Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

by Pravin Shukle, MD

Pharmacokinetics refers to how drugs interact with the human body, from their absorption to their excretion. Pharmacodynamics encompass a group of parameters that describe how the body reacts or responds to a drug. A solid grasp of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics enables clinicians to understand the most adequate administration and dosage of every pharmacological agent.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the concepts of absorption, distribution, biotransformation, drug receptors and effects, upregulation and downregulation, potency, toxicity, and elimination kinetics.

For optimal comprehension, the student is required to have a previous understanding of molecular and cell biology and physiology, with an emphasis on liver metabolism and clearance by the kidney.

Course Details

  • Videos 18
  • Duration 1:32 h
  • Quiz questions 50
  • Concept Pages 3


Your Educators of course Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

 Pravin Shukle, MD

Pravin Shukle, MD

Dr. Pravin Shukle is a board certified specialist in internal medicine and currently works as an Independent Medical Practice Professional in Ontario, Canada.
He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1994.
Dr. Shukle is an avid speaker and performs over 150 special lectures across the nation each year with various audiences ranging from the general public, to nurses, to physicians, to medical specialists.
Within Lecturio, he teaches courses on Pharmacology.

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Difficult to understand
By Julie G. on 12. January 2023 for Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

Hard to understand concept and I donโ€™t feel more prepared

Pharmacology lectures
By Tiffani J. on 05. December 2022 for Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

The videos are generally not too long and easy to follow along with the teacher

Review of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
By Rachael K. on 21. September 2022 for Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

I find the lectures very helpful in my revision and informative. The way the information is presented makes it easier to understand compared to previous lectures. It is as if I am hearing the information for the first time.

An important resource to my written materials
By Steven M. on 05. September 2022 for Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

The lectures compliment my study books and other materials. I will most likely watch some of them again.