Approach to Pharmacology: Basic Concepts

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  • Title: Approach to Pharmacology: Basic Concepts : Evidence-Based Therapy, Drug Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion, Pharmacokinetics,Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Pharmacodynamics
  • Author(s): Duncan Ferguson, David Villar
  • Collection: Higher Education Modules
  • Series: Veterinary Medicine
  • Keywords: Evidence-based therapy, Drug metabolism and excretion, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Drug Action
  • Date: May 25, 2022

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Abstract

This module focuses on 3 general areas of key pharmacological principles, with a direct eye to clinical applications: 1) Evidence-Based Therapy 2) Absorption/Distribution/Metabolism and Excretion, and Pharmacokinetics 2) Pharmacodynamics Any of these topics could be addressed first as Evidence-Based Therapy discusses a strategy for connecting therapeutic choices to the best evidence in the literature, ADME represents what the body does to a drug, and Pharmacodynamics represents what a drug does to the body. The project provided focuses on the principles of ADME, as concepts of pharmacodynamics can be re-emphasized as one addresses the various drug classes later in a pharmacology course. The unit consists of 20 videos totaling 4.4 hours of viewing time. Most content videos have several or more pop-up formative review questions with immediate feedback including, in many cases, the potential for choosing a Video Review if desired.