by Lecturio USMLE, Pravin Shukle, MD

Learn pharmacology online with Lecturio and Dr. Pravin J. Shukle

Whether you are treating hypertension, asthma, or depression, the mainstay of therapy is always medication. In this course, one of North America's most popular speakers will guide you through the most important pharmacological topics.

Dr. Shukle has extensive experience in disseminating knowledge about drugs to a wide target audience. His educational background is an eclectic mix of physiology, pharmacy, medicine, and even Greek and Roman literature! His vast and varied experience in medicine includes everything from treating solvent abuse in children, to pesticide toxicity in farmers, to complex diabetic or cardiac care, up to working in an intensive care unit. Furthermore, the broad-based appeal of Dr. Shukle has made him one of the most sought after lecturers at medical conferences, for educational events for nurses, and for CME events involving both family and specialist physicians.

It is assumed you have the basic sciences of biology, chemistry and biochemistry covered. The course will start off with a review of the intermediate science of pharmacology. It will then move on to each of the clinical systems, starting with the pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system. Questions similar to the board exams and recertification exams of the US, Canada, and Europe, will be posed, answered, and discussed during the lectures.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Pass your exams. Understanding what the examiner is looking for will go a long way in achieving your goal of a perfect score.
  2. Learn about drugs in a systematic and coherent way. Drugs will be discussed as classes in order to make sense of the 45,000 drugs you may use, and to understand the 1000 new drugs that hit the market each year.
  3. Become a better doctor. It isn't just about memorizing drug classes or formulae. If you understand pharmacology, you will be able to manipulate the body's chemistry to aid in absorption, metabolism, and excretion. If you understand the clinical manifestations of toxicity from a pharmacological perspective, you can act quickly in the clinic, the operating room, or the ER.

Course Details

  • Videos 198
  • Duration 14:58 h
  • Quiz questions 331
  • Topic reviews 70


Your Educators of course Pharmacology

 Lecturio USMLE

Lecturio USMLE

Preparing for the USMLE is the most significant and stressful time during medical school. We are passionate about teaching medicine and are dedicated to provide you with the best preparation possible. Our vast range of resources and knowledge will help you to be ready for your USMLE and achieve your goals.
 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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Great lecture
By Jacob S. on 05. March 2017 for Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone – Drugs in Hypertension

Dr. Shunkle provides a great explanation of the RAAS. The lecture follows nicely along with my book and studies.

Clear and prepared teacher, but too much hesitating to go deeper into the biochemistry of the the farmacodinamics
By Emanuele D. on 02. March 2017 for Pharmacology

I found almost all the lectures in this class very useful to understand some chapters of my book, and i realized that watching each video before studying from my book and after it helped me a lot to memorize the the most important points. With that being said, this class is not enough if your book or your notes have much more details on the topics, especially regarding the pharmacodynamic. Dr. Shukle is one of my favorite Lecturio teacher, and i really like the way he talks since it's very easy for me to understand even though i'm not from english speaking country.

Structure and questions improve lecture
By Rebecca S. on 22. February 2017 for Antimicrobial Pharmacology

This is in my opinion the perfect way of building up lectures: Starting out with introduction to all different groups. Followed by details in all groups and ending with questions, so that you are sure you can use the knowledge you have just gained.

Great lecture!
By Vanessa V. on 02. February 2017 for Inflammation Pharmacology

Very succinct and clear material. The delivery was great and the organization of the material was easy to follow.

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