University College London

Introductory Pharmacology


Iowa State Course Substitution

CH E Professional Elective


Course Info

International Credits: 0.5
Converted Credits: 4.0
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Course Description:
This module is suitable for life science students whose main field of study is not pharmacology but who require a good understanding of the subject. It provides a substantive knowledge of the actions and uses of a range of important drugs and important themes in pharmacology. On completion of the module, students will be able to give knowledgeable accounts of the following topics: Receptor / transduction mechanisms. Basic pharmacokinetics. Drug action in the peripheral nervous system (pns) and on tissues innervated by the pns. Drug action in the cardiovascular, renal and respiratory systems. Drug action in inflammation. Pharmacological control of fertility. Drug action on neurotransmission mechanisms with particular consideration of drug use in schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, anxiety, depression, general anaesthesia and analgesia. Drug abuse.


Evaluation Date:
September 1, 2016
Monica Lamm