Course description

Delve into the fundamental principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in this comprehensive certificate course. This course provides an in-depth exploration of how drugs move through the body (pharmacokinetics) and how they produce their effects (pharmacodynamics). Topics include drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, as well as receptor binding, dose-response relationships, and therapeutic and adverse effects. Participants will learn about the factors that influence drug action and variability among individuals. Designed for healthcare professionals, students, and those interested in pharmacology, this course combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications, including case studies and real-world scenarios. By the end of the course, participants will have a solid foundation in the science of drug action, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions in clinical and research settings

What will i learn?

  • Understand the basic principles and conventions of drug nomenclature.
  • Learn the differences between chemical names, generic names, and brand names of drugs.
  • Explore the historical evolution and development of drug naming systems.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of international and national naming bodies.
  • Examine the regulatory guidelines and standards governing drug nomenclature
  • Understand the importance of standardized drug names in ensuring medication safety and efficacy
  • Develop skills to accurately interpret and use drug names in clinical and professional contexts.
  • Analyze case studies to apply knowledge of drug nomenclature in real-world scenarios.
  • Stay updated with the latest changes and advancements in drug naming conventions
  • Enhance communication and documentation practices in healthcare and pharmaceutical settings through a solid understanding of drug nomenclature.


  • Designed for healthcare professionals, pharmacy students, and individuals in the pharmaceutical industry,

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Designed for healthcare professionals, pharmacy students, and individuals in the pharmaceutical industry

Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman

BSc in BGE (KU), MS in Biotech (Uppsala, Sweden), PGD in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (KI, Sweden), MPhil (UniBonn, Germany), MPH (WU, USA), PhD in Drug Development





Skill level


Expiry period

12 Months



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