|10243162||Faculty of Health Sciences|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120|
|Prof AD Cromarty|
The following requirements are set for completing the programme:
A minimum average of 60% in Pharmacology at undergraduate level.
In addition, the modules (FAR 381, 382) Pharmacology 381, 382 must be completed at the Department of Pharmacology, if not completed at undergraduate level.
Exemption from the examination in FAR 381, 382 may be granted if a student, who obtained a module mark of at least 60%, exercises the option to accept this as the final mark.
The prerequisites for admission to the honours degree in certain fields of study are indicated in the syllabuses of the specific department.
Also consult General Regulations.
Minimum credits: 120
Covers the following topics: Immunology, pain and inflammation, pharmacokinetics, wound healing, proteomics, isotopes in medicine, pharmacogenetics, law, pharmaceutics, traditional medicines, plant-based medicines, lifestyle disorders, drug/drug interactions, drug adverse effects, malaria, cancer and malignancies and psycho/neuropharmacology, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), Overview of dispensing medicine. Practicals are as per study guide.
This module includes 30 research credits.
*Attendance module only.
Introduction, receptors, antagonism, kinetic principles, drugs that impact upon the autonomic and central nervous system, pharmacotherapy of hypertension, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmias, and epilepsy. Diuretics, glucocorticosteroids, local anaesthetics, anaesthetic drugs, analgesics, iron and vitamins, oncostatics and immuno suppressants.
Hormones, drugs that act on the histaminergic, serotonergic, and dopaminergic receptors. Pharmacotherapy of diabetes mellitus, schizophrenia, depression, obesity, anxiety, insomnia, gastro-intestinal diseases. Anticoagulants, antimicrobial drugs.
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