040106A Pharmacology and toxicology, 10 ECTS cr
||Pharmacology and toxicology
|Scope||10 ECTS cr
||Grading||1 - 5, pass, fail
Hakkola, Jukka Antti Tapio
|Language of instruction
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The student will learn
fundamentals of pharmacology and toxicology.
After passing the course the student should know
body affects a
specific drug after administration and physiologic effects of drugs
and their mechanisms of action. The student should get familiar
with major drug classes and their role in the treatment of disease.
Furthermore, the student understands the basis of individualized
drug therapy. After passing the course, the student should have
ability to safe and efficient drug therapy.
The basic terminology of pharmacology: pharmacodynamics and
pharmacokinetics. Systematic review of major classes of drugs:
drugs affecting cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal drugs,
drugs affecting the respiratory tract, drug treatment of pain,
drugs used to treat endocrinological disorders, affecting the
central nervous system, anesthetic agents, antimicrobial drugs,
anticancer drugs. Details of key drugs in each class will be
discussed including route of administration, drug effects, drug
interactions and most common adverse effects. Toxicology: the
basics of toxicology, the most common poisonings, tissue specific
toxic responses in most important organs and fundamentals of risk
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures (77 h) and tutorials (compulsory, 18 h). In
tutorials, students discuss with tutor about the topics of
lectures. A web-based exam and three written exams.
|Recommended or required reading
Olavi Pelkonen and Heikki Ruskoaho (eds.)
Lääketieteellinen farmakologia ja toksikologia (Kustannus
Oy Duodecim) (latest edition) or equivalent textbook.
|Assessment methods and criteria
Lectures, tutorials, web-based
exam, written examination.
The evaluation scale is 5-1/fail
Professor Heikki Ruskoaho, professor Jukka Hakkola and lecturer
At the beginning of the course students study independently
for a test evaluating the required level of knowledge of
pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. In addition, two essay
one-third of the final grade) and final exam (worth
two-thirds of the final grade) are included.
Current and future instruction
|No instruction in WebOodi|
|No examinations in WebOodi|