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Principles of Clinical Pharmacology

The course on "Principles of Clinical Pharmacology" consists of a weekly lecture series covering the fundamentals of clinical pharmacology as a translational scientific discipline focused on rational drug development and utilization in therapeutics. The recommended textbook is Principles of Clinical Pharmacology, Third Edition (2012) edited by Arthur J. Atkinson, Jr., et al. and published by Academic Press/Elsevier. The course is taught by faculty members from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and guest faculty from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the pharmaceutical industry, and several academic institutions from across the United States.

The material included in this course complements the Clinical Center's course on "Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research."

Because most medical schools lack a formal course in clinical pharmacology, and physicians, pharmacists, and other scientists in training may not have access to a formal educational curriculum in this discipline, this course was designed to assist interested individuals who are preparing to take the certifying examinations of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology. Likewise, this course is offered to meet the needs of researchers with an interest in the clinical pharmacologic aspects of contemporary drug development and utilization.

This page last reviewed on 07/25/14

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