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80 leture hours/4 credits



School of basic medical sciences


Huang Zhi-Li, a professor of Pharmacology and Ph.D. supervisor, was awarded a Distinguished Young Scholar by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2006. He is currently the vice dean of School of Basic Medical Sciences and the director of Department of Pharmacology. In 1992 and 1997, he won two times Sasagawa Medical Scholarships to study in Japan and received the doctorate in 1999. Then, he became a postdoctoral fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for 2 years, then was promoted to a researcher and vice head of Research Department in the Osaka Bioscience Institute. He joined Fudan University in 2005 and is mainly engaged in English teaching for MBBS class. His research interests are the mechanism of sleep and insomnia. He received a lot of grants from "National Science and Technology Major Project for Drug Discovery ", and NSFC for Distinguished Youth Scholars, Key projects, International Collaboration and so on. He has being published more than 90 SCI papers in Nat Neurosci, Nat Commun, PNAS, eLife, etc. with cumulative impact factors > 460. The Elsevier consecutively selected him as one of the Most Cited Researchers in China.


Pharmacology is one of the basic courses for medical students. By studying the interaction between drugs and organisms, the students can master the basic role, mechanism and adverse reactions of drugs, and providing theoretical basis for rational use of drugs in clinical practice, giving play to the best curative effect of drugs and preventing and treating adverse reactions. It is more important to cultivate students with active learning, problem finding, problem analysis and problem-solving ability, which help to become a qualified doctor.


Pharmacology consists of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Drugs affecting the efferent nervous system: General consideration, acetylcholine receptor agonist, anticholinesterase drugs, cholinoceptor blocking drugs, adrenoceptor agonists, and adrenoceptor blocking drugs. Drugs affecting the central nervous system: Hypnotics and sedatives, antiepileptics and anticonvulsants, drugs for central nervous system degenerative disorders, antipsychotic drugs, antimanic drugs, antidepressants, analgesics, antipyretic-analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs. Drugs affecting ion channels, antiarrythmic drugs, diuretics, antihypertensive drugs, drugs used in congestive heart failure, lipid regulators, antianginal drugs, drugs acting on the blood and hematopoietic system, antiasthmatic drugs, adrenocortical hormones, thyroid hormones and antithyroid drugs, insulin and oral hypoglycemic drugs, general considerations of antimicrobial agents, β-lactam antibiotics, macrolides, lincomycins and vancomycins, the aminoglycosides, tetracyclines and chloramphenicols, synthesized antimicrobial agents, and antineoplastic drugs.

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