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Pharmacology I (51256)

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to describe and understand the:

  1. Basic principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.
  2. Principles of pharmacological approaches in the general dental practice, including drug interactions and adverse drug reactions.
  3. Pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system and smooth muscle.
  4. Pharmacology of the cardiovascular system.
  5. Pharmacology of the respiratory system.
  6. Pharmacology of the gastrointestinal track.
  7. Pharmacology of the central nervous system.
  8. Pharmacological properties of general and local anesthetics.


General principles of pharmacology - Pharmacodynamics (molecular drug targets, agonists-antagonists, potency, efficacy) - Pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion) - Drug interactions - Adverse drug reactions - Pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system - Respiratory pharmacology (nasal decongestants, antitussives, drugs for managing asthma) - Cardiovascular pharmacology (vasoactive agents, antihypertensive, antiangina and antiarrhythmic agents, diuretic drugs, anticoagulants) -  Pharmacology of gastrointestinal system (antacids, anti-secretory drugs, laxatives, antiemetics, antidiarrhoeal drugs) - Pharmacology of the central nervous system (antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, sedative agents, drugs for managing Parkinson's disease, antiepileptic drugs) - General and local anesthetics.

Educational methods

  • Lectures

Successful Completion

  • Successful final examination