Physiology of Drug Mechanisms

Physiology of Drug Mechanisms
Overview of physiological and pharmacological mechanisms and principles of human therapeutics as applied to clinically significant pathophysiology.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPDBIO 362
 ProgramsContaining PDBIO 561
Course Outcomes

Drug Mechanisms

Students will manifest an interactive understanding of drug mechanisms at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and/or systemic levels.

Cellular Pathways

Students will demonstrate that they understand the cellular pathways targeted for pharmacological treatment.

Body-Treatment Interaction

Pupils will demonstrate a comprehension of how the body interacts with compounds used for pharmacological treatments.


Students will manifest the knowledge, skills and vocabulary necessary to converse with health care providers concerning their own and family’s medical treatments.