by Pravin Shukle, MD

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. It is heavily reliant on the previous comprehension of basic sciences, such as chemistry and physiology.

It is important to relate pharmacologic concepts to the normal physiologic processes of the human body. The study of pharmacology and administration of medications is not an isolated field of medicine. It is one of the focal points of modern science and research activities.

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 233
  • Duration 19:14 h
  • Quiz questions 611
  • Concept Pages 107


Your Educators of course Pharmacology

 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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Thank you for simplifying!
By Emilee K. on 23. October 2021 for DPP-4 Inhibitors and GLP-1 Analogues — Diabetes Medications

I was so confused when I read this in my book. Thank you for simplifying this medication process and making it understandable and easy to remember!

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By paola B. on 09. October 2021 for ANS - Pharmacology

This classes are not bad but sometimes are difficult to understand

By NPMCC - Gerard Lorenz P. on 26. September 2021 for Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

excellent, it ws presented in a clear, concise and understandable way, even for beginners or new in the field or as a review

Excellent lecture but couldn’t assimilate .
By Omprakash P. on 23. September 2021 for CNS - Pharmacology

Presentation was really good . Extraordinary presentation needs a flow . It should be like a story . Like a natural history for any disease and more about evolution in case of treatment or intervention . Though the presentation had everything and was easy to understand but still from the student ( my ) point of view it was difficult to assimilate . Over all it was a fantastic lecture .