About the Course
Diuretics are the most important drugs acting on kidney. The advent of diuretics has changed the face of the treatment of a variety of conditions such as high blood pressure, glaucoma and edema.
This is a short course on different categories of diuretic drugs like thiazides, loop diuretics, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, potassium sparing diuretics, with their pharmacokinetics, mechanisms of actions, indications, contraindications, combination therapies, adverse reactions etc. This course also touches upon anti-diuretics like vasopressin.
Medical students – Allopathy, Dental.
Alternative Medicine students – Homeopathy, Ayurveda.
Para/Allied medical students – Nursing, Physiotherapy, BSc Pharmacology.
Post graduate students – Nephrology, 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