The goal of this course is to unveil fundamental knowledge and information that will enable undergraduates of nursing to provide patients with safe and effective health protection when it comes to pharmacology. The aim is to provide undergraduates with the basic knowledge on pharmacology and clinical pharmacology that they need in their everyday work with patients. 

Basic teaching units:

General pharmacology (introduction, medication classification, ways of applying medication, terminology)

Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics 

Clinical testing of medicine

Side effects and interaction

Legislation in the field of medication

Cooperation with patients and following instructions of medication application 

Applying medication on specific patient groups (elderly, children, pregnant women, when kidney or liver function is damaged)

Pharmacology of the autonomous nervous system 

Pharmacology of the central nervous system 

Anaesthetics, analgesics and anti-inflammatory medication 

Medication to treat disorders of heart and blood vessel system 

Medication to treat disorders of digestive system

Medication to treat disorders of respiratory system

Antimicrobial chemotherapy agents

Medication to treat disorders of metabolism, hormones and vitamins

Obavezna literatura:

  1. Ostojić Kalinić S, Pavliša G, Mandac Rogulj I. Farmakologija. Zagreb: Zdravstveno veleučilište; 2012

Dopunska literatura:

  1. Katzung BG, Trevor A, i sur. Temeljna i klinička farmakologija. 11. izd. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada; 2011.
  2. Francetić I, i sur. Farmakoterapijski priručnik. 7. izd. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada; 2015.

After the lectures and seminars, self-study and the passed exam students will be able to:

1. critically appraise pharmacological terms  

2. assess the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of the main groups of drugs 
3. predict the expected drug actions of the drugs they use in everyday practice, including their side effects and interactions

4. evaluate the proper drug prescribing in everyday practice

5. present the process of drug clinical trials and drug legislative

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