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spContent=No one can live a life without the risk of disease. Drugs are always used for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Is it a panacea or a poison? "Pharmacology" will give you an answer. WELCOME TO PHARMACOLOGY! ——Pharmacology course team of Chinese Medical University
—— Instructors
About this course

Pharmacology is a subject that studies the interactions between the drug and the body (including pathogens). Not only the effects and mechanisms of the drug, but also the dynamic changes influenced by the body are all investigated in the course. Based on the basic medical sciences including physiology, biochemistry, pathology, pathophysiology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology provides the basic theory and scientific thinking method for prevention and treatment of diseases, rational drug usage.

Pharmacology is a bridge subject among the pharmacy, basic medicine and clinical medicine. The aims is to enable students to master the pharmacological effect, mechanism of action, clinical applications, adverse reactions and the interactions between drugs through theoretical pharmacology and experimental training, and finally to solve problems independently and to cultivate the students' scientific thinking patterns. The task of pharmacology is to guide rational usage of drug, to provide a theoretical basis for disease prevention and treatment, to set up the necessary pharmacological foundation for s pharmaceutical research and new drug development and research.


Through the study of "Pharmacology" on MOOC, you can grasp the basic principles and characteristics of drug action, understand how to use drugs correctly to prevent and treat diseases, and also provide guidance for clinical rational drug uses.


 Students should have the basis of medical knowledge on physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, pathophysiology, pathology, etc.


Basic Reference Book

1. Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology (6th edition), LWW

Further Reference Books:

2. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (12th edition), McGraw-Hill Education,LANGE

3. Principles of pharmacology: The pathophysiologic basis of drug therapy, (3th edition), LWW

4. Goodman & Gilman's, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (11th edition), McGraw-Hill



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