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Medical Pharmacology I & II

Medical Pharmacology builds on a foundation of knowledge of anatomy, cell biology, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology and pathology to explain the mechanisms, uses, and adverse effects of drugs and poisons that are used or encountered in clinical medicine. The primary goal is to provide future physicians with a strong knowledge base of fundamental aspects of pharmacology and therapeutics that will: 1) permit them to optimally benefit from the clinical years of instruction; and 2) allow them to continue building proficiency in pharmacology throughout their careers. This is achieved by stressing basic principles of drug action, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and toxicity while describing the characteristic features of major drugs used for management of cardiovascular, CNS and endocrine disorders, and treatment of infectious diseases and cancer.

Required/Recommended Reading

Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 14/e

Required Reading

​Online ONLY.

Goodman and Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics 13/e

Recommended Reading

Call Number: Main Collection QV4 G653 2011 (12/e)

Print and online available.