Update in Applied Pharmacology

Start dates

November 2019


158 Oxford Road, Cowley, OX4 2LA

Course length

1 day




This course is suitable for all health professionals wanting to update their general knowledge of the science of pharmacology and how this knowledge is applied in the practice setting. The course utilises real case studies to assist the learner in understanding and managing medicines in health services.


Core contemporary topics will be accessed to deliver the core content.

This course will be delivered with a mix of teaching styles for example presentation, discussion and case scenario workshops.

Current evidence-based practice will inform delivery.

A formative assessment quiz will be undertaken at the end of the course for students to assess their learning.


Useful texts:


Rang and Dale (needs full reference)

Neal’s medical Pharmacology at a glance eighth ed

McGavrock. H. 2015? How Drugs Work: Basic Pharmacology for Healthcare professionals. 4th Edition

National Institute for Health and Care Professionals (NICE) frameworks and guidelines. 


Certificate of attendance will be issued on completion of the course.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To gain a clear understanding of pharmaco-kinetics and pharmaco-dynamics

  2. Understand how these concepts can be useful in patient management

  3. Describe the pharmacological mode of action for commonly used drug groups


  • Diabetes

  • Respiratory disease

  • Cardiac disease

  • Pain management

  • Mental ill-health

  • Dermatology

  • Disease prevention e.g. immunisation