Pharmacology (MED281) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Pharmacology MED281 2 0 0 2 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is; to enable the students learn basic concepts of pharmacology and toxicology, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of drugs affecting organ systems and side effects of these drugs.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Defines basic concepts of pharmacology, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic concepts
  • Compares pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug interactions
  • Discloses general pharmacological properties of drugs acting on organs and side effects of these drugs.
  • Defines drug dependence and knows types of addiction.
  • Know the action mechanisms of chemotherapeutic drugs, their indications and side effects.
Course Content Introduction to pharmacology and toxicology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, toxic effects of drugs, autonomic nervous system drugs, cardiovascular system drugs, central nervous system drugs, analgesics and anesthetics, drug abuse and dependence, respiratory system medications, gastrointestinal system drugs, endocrine system drugs and autacoids, antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral and antiparasitic drugs, chemotherapeutics.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to pharmacology and toxicology, Definitions and general concepts Reading the subject from references
2 Pharmacokinetics Reading the subject from references
3 Pharmacodynamics, Toxic effects of drugs Reading the subject from references
4 Autonomic nervous system drugs Reading the subject from references
5 Cardiovascular system drugs Reading the subject from references
6 Central nervous system drugs Reading the subject from references
7 Analgesics and anesthetics Reading the subject from references
8 Midterm
9 Drug abuse and dependence Reading the subject from references
10 Respiratory system drugs Reading the subject from references
11 Gastrointestinal system drugs Reading the subject from references
12 Endocrine system drugs and Autocoids Reading the subject from references
13 Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiviral, Antiparasitic drugs Reading the subject from references
14 Chemotherapeutics Reading the subject from references
15 Repetition of topics and discussion Reading the subject from references
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Kizior, R. J., & Hodgson, B. B. (2014). Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2015. Elsevier Health Sciences.
2. Hacker, M., Messer ,W., Bachmann, K.(2009). Pharmacology: Principles and practice. Cascina: AP Publishing.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the necessary current information to meet individual, family and community health needs in an individual and holistic approach in the direction of the nursing process. X
2 Has knowledgeable and capable of evaluating the validity, validity and reliability of scientific knowledge. X
3 Has the skills to perform nursing care using theoretical, evidence-based and practical knowledge to maintain, develop and treat illnesses. X
4 Demonstrates nursing care in the direction of scientific research, evidence, developing technology and current health policies. X
5 Respects human rights and dignity in nursing education, practices, research and management. X
6 Carries out nursing practices in accordance with legislation, professional values, standards and ethical principle. X
7 Uses critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills in the nursing care process. X
8 Continues self management activities as an individual and a team member within the scope of its managerial role. X
9 Takes part in researches, projects and events in the association with the health team and the other disciplines with a sense of social responsibility X
10 Uses English in a way that can comprehend literature, communicate effectively in written and verbal manner. X
11 Leads to innovation and changing with adopting the philosophy of lifelong learning for personal and professional development. X
12 Become a model to professional colleagues and communities by acting in accordance with professional ethics principles and values. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 16 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 24 24
Total Workload 100