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Department: MEPHR-Pharmacology
Course: 385-Pharmacology

Course Director: Dr. Ram Reddy, Ph.D.
Course Faculty: Dr. Ram Reddy, Ph.D.,Dr. Lynn C. Yeoman
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms: 1,2
Min. Number of Students:Max: 
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): 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.
Learning Activities
Student time commitment = 2 hours. REQUIRED TEXTBOOK/READINGS: Principles of Pharmacology - The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy, 2nd Edition, ISBN# 9780781783552, by Golan, Tashjian, Armstrong, and Armstrong.
Evaluation Methods
Evaluation will consist of periodic self evaluation tests using the iClicker. A one hour multiple choice exam will be given at the end of the course. The grading system will be Pass/Fail. TOTAL CREDITS 3.5
When and Where to report on first day of service:
1:00 - 3:00 pm, Mondays during Blocks 7 & 8
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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