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Dental Pharmacology

The Dental Pharmacology course is specifically designed to present basic drug information to second year dental students in preparation for national boards (part 2) and for the clinical practice of dentistry.  By the end of the course, students must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of pharmacology and characteristics of specific drug classifications.  Basic principles include both pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of drugs. Within each class of drugs, students should have an understanding of the mechanisms of drug action, pharmacokinetic properties, therapeutic effects and uses, adverse drug reactions and importance to dentistry. The course is presented in lecture format with interactive workshops based on clinical vignettes.

The course director is:

Gerald Sterling, PhD
T: 215-707-4613
ghsterli@temple.edu

Medical Pharmacology

The Medical Pharmacology course is specifically designed to present basic drug information to second year medical students in preparation for USMLE Step 1 and for clinical practice.  By the end of the course, students must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of pharmacology and characteristics of specific drug classifications.  Basic principles include both pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of drugs. Within each class of drugs, students should have an understanding of the mechanisms of drug action, pharmacokinetic properties, therapeutic effects and uses, adverse drug reactions and importance to medicine. The course is presented in lecture format with interactive workshops based on clinical vignettes.
The course Director is:

Gerald Sterling, PhD
T: 215-707-4613
ghsterli@temple.edu

Pharmacology for Podiatry Students

The Pharmacology for Podiatry Students course is specifically designed to present basic drug information to second year podiatry students in preparation for national licensing examinations and for clinical practice.  By the end of the course, students must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of pharmacology and characteristics of specific drug classifications.  Basic principles include both pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of drugs. Within each class of drugs, students should have an understanding of the mechanisms of drug action, pharmacokinetic properties, therapeutic effects and uses, adverse drug reactions and importance to podiatric medicine. The course is presented in lecture format with interactive workshops based on clinical vignettes.

The course Co-Directors are:

Allan Cowan, PhD
T: 215-707-4110
acowan@temple.edu
 
Michael Sirover, PhD
T: 215-707-4351                                   
msirover@temple.edu