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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Beyond theory
By Jennifer S. on 17. April 2023 for Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

Covered everything that's needed in a way that is easy to understand Enjoyed the practical examples and how it relates to clinical practice.

Good Course
By Ahmed F. on 08. April 2023 for Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

It is a nice course and very informative. The lecturer is very good and goes smoothly from topic to topic.

So useful
By Jordi B. on 14. February 2023 for Dose-Response, Binding, Quantal, Toxicity & Potency Curves โ€“ Pharmacodynamics

At first I didn't understand what the ED50 meant but I see the comment below. You made it so easy to understand. Thank you so much

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