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College of Applied Medical Science

Optometry Department
RHS 366
1436-1437 H

Teaching faculty:

Marwa Al-Samhari
malsamhri@ksu.edu.sa

Hanan Al-Ghibiwi halghibiwi@


ksu.edu.sa

College of pharmacy, 1st floor, office no.


33 Course outline &
schedule:

Week Topics to be Covered


1 Introduction
2 General Principles of Pharmacology
Routes of drug administration.
Pharmacokinetics.
Pharmacodynamics.
3 General Principles of Pharmacology
Routes of drug administration.
Pharmacokinetics.
Pharmacodynamics.
4 Autonomic Nervous System
Noradrenergic transmission.
Cholinergic transmission.
5 Musculoskeletal System
Skeletal muscle relaxants.
Drugs used in the treatment of local muscle
spasm.
Bone metabolism and drugs used in the
prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
6 1st Mid-term Exam (16-5-1437 H).

7 Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein Metabolism


Lipid-lowering drugs.
Haemostasis and thrombosis
Anticoagulants.
Antiplatelet drugs.
Fibrinolytic drugs.
8 Cardiovascular System
Antihypertensive drugs.
Antidysrhythmic drugs.
Cardiac glycosides.
Antianginal drugs.
Midterm Semester Break
10 Chemical Transmission and Drug Action in the
CNS
General classification of drugs acting on the CNS.
Anxiolytic and sedative-hypnotics.
Anti-epileptic drugs.
CNS stimulants.
Drugs used in Parkinson's disease.
General anaesthetics and local anaesthetics.
Analgesic drugs (Opiates).

11 Chemical Transmission and Drug Action in the


CNS
General classification of drugs acting on the CNS.
Anxiolytic and sedative-hypnotics.
Anti-epileptic drugs.
CNS stimulants.
Drugs used in Parkinson's disease.
General anaesthetics and local anaesthetics.
Analgesic drugs (Opiates).
nd
12 2 Mid-term Exam (29-6-1437H).
12 Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant
drugs.
Nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drugs.
Rheumatoid arthritis and anti- rheumatoid drugs.
Immunosuppressant drugs.
Drugs used in gout.
Anti-histamine.
13 The Gastrointestinal Tract
Drugs affecting gastric acidity
Drugs affecting gastrointestinal tract motility.
Antiemetic drugs.
Respiratory system
Antiasthma drugs (Bronchodilators and anti-
inflammatory agents).
14 Drugs used for the treatment of infections
Antibacterial drugs.
Antiviral drugs.
Antifungal drugs.
Antiprotozoal drugs.
Anthelmintic drugs.

15 Drugs Used for the Treatment of Cancer


Anti-cancer drugs

Schedule of assessment:

Assessments Marks
First Midterm Exam 25
Assignments 10
Second Midterm Exam 25
Final 40
Total 100

Essential Reference:

Rang & Dale's Pharmacology; (latest edition).

Pharmacology for Physiotherapy, by Udaykumar Padmaja; (latest edition).

Other Reference:

Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist, by Peter C. Panus, Erin E. Jobst,


Susan B. Masters,

Bertram Katzung, Suzanne L. Tinsley, Anthony J. Trevor; (latest edition).