Principals of Pharmacology Course

The Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Course at the NIH Clinical Center is an online lecture series on the fundamentals of clinical pharmacology as a translational scientific discipline focused on rational drug development and therapeutic use. The course provides an introductory review of pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism and transport, pharmacogenetics, assessment of drug effects, drug therapy in special populations, and drug discovery and development.

The course is conducted online, self-paced, and there is no fee to register. Since it was first offered in 1998, more than 10,000 individuals have taken the lecture-based course. It has benefited individuals in clinical pharmacology training programs across the United States, as well as in countries as diverse as Peru, India, Tanzania, and The Netherlands through simultaneous webcasting and archived lecture videos and materials. It has also helped to prepare trainees to take the certifying examination of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology.

The course is managed and directed by the NIH Office of Clinical Research, with faculty from NIH and guest faculty from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the pharmaceutical industry and several academic institutions across the United States. To learn more about the Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course and how to register, click here or contact the course coordinator at cc-od_clinp@mail.cc.nih.gov.

From 2009 through 2015, the PhRMA Foundation provided annual financial support for the program, with no involvement in course content or delivery.

Goals

  • Train scholars and researchers in the clinical pharmacologic aspects of contemporary drug development and utilization.
  • Reach individuals from across the United States and abroad through simultaneous webcasting and archived lecture videos and materials.

Results & Accomplishments

Since 1998, more than 10,000 individuals have taken the lecture-based course.

Support

For donations and fundraising inquiries, please contact: Development@fnih.org.

Partners

NIH Office of Clinical Research
PhRMA Foundation

Contact

Development Office, development@fnih.org