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Pharmacology IIA
The course focuses on CNS and covers physiological aspects and neurochemistry of the brain, movement disorders,
and pharmacotherapeu-tics of Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, psychoses, depression, anxiety, autacoids and treatment of migraine, sleep disorders, and appetite disorders. General and local anesthesia, physiology and management of pain. Opioid analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The pharmacology of alcohol, drug abuse
and drug dependence. The course also include practical classes using in vitro and in vivo experiments to illustrate
some of the theoretical aspects and also tutorial classes to interactively revise the various topics covered in theory
classes. Prerequisite: 1102321.
Clinical Pharmacy IA
Topics covered in general are: Approach to clinical pharmacy, introduction to laboratory data, electrolyte homeostasis, arterial blood gases, drug use in pregnancy and breastfeeding, topics in child health. Disease states include
respiratory disorders such as asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis. Cardiovascular disorders such as hypertension,
coronary heart disease, heart failure and arrhythmias. Prerequisite: 1102322
Principles of Over the Counter (OTC) Therapy
OTC pharmacy and primary health care, the role of the pharmacist in responding to symptoms and helping patients
self-care as an essential contribution to good health is covered in this course. Topics include: eye lid disorders, ear
problems, nausea and vomiting, constipation and hemorrhoids, diarrhea, cold and flu, fever and pain, analgesics,
Eczema, Acne, allergic rhinitis, dermatitis, contraception, smoking cessation, vitamins and supplements. Prerequisite: 1104451
Medicinal Chemistry IIIB
This course discusses the important medicinal chemistry aspects of chemotherapeutic agents: anticancer, antibacterial agents, antifungal, antiviral agents. Drugs affecting the hormones like steroid, thyroid hormones, prostaglandins
and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. The focus will be on structure activity relationships, synthesis, metabolism, and biochemical mechanism of action. Prerequisite: 1101312
Pharmaceutics IIB
This course aims to equip students with the fundamental knowledge required to understand and assess drug product stability including the kinetics of drug degradation and determination of shelf life. General topics covered in this
course also include: drug and dosage form stability, pre-formulation and formulation factors affecting drug development and pharmaceutical packaging. Prerequisite: 1103411
Pharmacology IIB
Drugs affecting endocrine system including the anti-inflammatory adreno-corticosteroids, and drugs affecting calcium
metabolism emphasizing the role of parathyroid hormone, vitamin D and Calcitonin in regulation of calcium. Pharmacotherapeutics of diabetes mellitus including insulin and oral hypoglycemic agents. Drugs used in the management
of thyroid gland disorders. Gonadal hormones and hormonal contraceptives and their antagonists. Drugs acting on
uterus. Drugs used in gastro-intestinal disor¬ders including pharmacotherapeutics of peptic ulcer, diarrhea, constipation and emesis. Tutorial classes and seminars to interactively revise the various theoretical topics. Prerequisite:
1102321; 1102231
Clinical Pharmacy IB
Topics covered in general are: Geriatrics, musculoskeletal disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and osteoarthritis, clinical pharmacokinetics of commonly used drugs, common eye disorders including glaucoma. Endocrine
diseases such as parathyroid, thyroid, diabetes, Cushing’s disease, etc…) will also be covered. Infectious disease
such as respiratory, skin, bone and soft tissue, Urogenital, CNS) will also be covered. Prerequisite: 1104421