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Principles of Clinical Pharmacology

General Information

  1. This course is offered at no cost. The course is conducted via an online format through recorded lectures and activities. Progression through the course is self-paced and there is no live attendance requirement.

  2. The course is divided into 7 modules, each with a brief introductory video. Divided amongst the modules are 48 core lectures which are each associated with a case study or post-lecture activity. The course syllabus, videos, handouts, case studies, and other material will be posted to the participant website.

  3. Although not required, each registered participant to expected to take the online final exam, which consists of 25-50 multiple choice questions. Participants are permitted to use course materials during the final exam.

  4. An electronic Certificate of Completion is awarded to each registered participant who achieves a score of 70% or higher on the final exam.

  5. There is no academic or continuing medical education (CME) credit offered for this course.

Important Dates for the 2023-2024 Course Year

OCRECO Step by Step: Register, Enter Course Site, Begin Learning, Complete Final Exam, Receive Certificate

Registration September 1, 2023 – June 28, 2024 (12PM US ET)
Course September 1, 2023 – August 1, 2024
Final Examination September 1, 2023 – July 18, 2024 (12PM US ET)

Course Modules

View the course syllabus here [PDF, 168KB].

  • Module 1: Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology

  • Module 2: Pharmacokinetics

  • Module 3: Drug Metabolism and Transport

  • Module 4: Pharmacokinetics and Drug Therapy in Special Populations

  • Module 5: Assessment of Drug Effects

  • Module 6: Drug Discovery and Development

  • Module 7: Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacotherapy

  • Topics of Special Interest

Supplemental Materials

There is no required textbook for this course. For participants interested in additional learning, the Atkinson's Principles of Clinical Pharmacology 4th edition book edited by Shiew-Mei Huang, Juan J.L. Lertora, Paolo Vicini, and Arthur J. Atkinson, Jr. is available through most online bookstores.

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