In this course we will explore mechanisms of drug action including receptor structure, drug-receptor interaction and receptor desensitization. We will discuss various considerations for drug administration including absorption, distribution, elimination and toxicity. We will learn about how transmitters and modulators work in the autonomic nervous system and how drugs affect them.
We will end with a series of student led seminars where we will aim to choose topics that will help students to explore their personal research interests from a deeper pharmacological perspective.