MTPH011p Basics of Pharmacology - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. MUDr. Regina Demlová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PharmDr. Jan Juřica, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Jana Pistovčáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PharmDr. Ondřej Zendulka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. MVDr. Leoš Landa, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Alena Máchalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Kubátová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MVDr. Eva Dražanová, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Mgr. Tibor Štark, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
doc. MUDr. Regina Demlová, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Renata Bláblová
Supplier department: Department of Pharmacology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the subject is to offer the basic pharmacological knowledge about specific drug groups used in selected diseases. Emphasis is given to the pharmacological theoretical knowledge about the main antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-glaucoma drugs used in ophthalmology, so that the student was able to search independently for relevant information on drugs in reliable sources, including the therapeutic and adverse drug effects and potential drug-drug interactions.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will know the basic pharmacological principles and factors influencing drug actions. The student will be able to work with the valid drug information resources. The student will have the basic knowledge about drugs and medications to treat allergic reactions (antihistamine drugs, glucocorticoids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) with the main focus on drugs used in ophthalmology.
  • 1st Lecture: Terminology in Pharmacology. Drug classification. General pharmacological principles. Basic mechanisms of drug action. Introduction to pharmacokinetics.
  • Factors influencing drug effects. Adverse drug reactions. Drug interactions. Development of new drugs and their life-cycle. Drug approval process.
  • 2nd Lecture: Pharmaceutical drug dosage forms. Routes of drug administration (enteral and parenteral). Drug information resources and databases and (Pharmacopoea, SUKL, Pharmindex, AISLP, etc.). Drug prescription rules and legislation. Prescription of narcotic and psychotropic agents.
  • 3rd Lecture: Pharmacology of allergic reactions. Antihistamines. Glucocorticoids. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
    required literature
  • RANG, H. P., James RITTER, R. J. FLOWER and Graeme HENDERSON. Rang & Dale's pharmacology. Eighth edition. [Edinburgh]: Churchill Livingstone, 2016. xv, 760. ISBN 9780702053627. info
    recommended literature
  • Practicals in Pharmacology
    not specified
  • MARTÍNKOVÁ, Jiřina. Farmakologie pro studenty zdravotnických oborů. 2., zcela přeprac. a doplň. Praha: Grada, 2014. ISBN 9788024713564. info
  • SLÍVA, Jiří and Martin VOTAVA. Farmakologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Triton, 2011. 394 s. ISBN 9788073875008. info
  • LÜLLMANN, Heinz, Klaus MOHR and Lutz HEIN. Barevný atlas farmakologie. Translated by Maxmilián Wenke - Elfrída Mühlbachová. 3. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2007. xi, 372. ISBN 9788024716725. info
Teaching methods
Students are provided with the pharmacology teacher presentation of the topic according to the curriculum. Oral presentation of the teacher contains pictures and schemes to demonstrate the pharmacological principles and help the understanging of the related topic.
Assessment methods
During the studying the student has to prove active knowledge of pharmacology acquired. The final multiple-choice test consists of 20 questions, 60% of correct answers is needed to pass. There is one correct answer in each question.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: total 8 hours.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016.
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