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FALL3007 Clinical Pharmacology for Exchange Students 4 op
Organised by
Pharmacology, Drug Development and Therapeutics
Person in charge
Professor Risto Huupponen, Department of Pharmacology, Drug Development and Therapeutics, Institute of Biomedicine

Learning outcomes

To give an overview of the rational use of drugs, individualization of drug therapy, application of pharmacotherapy in common diseases and safe use of drugs
After the course the student should
- be able to apply the principles of rational and individual pharmacotherapy in patient
care and to detect and avoid potential hazardous situations in pharmacotherapy
- know the standard drugs/drug classes used in the treatment of common clinical situations
- understand the how patient-related factors affect prescribing
- understand the economic and social consequences of rational prescribing


General principles of clinical pharmacology, individualization of treatment, harmful effects
of drugs, vulnerable patient groups, drug treatment of endocrine and cardiovascular diseases, drugs affecting blood clotting, pain, bone and the gastrointestinal tract, use of antimicrobials, essentials of cancer chemotherapy, drug treatment of asthma, COPD and other upper airway diseases, antihistamines and use of drugs affecting the central nervous system.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Knowledge in basic pharmacology.

Teaching methods

Seminars (16 h) with active participation of the students, chapters corresponding to the seminars from the textbook (ca. 510 pages), working with the internet

Teaching language


Modes of study

Active participation in the seminars.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Written examination after the course

Study materials

Rang HP, Dale MM , Ritter JM, Flower RJ: Rang and Dale´s Pharmacology, 7th edition,

Churchill Livingstone 2011, chapters 1, 7, 10, 11, 21-23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30-34, 39, 41, 43-46, 48-53, 55-57.

Further information

Organized in fall term only

English language is used throughout and the working environment is multinational.

Belongs to following study modules

Lääketieteelliset oppiaineet
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Biolääketieteen laitos
Biolääketieteen koulutusohjelma
Terveyden biotieteiden maisteriohjelma
MDP in Biomedical Imaging
MDP in Drug Discovery and Development