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Pharmacological Approaches to Treat Viral, Parasitic and Fungal Organisms

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 5 hours Pharmacology: 5 hours
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Course Summary

Antibiotic therapy, as part of a medical plan and lifesaving measure is a primary focus in terms of the general principles that clinicians must understand when selecting a course of pharmacology treatment for an infectious disease. This course is part two of a 2-part series on pathogens and antimicrobial therapy with a focus on general issues affecting antibiotic selection, the types of pathogens and diseases treated, and on specific antibiotics’ indication, administration and potential adverse effects. Antibiotic misuse and resistance is discussed. The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge of issues in antibiotic pharmacology and related preventive and life saving measures.

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Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.           Antiviral Therapy

III.         The Development Of Antiviral Agents

1.   Aim of Vaccination

2.   Vaccination Development

3.   Vaccine for Viral Diseases

IV.          Approaches To New Antiviral Drug Development

1.   Traditional Approach

2.   New Technology

3.   Approach to Drug Formulation

V.            Acquired Drug Resistance

VI.          Antiparasitic Agents

1.   Protozoan Infections

2.   Amoebic Infections

3.   Cestode Infections

4.   Trematode Infections

5.   Nematode Infections

6.   Types of Parasites

7.   Administration of Anti-parasitic Drugs

VII.       Anti-fungal Agents

1.   Understanding Fungal Infections

2.   Classes of Antifungal Infections

3.   How Antifungals Work

4.   Adverse Effects of Antifungals

VIII.     Summary


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