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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FS 504 General Principles of Pharmacology

(3 credits)
This lecture based course provides a general overview of pharmacology as applied to forensic issues. The course covers both Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics. In Pharmacokinetics, there is a detailed discussion of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs with an emphasis on drug transport, active metabolites and drug interactions. In Pharmacodynamics, there is a discussion of receptor—drug binding characteristics and efficacy. Various pharmacological effects will also be discussed, such as, therapeutic, toxic, idiosyncratic, hypersensitive and lethal effects, with clinical examples to illustrate the differences. There is a detailed pharmacological discussion of the various drug classes.