Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

by Pravin Shukle, MD

Learn pharmacology online and be completely prepared for your exams

Pharmacology is an essential part of USMLE Step 1. Furthermore, the knowledge of drugs necessary to treat different diseases is a basic requirement in order to manage your daily life as a physician. Ultimately, successful treatment with medication is, next to prevention and diagnosis, one of the main tasks of a doctor.

Your instructor Dr. Pravin Shukle will gradually introduce the different topics. As an experienced internist and one of the most popular speakers in Canada, he is the perfect instructor to prepare you for your exams.

After introducing you to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, Dr. Pravin Shukle will address the pharmacological treatment of diseases of the central nervous system, drug dependency, and toxicology. Further topics will be:

  • Cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and endocrine drugs
  • Anticoagulants and antiplatelets
  • Respiratory, rheumatic and serotonin pharmacology
  • Antimicrobials
  • Cancer chemotherapy and traditional immunopharmacology

Use the quiz questions to assess your learning progress, then download material and lecture notes to deepen your knowledge of the lecture’s topic.

Learn pharmacology online with Lecturio. This course will be completed soon.

Course Details

  • Videos 18
  • Duration 1:35 h
  • Quiz questions 47
  • Articles 4


Your Educators of course Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

 Pravin Shukle, MD

Pravin Shukle, MD

Dr. Shukle is a board certified specialist in internal medicine. He runs one of the largest specialty practices in Ontario, Canada. His area of interest is the stroke and heart attack reduction in high risk patients.

He owns and runs a full functioning cardiac and diabetes suite that includes diagnostics, diet counseling, exercise counseling, and lifestyle support for patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and arrhythmia. He is one of Canada’s most popular speakers. He 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. His lectures are engaging, funny, and informative. In 2016, Dr. Shukle will be conducting a TED talk on using DNA as a memory storage medium.

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Lecturio is a great program for your USMLE preparation
By Chanel S. on 07. October 2019 for Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

He is very good teacher and his explanation about Pharmacology is excellent. I will follow you Doc for all your advice. Thanks to be part of my USMLE preparation exam

By Varvara K. on 28. August 2019 for pKa and Drug Solubility – Absorption and Distribution | Pharmacokinetics (PK)

I found this lecture illuminating. I think adding an image might help to clarify the solubility issue: AH can diffuse through lipid bilayer, but is less soluble in water, so would become "trapped" in urine, and the inverse for bases: B form being soluble in lipids, but not in water. Thank you for the great lecture!

Difficult concept - needs more thorough explanation
By Lane S. on 07. June 2019 for pKa and Drug Solubility – Absorption and Distribution | Pharmacokinetics (PK)

Dr. Shukle, I really struggled in applying the information from this lecture to the quiz. You have been great otherwise!

By Marco A. on 11. May 2019 for Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

I like his lectures and his pleasant voice. The content is presented very cleanly and structured. Little jokes, e.g., about hospital administrators, make it even more likeable. Even with only traces of math, he gives the feeling of understanding, which is a fantastic characteristic of excellent educators. For me, an engineer for biomedical systems, the course is beneficial.