The course will emphasize on general principles of pharmacology, drug reactions in the human body, drug effects, and indications of drug use and safety measures to be taken as well as contraindications in drugs prescription. Emphasis will be given to the basic mechanism of action of certain drugs and their effects on cells, organs and systems (pharmacodynamics). Overview of related physiology will be provided to enhance understanding of mechanisms for drug action. This course will also cover a variety of chemical agents used in daily and clinical practice.