May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University Catalog

BMS 81401 - Pharmacology Principles And Applications


Credit Hours: 4.00.  This is the first of two pharmacology courses in the DVM curriculum. The first part of this course encompasses an introduction to basic concepts necessary to understand and optimally administer and deliver therapeutic drugs, such as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, dose forms, dosing regimen and prescriptions. In the second part of the course, drugs are studied not only based on their pharmacological class, but also based on the organs and systems on which they act (e.g., heart and vascular system, lungs, autonomous neuronal pathways, respiratory system, endocrine system, etc.). This course also covers the pharmacology of cancer therapy and drugs used to fight pathogens (antifungals, antibiotics, antivirals, antiparasitics). Journal club sessions are included to directly relate pharmacology instruction to topics currently debated in the field. Credits: 4.00