Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
300002222015PHARMACOLOGYCompulsory244
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle and Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to provide students to be able to recognize pharmacology discipline, its historical background, correlation/relationship with other disciplines, limits and sub-disciplines; to explain drug development process; to differentiate drug and poison concept; to explain and evaluate general principals, molecular and cellular aspects of drug action, methods and measurements used in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics of drugs, principals of and drugs used in antimicrobial therapy.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Zeliha Kerry, Prof. Dr. Günay Yetik Anacak, Doç. Dr. Gulnur Sevin, Doç. Dr. Saadet Türkseven DiPascoli, Doç. Dr. Yasemin Eraç, Doç. Dr. Gönen Özşarlak Sözer, Doç. Dr. Çiğdem Selli Karakaya
Learning Outcomes
1Recognize pharmacology disciple and explain its historical background and correlation/relationship with other disciplines
2Express the importance of pharmacology in pharmacy practice in his own words
3Explain the similarities and differences between drug and poison concept
4Explain the principals of drug molecule movement across biological barriers and distribution in the body
5Interpret general principals of drug action
6Explain methods and measurements used in pharmacology
7List and examine main events in drug metabolism (chemical reaction and excression)
8Examine general principals of antimicrobial therapy
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
1. What is pharmacology? 2. Pharmacodynamics 3. Factors that change the effect of drugs 4. Pharmacokinetics 5. Drug-Drug Interactions (Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Interactions) 6. General principles and concepts in antibacterial treatment 7. Antibacterial drugs 8. Anthelmintic drugs 9. Antiportozoal drugs 10. Urinary system antiseptics 11. Antifungal Drugs 12. Antiviral drugs
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1What is pharmacology? Pharmacodynamics Drug action mechanisms Chemistry of receptors and ligands
2Pharmacodynamics Basic receptör familias Dose-response relationships
3Quantal dose-response relationships Factors that change the effect of drugs
4Pharmacokinetics Drug administration routes Bioavailability Distribution of drugs and volume of distribution
5Pharmacokinetics Binding of drugs to plasma proteins Drug metabolism
6Pharmacokinetics Excretion of drugs
7Drug-Drug Interactions (Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Interactions)
8Choose of Antimicrobial drugs Administration route Determinants of rational drug dose Agents used in bacterial infections Chemotherapeutic spectrum Combinations of antimicrobial drugs Drug resistance Prophylactic antibiotics
9Complications of antibiotic therapy
10Cell wall synthesis inhibitors Penicillins Cephalosporins Other beta-lactam antibiotics Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors
11Protein Synthesis Inhibitors Tetracyclins Aminogycosides Macrolides Chloramphenicol Clindamycin
12Anthelmintic Drugs Antiprotozoal Drugs
13Urinary system antiseptics Antifungal Drugs
14Antiviral drugs
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Rang & Dale's Pharmacology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access (Rang and Dale's Pharmacology). Humphrey P. Rang MB BS MA DPhil FMedSci FRS (Author), Maureen M. Dale MB BCh PhD (Author), James M. Ritter BM BCh MA Dphil FRCP (Author), Rod Flower PhD DSc FMedSci FRS FBPharmacolS (Author), 844 pages, Churchill Livingstone; 6 Edition, (January 25, 2007), English, ISBN-10: 0443069115, ISBN-13: 978-0443069116 2. Lippincott Farmakoloji, Prof. Dr. Filiz Onat, Doç.Dr. Zafer Gören, Doç.Dr. Atila Karaalp, Nobel Yayınevi, 3. Baskı, ISBN: 9789754207149 3. Tıbbi Farmakoloji, Prof.Dr. S. Oğuz Kayaalp, Hacettepe Taş Yayınevi, 2005, ISBN : 9789759534158 4. Güncel Farmalist 2010 Türkiye Tıbbi İlaç Rehberi, Nurettin Abacıoğlu, Ertan Onursal, Kadir Hatunoğlu, Hilal Abacıoğlu, Palme Yayınları
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination212
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Tutorial515
Question-Answer515
Individual Study for Mid term Examination21530
Individual Study for Final Examination13636
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)122
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