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Course Code :1028GENGE2
Study domain:Medicine
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:0
Study load (hours):140
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Guido De Meyer
Pieter-Jan Guns

3. Course contents *

The course starts with general introductions to pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Thereafter the principal features of major drug classes are presented per organ system.
* Introduction to pharmacodynamics: principles of drug - receptor interactions, such as signal transduction, affinity,
   intrinsic activity, different types of antagonism, up- and down regulation, tachyphylaxis.  
* Introduction to pharmacokinetics: absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs, compartments,
   adaptation of doses and dose interval, elimination-t1/2 and bioavailability, ….
* Special: mode of action, effects and side effects, and major indications of the main classes of medicines.