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Intro to pharmacology?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Mstoothlady2012, May 17, 2007.

  1. Mstoothlady2012

    Mstoothlady2012 5+ Year Member

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    I need to take an elective....& pharmacology is the easiest elective available...if i take this elective would it look that i am interested in pharmacy? plus i work in pharmacy...dont want them to think that i am not serious about dentistry
     
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  3. starfishbear

    starfishbear Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    no plus this class is normally, depending on what school you go to, not easy at all.
     
  4. MaxAnn

    MaxAnn 10+ Year Member

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    If I were you, I would take pharmacology. The course is difficult because of all of the concepts that are incorporated (e.g. biochem,physiology, anatomy, cell biology, and micro).

    Given the intensity of those courses, you would be well advised to seize the advantage of taking the course before dental school. An undergrad version of pharm, may not be as tough as a dental school version, but any introduction to the core concepts of pharmcokinetics and pharmacodynamics is a plus. Without those concepts locked down, pharm is nearly impossible.

    Take the class and thank God your school has the wisdom and knowledge to offer it.
     
  5. Mstoothlady2012

    Mstoothlady2012 5+ Year Member

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    thanks
     
  6. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

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    It is not an easy course and it does require a good background in organic (2 semesters) and at least a course in vertebrate physiology.
     
  7. Mstoothlady2012

    Mstoothlady2012 5+ Year Member

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    well i meant intro to pharmacology...wow my advisor suggested me that course coz i already have 14 credits of load plus i have to take one more elective...so she suggested this course & said that its easy.

    thats weird..anyways thanks for the info!
     
  8. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

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    If it is an intro course, who is it intended for? If it was intended for nursing students you may be OK, but certainly not if it was intended for pharmacy students. (It is difficult to find a pharmacology course outside of professional schools-medical, dental, pharmacy).
     
  9. MaxAnn

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    A good pharm course can be found if you do an internet search.
     

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