Course Description

The Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Course is an online lecture series covering the fundamentals of clinical pharmacology as a translational scientific discipline focused on rational drug development and utilization in therapeutics. The self-paced course focuses on the following core principles of pharmacology: pharmacokinetics; drug metabolism and transport; drug therapy in special populations; assessment of drug effects; drug discovery and development; pharmacogenomics and pharmacotherapy. This course will be of interest to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical and pharmacy students, scientists, and health professionals interested in expanding their pharmacology knowledge base.

If you are interested in receiving academic credit for this course, you must register with FAES and pay the tuition fee.  If you are not seeking to obtain academic credit, you can register on the NIH Office of Clinical Research course website here:  https://ocr.od.nih.gov/courses/pcpRegistration.html

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an in-depth look at drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion
  • Describe the impact of age, pregnancy, and disease on pharmacokinetics
  • Describe the basic principles in the assessment of drug effects
  • Describe the process of drug discovery and development
  • Provide an overview of clinical pharmacotherapy, including pharmacogenomics and medication safety
  • For questions regarding course content, please email odpcp@mail.nih.gov.



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Section Title
Principles of Clinical Pharmacology
Sep 01, 2021 to Jul 29, 2022
Fee (Includes Tuition and Technology Fee)
Eligible Discounts Can Be Applied at Checkout credit (4 units) $1,100.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
4 units
  • Lisa Cordes
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