathology with mechanisms of drug action, usage, metabolism, pharmacokinetics, side effects, toxicology, contraindications and dosage of relevant drug classes. Basic principles of clinical pharmacology and pharmacotherapy will be covered.
Lecture notesA script is provided for each lecture. Scripts define important course contents but do not replace the lectures.
LiteratureRecommended reading:

Klaus Aktories, Ulrich Förstermann, Franz Hofmann, Klaus Starke.
Allgemeine und spezielle Pharmakologie und Toxikologie.
12th edition (2017)
Urban & Fischer (Elsevier, München)
ISBN-13: 978-3-437-42527-7


The classic textbook in Pharmacology:

Goodman and Gliman`s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
Laurence Brunton, Bjorn Knollman, Randa Hilal-Dandan.
13th edition (2017)
ISBN-10: 1259584739
ISBN-13: 978-1259584732
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzungen: Abschluss Grundstudium