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Identify the principal chemical transmitters involved in brain function and the functions they influence
Identify some illnesses that are based on alterations in neurotransmitters in the brain
Identify where drugs can be designed to work in the chemical transmitter-receptor systems
Describe the pathophysiology of parkinson's disease and its different causes
outline the appropriate use, mechanism of action and adverse effects of the main groups of drugs used in the treatment of parkinson's disease and drug induced parkinsonism
Expalin what is meant by psychosis
discuss the appropriate use, MOA, adverse effects of antipsychotic drugs and identify key concerns with their use
compare and contrast the typical and atypical antipsychotics as regards drug action and adverse effects
Define depression and outline the relationship between NT levels and mood
Describe and compare the MOA, common adverse effects, clinical considerations of the major antidepressant groups: SSRI, TCA, RIMA, MAOIs.
Outline MOA and possible AE of St. John's Worts
clearly distinguish between the mood stabilizers and antidepressants and state MOA of mood stabilisers
state the adverse rxtns and clinical consideration of lithium carbonate
outline the use of other drugs as mood stabilisers
understand the role of mood stabilisers
Describe the adverse reactions and causes of Lithium toxicity
Describe treatment of lithium toxicity
List the three main mood stabilisers
Explain the MOA, pharmacological effects and therapeutic indications for benzodiazepines
Demonstrate a basic understanding of sleep physiology and be able to relate this to drug use and action
Explain the difference between an anxiolytic, sedative, and hypnotic
outline the problems associated with the use of benzodiazepines
Describe MOA and common AE associated with the use of anticonvulsant drugs
Describe drug to drug interactions to be aware of when using antipsychotics
Name the first line and second line of drug choice in the treatment of epilepsy
Describe details concerning the anticonvulsant phenytoin
Describe principles of anti-epileptic therapy
what are important pharmacokinetic considerations associated with the anticonvulsants
What is teratogenicity
Describe the difference between general and local anaesthesias and identify clinical applications of both
explain what balanced anesthesia is
list the stages of anaesthesia
describe importance of premeds before general anaesthesia
Describe MOA, AE, and any specific properties of common general and local anesthetics used
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