Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Courses


- 2017/04/07

Course Descriptions


Pharmacology I [CC: 1801341-4]

Course Description: The course delivers basic concepts of general pharmacology, pharmacology of drugs modulating the functions of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) as well as different types of autacoids and drugs modulating their effects. Drugs reducing or abolishing skeletal muscle tone and their clinical applications are also addressed. At the end of this course the students will be able to apply their basic background in pharmacology to pharmacy practice, including the detailed studies about drugs in the taught systems. Detailed learning objectives provided for each lecture and exercises session are the basis for assessment.

Pharmacology II [CC: 1801342-3]

Course Description: The course consists of knowledge about drugs used in Renal System. Also the course includes different types of cardiovascular (CVS) disorders and the pharmacology of drugs used for their treatment. Moreover, it gives information about different drugs used on respiratory system and treatment of some respiratory disorders. At the end of this course the students will be able to apply their basic background in pharmacology to pharmacy practice, including the detailed studies about drugs in the taught systems. Detailed learning objectives provided for each lecture and exercises session are the basis for assessment.

Pharmacology III [CC: 1801443-3]

Course Description: The main goal of this course is to study drugs used in gastrointestinal tract (GIT) disorders. Also the course includes different types of endocrine disorders and the pharmacology of drugs used for their treatment. Also, it provides information about different drugs act on the central nervous system (CNS) and the treatment of different types of CNS disorders. At the end of this course the students will be able to apply their basic background in pharmacology to pharmacy practice, including the detailed studies about drugs in the taught systems. Detailed learning objectives provided for each lecture and exercises session are the basis for assessment.

Clinical Pharmacology [CC: 1801444-2]

Course Description: The course consists of study of chemotherapy including antibiotic and anti-cancer drugs. Also, it includes application of pharmacology knowledge on related clinical cases. At the end of this course the students will be able to apply their background in pharmacology to clinical pharmacy practice. Detailed learning objectives provided for each lecture and clinical session are the basis for assessment.

Toxicology [CC: 1801545-3]

Course Description: This course concerned with drug induced poisoning and poisoning from other sources (e.g. food, bacteria, plants). It provides a framework for understanding the broad spectrum of toxicological problems encountered in pharmacy practice, drug development, medical research and in real life situations. Biochemical and pharmacological mechanisms and the factors influencing toxicological exposure will be included. The course discusses important topics such as insecticides, heavy metals, food, plant and bacterial poisoning. Each topic focuses on general mechanisms of toxicity as well as proper diagnosis and management of poisoning. Also this course discusses chemical and biological warfare to identify the most common chemical agents that would be possibly used as mass destruction weapons and methods of decontamination.

Basic and Clinical Toxicology [CC: 1801446-3]

Course Description: The course presents students with the most prevalent clinical conditions of toxicity taking into consideration causative agents, time and duration of exposure, clinical signs and symptoms and the appropriate measures to deal with the conditions. For each topic, related clinical cases of toxicity, their diagnosis and management are also discussed. Also, this course concerned with drug induced poisoning. It provides a framework for understanding the broad spectrum of toxicological problems encountered in pharmacy practice, in drug development and regulation, and in medical research. Central biochemical and pharmacological mechanisms and the relevance of factors influencing toxicological exposure will be included. The course discusses important topics including symptomatic treatment of poisoned patients as well as proper diagnosis and management of poisoning.

Molecular Pharmacology [CC: 1803566]) Elective Course)

Course Description: This course gives students a broad perspective on the Pharmacogenomics as a new field and how it will play a role in clinical therapeutics and future drug design. The course discusses important topics including: types of Single Nucleated Polymorphisms (SNPs) , individual variations, DNA sequencing methods and economics of pharmacogenomics. Therefore student will gain the basic knowledge in pharmacogenomics; how to predict the right choice and dose of medications for individuals- “personalizing medicine” Detailed learning objectives provided for each lecture and the active learning sessions are the basis for assessment.

 

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