Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Dentistry Program of Dentistry
Lecture Code J1504110 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 歯科薬理学I
Subject Name
シカヤクリガク I
Subject Name in
Dental Pharmacology I
アゴウ ユキオ,ヨコヤマ レイ,アサノ サトシ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Fri1-4:DEN Large Lecture Rm
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Print (handouts of PowerPoint slides) 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Dental Sciences
Eligible Students 2nd Year
Keywords Pharmacology, Dental Pharmacology 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Pharmacology is 'the study of the relationship between drugs and living organisms' and is closely related to biology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pathobiochemistry, pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics. Pharmacology lectures have two major roles: to educate students to acquire the basic knowledge necessary for correct pharmacotherapy in clinical practice after graduation from dental school, and to establish the basis for pharmacotherapy for diseases for which no treatment exists yet. Dental Pharmacology I is particularly divided into pharmacokinetics, which examines how drugs move and change in the body, or the life of a drug, and pharmacodynamics, which elucidates how drugs themselves work in the body, or how they work, or how they affect the body. The course is a foundation for learning the correct knowledge of medicines.   
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge regarding basic and clinical dental medicine
・Knowledge of life sciences
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Rich humanity, understanding of professional responsibilities of a dentist, and general capabilities including basic knowledge, skills, and attitude required for putting such responsibilities into practice 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The learning of pharmacology, the science that deals with the action and use of drugs, is an important step to become a dentist. Modern therapeutics requires understanding of the underlying mechanism of pharmacological action.
Pharmacology is uniquely positioned among the biomedical sciences. Namely, studying pharmacology depends on understanding genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, organ physiology, anatomy, and clinical dentistry. Thereby, pharmacology starts at a critical juncture in the dental curriculum, after completion of most of the basic science courses but before clinical training have begun. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1 & 2: Fundamental Principles of Pharmacology (Receptor/Drug Action/Dose‒Response Relationships)
Lesson 3 & 4: Fundamental Principles of Pharmacology (Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacogenomics/Drug-Drug Interactions/Toxicity)
Lesson 5 & 6: Peripheral Nervous System (Overview/Cholinergic Pharmacology/Drugs Acting on the Motor System)
Lesson 7 & 8: Peripheral Nervous System (Adrenergic Pharmacology)
Lesson 9 & 10: Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs & SAIDs)
Lesson 11 & 12: Analgesics & Opioids
Lesson 13 & 14: Local Anesthetic Pharmacology
Lesson 15: Review


'Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist' 8th Edition; Elrna Bablenis Haveles
'Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry' 7th Edition; Dowd Johnson Mariotti 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Print, PowerPoint Slide 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Read the textbook 
Requirements Attendance check 
Grading Method ATTENDANCE:
Two thirds attendance is required.
To pass the test, at least score 60 is required.

COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION: It will be judged comprehensively.
(S) > 90
(A) > 89-80
(B) > 79-70
(C) > 69-60
(D) < 60 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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