Covers a wide range of drugs with emphasis on sites and mechanism of action, toxicity, fate and uses of major therapeutic agents. This course is intended for students in nursing and allied health fields.
College level chemistry.
Grade of “C” or better in ZOOL 141 and ZOOL 142.
- Describe the basic mechanisms of drug action.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the terminology and special concepts useful in the study of pharmacology.
- Describe how differences between individuals govern their response to drugs.
- Define how drugs are processed and bio transformed by the body.
- Identify frequent complications and side effects associated with the major drug classes.
- Describe significant interactions between drugs.
- Use information from the pharmacokinetics of a specific drug to determine dosing schedules and best route of drug administration.
- State the therapeutic uses for each major drug group.