The aim of the course is to provide optometry students with a strong knowledge base in pharmacology and therapeutics that will benefit them in their future optometric practice. This is achieved by providing the essential knowledge of the mechanisms of action of pharmacological agents and their therapeutic use in the treatment of systemic and ocular diseases, with emphasis on the agents that optometrists are licensed to prescribe. Topics covered include basic principles of drug action, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, autonomic pharmacology, major drugs used in the management of cardiovascular, central nervous system, endocrine and inflammatory disorders and infection, as well as drugs for eye diseases.
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