Course: Pharmacology 1

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Course title Pharmacology 1
Course code FAR/VAB11
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Urbánek Karel, doc. MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Anzenbacher Pavel, prof. RNDr. DrSc.
  • Strojil Jan, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Suchánková Hana, MUDr.
Course content
The subject deals with drug formulations, prescription, general pharmacology (pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics), pharmacology of vegetative nervous system and pharmacoogy of central nervous system (analgesics, anaesthetics, psychopharmacology and drugs used in neurology).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The student is to know drug nomenclature, principles of prescription and important drug formulations. He should be familiar with basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, types of drug adverse effects and interactions; from the special topics mainly the pharmacology of vegetative nervous system and central nervous system.
The student should be able to use the knowledge both in his studies of clinical subjects and in his medical profession.
Completion of courses "BIochemistry" and "Physiology".
NAN/VAB13 and HIE/VAA12 and FYZ/VAB12 and LCH/VAA20 and MIK/VAA12

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam

Participation in at least 11 practicals, five control written tests with results reaching at least 70% of maximum possible points.
Recommended literature
  • Katzung, B. G., Masters, S. B., & Trevor, A. J. (2012). Basic & clinical pharmacology. New York, N.Y: McGraw-Hill.
  • Rang, H. P., Ritter, J. M. (2011). Pharmacology. Churchill Livingstone.
  • Walsh, C. T., Schwartz-Bloom, R. (2004). Pharmacology: Drug Action on Reaction. CRC Press.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2014) Medical sciences 3 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2) Medical sciences 3 Summer