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The course provides students with the knowledge of pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, complications, goal of pharmacotherapy, patient education of selected endocrine, malignant and infectious disorders and central nervous system, as well as the knowledge of mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, clinically significant side effects & drug interactions, contraindications and clinical uses of medications used in the treatment of such disorders.
Some of the drugs that will be examined include:
- Drugs for endocrine diseases that affect the thyroid gland, diabetes (type 1 and 2), fertility problems, and osteoporosis
- Drugs for neurological diseases including seizures, anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, depression, and psychosis.
- Drugs that act on bacteria, viruses, fungi, and ones used to treat cancer (chemotherapy)