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Open Class Observation – Dr. Judith Mak

November 8, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:20 am HKT


Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Date 8 November 2023 (Wednesday) 16 November 2023 (Thursday) 23 November 2023 (Thursday)
Time 9:30am – 10:20am 2:30pm – 3:20pm 1:30pm – 2:20pm
Venue 3SR-LT1 (Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Building, Sassoon Road Campus, 3 Sassoon Road, HKU) 3SR-LT2 (Lecture Theatre 2, Academic Building, Sassoon Road Campus, 3 Sassoon Road, HKU) 3SR-LT2 (Lecture Theatre 2, Academic Building, Sassoon Road Campus, 3 Sassoon Road, HKU)

Speaker: Dr. Judith Choi Wo Mak, Principal Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Class Topic

Clinical Pharmacology

Brief introduction to the course

Clinical pharmacology is one of the compulsory courses to be taken by BNur (Year 3) and BChinMed (Year 4) students. Clinical pharmacology encompasses the scientific study between drugs and humans. This is a broad field and includes the development of drugs, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, toxicology, clinical trials for the evaluation of drug efficacy, adverse drug reactions and cost-effectiveness, pharmacovigilance, clinical guidelines on drug therapy, pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics. The rational, appropriate and safe use of drugs in many different disease areas is an important part of the undergraduate curriculum for all health professionals.

Number of seats for observers/visitors

2 seats per session (Enrolment will be on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Purpose of this Session

All sessions are whole class lectures.
Session I: To cover drugs used in the treatment of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and allergic rhinitis
Session II: To cover narcotic analgesics (opioids) in relieving pain
Session III: To identify drugs with abuse potential in drug abuse

Biography of the Teacher

Dr. Judith Choi Wo Mak is currently Principal Lecturer of Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy. She studied BSc in Pharmacology from Chelsea College, University of London UK and also completed her PhD in Respiratory Pharmacology from University of London UK under the supervision of Professor Peter J. Barnes. She has been teaching pharmacology for undergraduates and postgraduates since 2007.


November 8, 2023
9:30 am - 10:20 am HKT
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