Specialisation – Pharmacology

Knowledge, experience and skills in:

  • the general content of training for Sections B and C
  • the pharmacological, toxicological, clinical and experimental basis for the exploration, development and use of medicines
  • the detection of adverse drug reactions including drug law enforcement and the notification system
  • the risk assessment including risk management and communication with the use of active and pollutants
  • the advice and support in prevention and treatment of doctors working on issues of therapeutic and diagnostic use of medicines and clinical toxicology
  • Biometrics / Biomathematics, epidemiology and drug-use research of pharmaco-and toxicokinetics and dynamics of active and relevant pollutants
  • the basis of biochemical, chemical, immunological, microbiological, molecular biological,
  • physical and physiological labor and detection methods
  • the basis of animal experimental research technique for impact analysis of drugs and toxins, including the production of animal disease states
  • impact analysis of drugs and for the testing of drugs
  • the detection and treatment of acute poisoning emergencies and including life-saving measures to maintain the vital signs and resuscitation


Clinical Pharmacology 

Educational content

Knowledge, experience and skills in:

  • the contents of the basic training in the area Pharmacology
  • the ethical and legal bases for clinical drug trials in humans
  • the basics of clinical pharmacology and biometric methods of reporting systems and the different types of studies
  • analysis of the effect of drugs on humans, including clinical test phases
  • testing new drugs on humans and the necessary studies in this phases I to IV, including the creation of test plans
  • the evaluation of medicinal products in collaboration with the attending physician or the investigator
  • drug counseling in the therapeutic issues and poisoning
  • planning multicenter long-term testing and clinical examination procedures and  evaluation criteria for potency testing
  • provisions of the drug in body fluids and its evaluation
  • drug approval
  • drug safety and risk-benefit assessment
  • the application of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCP, GLP) guidelines in clinical tests
  • the pharmaceutical, preclinical and clinical development of new substances
  • the evaluation of therapeutic procedures and research reports
  • the creation, evaluation and implementation of treatment guidelines


Examination and treatment procedures
Participation in clinical trials, planning and implementation of controlled clinical Trials of drugs in humans in Phase I  IV
Phase I  III
Phase IV
pharmacokinetic studies in humans, including biological availability, metabolism, excretion and pharmacokinetic interaction studies
Assessment of Dosis/KonzentrationsWirkungsbeziehungen
Assessment of reports on drug safety, including riskbenefit assessment
Therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacogenomic analysis


Pharmacology and Toxicology

Educational content

Knowledge, experience and skills in:

  • the contents of the basic training in the area Pharmacology
  • the legal basis for the development, approval and handling of drugs
  • test planning, execution and analysis of studies including the ethical basis for carrying out experiments on humans and animals
  • biological testing and standardization procedures, and the usual investigation procedures and measuring methods of pharmacology and toxicology, including
  • chemical-analytical, electrophysiological, cellular and molecular biology techniques
  • the analysis and assessment of toxicological effects on humans, including the medically poisons and their antidotes important
  • the clinical toxicological advice
  • the theoretical foundations of the (animal) experimental research on the analysis of the desired or harmful effects of drugs and foreign substances
  • the experimental production of curative and harmful effects in animals
  • the experimental production of disease and the influence of drugs and contaminants and their detection and assessment of biochemical, chemical, immunological,microbiological, molecular biological, and physical and physiological methods
  • anesthesia and analgesia of laboratory animals
  • behavioral pharmacological investigation process
  • in vitro methods for studying the effect of drugs and foreign substances on isolated organs, cell cultures and sub-cellular reaction systems
  • basic morphological and histological procedures
  • isolation and analysis methods commonly used for identification and quantification of drugs and xenobiotics and their metabolites, eg in body fluids and environmental media
  • fundamentals of analysis of trial data, Biostatistics, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Dose-response relationships


Examination and treatment procedures
Participation in experimental pharmacological and toxicological studies pharmacological and toxicological experiments with molecular biological pharmacological and toxicological experiments with molecular biological and biochemical and integrative physiological methods
drug reviews



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