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Department: MEPHR-Pharmacology
Course: 385-Pharmacology

Course Director: R. Ramachandr Reddy, Ph.D.
Course Faculty: R. Ramachandr Reddy, Ph.D.,Lynn C. Yeoman, Ph.D.
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms: 1,2
Min. Number of Students:Max: 200
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 2
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Faculty Approval:

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Mondays 1-3 p.m. Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
1) To reinforce basics of pharmacology of drugs, rationally predict adverse effects and contraindications, 2) Practice some sample End of Basic Science examination and USMLE Step 1 pharmacology questions, and 3) Students are expected to remember and recognize the generic names of drugs that are commonly used, know the mechanism of action and their use(s). Remeber that only generic names will be used in the USMLE and other such examinations. This elective will reinforce the basics of pharmacology of drugs and closely parallel material covered during the Fall II courses. First Meeting: Monday, August 8; Location: Kleberg Auditorium; 1-3 p.m. Begins in Term I and ends in Term II.
Learning Activities
1. To recognize commonly used drugs, know their mechanism of actions. 2. Know the uses, rationally predict adverse effects and contraindications. 3. Practice USMLE type pharmacology questions. 4. Practice advanced pharmacology by completing several worksheets.
Evaluation Methods
1. At least 70% of multiple choice questions on Examsoft. 2. Completing work sheets and submitting them on BlackBoard.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Kleberg auditorium
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: William McKinney
Contact Phone: 713-798-7308
Contact Fax: 713-798-8522
Contact Location: M220 - DeBakey Building
Address: BCM-300

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