Basic principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and drug biotransformation. Autonomic pharmacology. Cardiovascular-renal drugs, emphasis on antihypertensives, drugs for coronary heart disease, and heart failure. Drugs with important actions on smooth muscle, emphasis on histamine, serotonin, eicosanoids, asthma. Main classes of drugs for gastrointestinal disorders. CNS drugs, emphasis on sedative-hypnotics, opioid analgesics, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and major classes of neurological drugs. Drugs used to treat diseases of the blood and inflammation, emphasis on antithrombotic drugs, dyslipidemia drugs, NSAIDs, and DMADRs. Endocrine drugs, emphasis on adrenocorticosteroids, gonadal hormones (estrogens and progestins), antidiabetic drugs, and osteoporosis drugs. Chemotherapeutic drugs, emphasis on main antibacterials, antivirals and antifungals. Basics on cancer chemotherapeutics and immunopharmacology. Basics of toxicology, clinical toxicology and drug interactions.
Teaching language: English
Organizing department: School of Pharmacy, Contact persons: Hannu Raunio, hannu.raunio(at)uef.fi
Office: Maiju Laitinen, maiju.laitinen(at)uef.fi
Registration for the course director by email: hannu.raunio(at)uef.fi
Course includes the elements of sustainable development (i.e., health, ethics).