Pharmacokinetics: Part 1 – introduction

by Dr Lionel Peter and reviewed by Dr Elizabeth Francis



Learning outcomes:


This module aims to give you a better understanding of the important aspects of pharmacokinetics as relevant to the MRCPsych exams, and, hopefully, for the rest of your career.


By the end of the module, you should be able to:


  • describe the general principles of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination


  • describe the pharmacokinetic factors affecting drug interactions


  • list a comparison of routes of administration from a pharmacokinetic point of view


  • employ the above listed principles to evaluate and select optimum routes of administration of medication


  • understand and outline other factors such as age, culture and ethnicity, and how these affect pharmacokinetics.


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