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Course Code: 
PHAR 316
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
2
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to teach concepts of basic pharmacology and the importance of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, mechanism of drug actions and drug interactions.
Course Content: 

Introduction to central nervous system, general and local anesthetics, centrally acting muscle relaxants and alcohol, hypnosedative drugs, neuroleptic drugs and central nervous system stimulants, antidepressants and antimanic drugs, opioid analgesics and non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, antihypertensive drugs, drugs used in parkinson disease and antiepileptic drugs, introduction to endocrine system – thyroid and antithyroid drugs, insulin and antidiabetic drugs, calcium hormones, corticosteroid hormones, estrogen and progestin and oral contraceptives, androgens and hypothalamus hormones, ulcer treatment and emetic and antiemetic drugs, laxative purgative drugs and antidiarrheal drugs

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Presentation, 5:Simulation, 6: Video, 7: Applications, 8:Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A:Written exam, B: multiple chose , C:Filing the blank D:False and troth, E: Oral Exam F: Portfolio, G: Contrabution of course activities H:Homework

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Programme learning outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) Describes basic principles of pharmacology

4,7

1,2,3

A,B,C

2) Describes the difference between pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics

6,7,14

1,2,3

A,B,C

3) Describes the mechanism of drug actions

3,5,7,8,9

1,2,3

A,B,C

4) Describes the importance of pharmacology in treating diseases

   3,7,9,12,13

1,2,3

A,B,C

5) Describes the drug interactions

6,7,14

1,2,3

A,B,C

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Teorical Topics                                      

Lab content

Study Materials

1

Introduction to central nervous system, general and local anesthetics

 

 

2

Centrally acting muscle relaxants and alcohol, hypnosedative drugs

 

 

3

Neuroleptic drugs and central nervous system stimulants

 

 

4

Antidepressants and antimanic drugs

 

 

5

Opioid analgesics and non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs

 

 

6

Antihypertensive drugs

 

 

7

Drugs used in parkinson disease and antiepileptic drugs

 

 

8

Introduction to endocrine system – thyroid and antithyroid drugs

 

 

9

Insulin and antidiabetic drugs

 

 

10

Calcium hormones

 

 

11

Corticosteroid hormones

 

 

12

Estrogen and progestin and oral contraceptives

 

 

13

Androgens and hypothalamus hormones

 

 

14

Ulcer treatment and emetic and antiemetic drugs

 

 

15

Laxative purgative drugs and antidiarrheal drugs

 

 
 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

KAYAALP, OĞUZ(2012) AKILCI TEDAVİ YÖNÜNDEN TIBBİ FARMAKOLOJİ ANKARA PELİKAN YAYINLARI

Additional Resources

LÜLLMANN HEİNZ VE ARK. (2001) ÇEVİRİ: ATİLA BOZKURT VE ARK. RENKLİ FARMAKOLOJİ ATLASI ANKARA PALME YAYINCILIK

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

Pharmacology lecture notes

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

2

40

Final

1

60

Assignment

   

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Compulsary/Elective

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

Acquire skills needed to practice the profession of pharmacy in either a Turkish or an English language setting.

       

X

 

2

Being equipped to access current theoretical and applied knowledge, keeping abreast of new developments, and possessing the critical faculties enabling an accurate and reliable interpretation and assessment of this information.

   

X

     

3

Having the capacity to apply the skills acquired in the field of pharmaceutical science. Possessing the ability to harness his/her acquired knowledge in order to function as a highly accessible health counsellor, providing a ready source of clinically relevant, health-related information to the general public.

   

X

     

4

Keeping abreast of and being equipped to apply the fundamental pharmaceutical and health science principles which guide future developments in modern technology, and being able to share these experiences and skills with colleagues through participatation in professional development education seminars.

 

X

       

5

Knowing how to assess risks arising from the use of drugs and other chemicals and those risks potentially encounterd during laboratory practice.

     

X

   

6

Acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to interpret findings obtained through quantative and qualitative measurements, and thus reach valid, scientific conclusions based on this data. 

       

X

 

7

Being able to compound pharmaceutical products while being knowledgable about their clinical application, interactions, side effects and risks  and apply in proper manner .

           

8

Being competent to conduct and manage research and development projects, and share experimental outcomes.

           

9

Be competent to accurately and intelligibly communicate clincally relevant information to patients concerning prescription items and other pharmaceutical products.  

           

10

Being able to function in a multidisciplinary environment. Possessing the skill to collaborate and establish lines of communication with other professionals, while developing their own professional competency through participation in relevant continuing education activities.

           

11

Being able to play a role in projects which fulfills the profession’s societal responsibilities. Participating in professional activities and undertaking duties in a manner which reflects an awareness of and sensitivity to environmental issues.

           

12

Being capable of opening a community pharmacy, practicing in a hospital pharmacy setting, and offering service in any field related to drugs, cosmetics, medical  and/or plant-derived products. Able to play an active role in his/her own personal professional development, as well as that of colleagues and pharmaceutical students.

           

13

Able to play a role in issues related to public health as a member of the health care team while being cognizant of and able to fulfill legal and professional requirements and maintain ethical standards. 

           

14

Is knowledgable of and equipped to manage the planning, development, compounding and quality control analysis of naturally occuring and synthetic medicines, while also being aware of the processes related to these products’ absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion from the body.

           
 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

2

32

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

4

64

Midterm Exams

2

1

2

Lab. Applications

     

Hours for off-the-Lab. study (Pre-study, practice)

     

Lab. Midterm Exem

     

Lab. Final

     

Homework

     

Final

1

2

2

Total Work Load

 

 

100

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4,00

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

4