About the Course
Anemia, especially iron-deficiency anemia is highly prevalent in the underdeveloped and developing countries. Hematinics, a class of drugs acting on blood that increase its hemoglobin content, assume a very important role in treating the problem of iron-deficiency. Similarly, anticoagulants and antiplatelets are other classes of drugs acting on blood that have a huge market owing to their wide use in conditions such as stroke, myocardial infarction, thromboembolism etc.
In this course, drugs acting as hematinics, those stimulating erythropoiesis, drugs acting as anticoagulants, fibrinolytics, antiplatelets and those used as plasma expanders are discussed in detail with indications, contraindications, dosages and side effects.
Medical students – Allopathy, Dental.
Alternative Medicine students – Homeopathy, Ayurveda.
Para/Allied medical students – Nursing, Physiotherapy, BSc Pharmacology.
Post graduate students – Haematology, 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.