Module title: Pharmacology & Pathophysiology

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS09101
Module leader: Sharron Vass
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Biomedical Science

BMS08100 Biology of Disease

Description of module content:

Introduction to pharmacology. Receptor theory. Dose-response relationships. Introduction to toxicology. Pathogenesis and pharmacological treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Illustrate the molecular aspects of how drugs act: receptor classification and drug-receptor interactions; dose-response relationships and drug antagonism.
LO2: Examine the relationship between absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs and xenobiotics.
LO3: Explore the heart and gastrointestinal tract as major target organs for xenobiotics, and illustrate some of the associated therapeutic and adverse effects of drugs in each.
LO4: Provide a rationale for the physiological and biochemical processes which underlie the treatment of disease.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BMS09101 Pharmacology and Pathophysiology