By the end of this module students should be able to:
• Describe basic principles of administration of drugs and dosage forms.
• Recall basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
• Comprehend terminology relating to pharmacology.
• Identify groups of drugs used in common diseases of different body systems.
• Describe effects, adverse effects, indications and contraindications of prototype drugs.
• Understand need and importance of emergency and lifesaving drugs.
1. Basic principles of biochemistry
2. Emphasizing broad understanding of chemical events in living systems
3. Bioenergetic & Biological Oxidation
4. Metabolism of lipids & fatty acids, Biosynthesis, Cholesterol synthesis, Plasma
Lipoproteins, LDL, HDL, Glycolipids
5. Metabolism of Nucleotide, Synthesis & Degradation
6. Basic principles of molecular biology
7. Metabolism and structure-function relationship of biologically important
8. Metabolism of Carbohydrates & its types, Glycolysis, Citric Acid Cycle,
Regulation of Blood Glucose Level
9. Metabolism of Proteins & Amino Acids, Functions & Pathways
10. Biochemical Genetics (DNA, RNA, Transcription, Translation)