You must know
At the end of this course students must know;
(1) Physiological and anatomical aspects involved in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.
(2) Basic mechanisms and concepts of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.
(3) Basic mathematical principles involved in pharmacokinetic calculations.
(4) Examples of drugs that are applicable to any of the concepts explained in the answers of their examinations. Examples can be obtained during lectures and from the references.
(5) How to predict the fate of drugs in the body given all the physiological, chemical and physical parameters of the drug and the patient.
(2) THE RECOMMENDED READING, AS WELL AS,
(3) JOURNAL REFERENCES.
THE NOTES HERE ARE NOT ENOUGH TO PASS.
For example, under the section of Drug Elimination, there is a statement that says, "Urine pH also influences the fraction of drug excreted unchanged". The notes do not explain how or why the pH influences the fraction of drug excreted unchanged. Nor does it give any examples of how a change in pH by means of coadministering buffers with drugs influences the fraction of drug excreted unchanged.