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A540145 Pharmacology and toxicology, 10 ECTS cr 
Code A540145  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Pharmacology and toxicology  Abbreviation Pharmacology an 
Scope10 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
TypeStudy module   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
Unit Medicine 

Teachers
Name
Risto Kerkelä 

Description
ECTS Credits 

10 ECTS credits/ 270 hours of work.

 
Language of instruction 

Finnish

 
Timing 

The course is held during the spring semester in the second study year (C4 / DC4).

 
Learning outcomes 

After passing the courses, the student has ability to carry out safe and efficient drug therapy. Upon completion of the courses, the student:
- is able to explain pharmacokinetics of a specific drug after administration
- is able to explain physiologic effects of drugs and their mechanisms of action
- is familiar with major drug classes and their role in the treatment of diseases.
- understands the basis of individualized drug therapy.
- understands the basics of toxicology

In addition, the student will learn team working skills and presentation skills.

 

 
Contents 

043045P Pharmacology and toxicology PART I 4 ECTS:

The basic terminology of pharmacology: pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Systematic review of major classes of drugs: drugs affecting cardiovascular system, anti-diabetic medications, drugs affecting the respiratory tract, antimicrobial agents.

 

043046P Pharmacology and toxicology PART II 5 ECTS:

Systematic review of major classes of drugs: drugs affecting gastrointestinal drugs, drug treatment of pain, psychiatric medications, neurological drugs. Toxicology: the basics of toxicology, the most common poisonings and fundamentals of toxicological risk assessment.

 

043047P Pharmacology and toxicology PART III 1 ECTS:

Systematic review of major classes of drugs and basics of toxicology.

 

 
Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

043045P Pharmacology and toxicology PART I 4 ECTS:

Lectures 32h / tutorials 8h / Self-study 68h. The tutorials are completed as small group work.

 

043046P Pharmacology and toxicology PART II 5 ECTS:

Lectures 34h / tutorials 12h / Self-study 89h. The tutorials are completed as small group work.

 

043047P Pharmacology and toxicology PART III 1 ECTS:

Self-study 23h, exam 4h.

 

 
Target group 

Medical and dental students. Also other students can be admitted to the course.

 
Recommended or required reading 

Recommended or required reading: Ruskoaho H., Hakkola J., et al: Lääketieteellinen farmakologia ja toksikologia (Kustannus Oy Duodecim, latest edition, 2019). The electronic version of the book can be found in “Oppiportti” and in “Duodecim lääketietokanta”. Other textbooks that can be used are “Farmakologia ja Toksikologia” edited by Markku Koulu and Eero Mervaala (10th ed. 2018) or Rang, Ritter, Flower, Henderson: Rang & Dale's Pharmacology, Churchill Livingstone (latest edition). In addition, Duodecim and Suomen lääkärilehti publish articles of current advances in drug therapy.

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

043045P Pharmacology and toxicology PART I 4 ECTS:

Lectures. Active participation in tutorials that are mandatory. At the beginning of the course students study independently for an exam evaluating the required level of knowledge of basic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. In addition, an exam is given for the entire contents of the course. The exam is graded on a pass/fail basis.

 

043046P Pharmacology and toxicology PART II 5 ECTS:

Lectures. Active participation in tutorials that are mandatory. In addition, an exam is given. The exam is graded on a pass/fail basis.

 

043047P Pharmacology and toxicology PART III 1 ECTS:

The course includes an exam. Two failed answers in final exam result in failing of the exam.

 

 

 
Grading 

 

043045P: Pharmacology and toxicology:

Two exams with the grading scale pass/fail.

043046P Pharmacology and toxicology PART II:

Exam with the grading scale pass/fail.

043047P Pharmacology and toxicology PART III:

Exam. Two failed answers in final exam result in failing of the exam. The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

 

 
Person responsible 

Professor Risto Kerkelä

 
Working life cooperation 

The course includes guest lectures from specialists from Oulu University Hospital.

 


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