Pharmacology (MBBS India)

Pharmacology (MBBS India)

by Pravin Shukle, MD, Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN
Pharmacology is the branch of medicine concerned with studying the composition, uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs, especially with relation to their therapeutic value. The concept of a special compound or preparation being administered with the intent of producing a therapeutic effect was very prevalent in the ancient world, in almost all healer traditions. Today, pharmacology is a broad field of study, with many areas of focus, including inflammation, antimicrobials, immunomodulators, chemotherapeutic drugs for
the treatment of cancer, and more.

In this course, the student will be given a tour of the basic concepts of pharmacology and the different drug families used in different clinical scenarios. Additionally, the student will be given an introduction to the basics of dosage calculation.

For optimal comprehension, the student is required to have a solid grasp of chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, and pathology.

Drugs are a crucial asset in a physician's therapeutic arsenal. A solid grasp of pharmacology allows one to manage or even cure thousands of conditions. From choosing the correct antibiotic for a specific infection, or correcting a hormonal imbalance, to avoiding life-threatening drug interactions. The study of pharmacology is the basis of therapeutic medicine.

Course Details

  • Videos 253
  • Duration 20:46 h
  • Quiz questions 694
  • Concept Pages 153


Your Educators of course Pharmacology (MBBS India)

 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.

 Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Dr. Rhonda Lawes is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in Oklahoma, USA.
She obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2016.
Due to her achievements, she has earned numerous teaching awards. She teaches nursing students how to use the science of cognitive learning to maximize their study effectiveness.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Lawes is the Director of Nursing Education Programs, and teaches courses on Pharmacology (Nursing), Medical Surgical Nursing and Pathophysiology.

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A nice video
By Diego D. on 29. March 2024 for pKa and Drug Solubility – Absorption and Distribution | Pharmacokinetics (PK)

the lesson is properly given, but requires a previous base, which must be checked back in books, even that is a useful video and the content is clear enough .

Very Informative
By Elizabeth T. on 03. March 2024 for Antimicrobial Pharmacology

Loved the course! I would have liked to see more focus on commonly used antibiotics in primary care and more examples on types of commonly treated illnesses. Thank you

Excellent start here is hoping
By Michael B. on 28. February 2024 for How to Convert lbs to kg (Nursing)

I am going to stick with the lectures and improve my maths conversion skills. I use a calculator in practice because I always prefer to double-check my answers even if I am confident. Maths is not my strong point and never will be but having enough knowledge to be able to safely administer, convert, and do basic calculations for medications is all I'm hoping for in the series.

Excellent lectures
By Izuku M. on 09. February 2024 for Introduction – Heart Failure and Angina Management

Very helpful lectures in explaining and also giving a map flow at start about numerous HTN meds.