About the Course
The overall central nervous system therapeutic drug market is estimated to value at $81.8 billion by 2015. The largest segment in this market is occupied by drugs used in psychiatry. It speaks volumes about the importance of the pharmacological agents that are used in the disorders of central nervous system.
In this course, we will be extensively dealing with drugs acting on the central nervous system like preanesthetic medications, sedative and hypnotics, effect of alcohol on brain, anti-epileptic drugs, anti-parkinsonism drugs, anti-depressives, anxiolytics, analgesics, drugs of potential addiction and abuse, drugs used in degenerative disorders like alzheimers, etc.
Medical students – Allopathy, Dental.
Alternative Medicine students – Homeopathy, Ayurveda.
Para/Allied medical students – Nursing, Physiotherapy, BSc Pharmacology.
Post graduate students – Neurology, General medicine, Family medicine, MD/MSc/PhD Pharmacology.
Course Delivery Format
This course is delivered entirely online. It consists of a series of comprehensive lectures by a professor in the subject, appropriately annotated with slides, animations and wherever necessary, interactive content. The delivery offers tremendous flexibility. You may pause a teacher while you refer to your textbooks (not includes) and to take notes. You may also rewind a segment to listen to the teacher again or you may skip a slide or two if you already know that bit. You may bookmark a segment that you wish to return to later, maybe to refresh just before your exams. While the lessons in this course may be arranged in a particular order based on our curriculum, you have the flexibility to take them in order of your preference based on your personalized learning needs.
While this course is to help you learn the subject from an online faculty, it may help you in several ways even if you are already enrolled in some medical, dental or paramedical school. Many of our students felt that the format in which this course is delivered has helped them to cope up against the fast-paced lectures in actual class – it’s like having a TV remote in class to self-pace your teacher. Animations help understand concepts better by making concepts easy to understand… and difficult to forget.