Principles of Clinical Pharmacology

This course is a free online lecture series covering the fundamentals of clinical pharmacology as a translational scientific discipline focused on rational drug development and utilization in therapeutics. The course focuses on the following core principles of pharmacology: pharmacokinetics; drug metabolism and transport; drug therapy in special populations; assessment of drug effects; drug discovery and development; pharmacogenomics and pharmacotherapy.

The PCP course will be of interest to graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, medical and pharmacy students, scientists, and health professionals interested in expanding their pharmacology knowledge base. 


Progression through the course is self-paced. There is no live attendance requirement.

Scientific concepts and research design
Medicines development and regulation
Learning Objectives

Provide an in-depth look at drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. Describe the impact of age, pregnancy, and disease on pharmacokinetics. Describe the basic principles in the assessment of drug effects. Describe the process of drug discovery and development. Provide an overview of clinical pharmacotherapy including pharmacogenomics and medication safety.

Intended Audience
Clinical Research Professionals
Postdoctoral Scholars
Graduate Students
Time Required
The course consists of approximately 50 lectures, ranging from 30-75 minutes each.
Delivery Method