ALH 125 - Pharmacology
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: BIO 103 or BIO 115 or BIO 161 and BIO 162
This is a course for the nursing and allied health student to acquire comprehensive knowledge of pharmacotherapeutic agents in clinical use. A body systems approach is utilized. Emphasis is on drug classification, mechanism of action, therapeutic effects, generic equivalents and implications of administration.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Define pharmacological terms and principles (e.g. pharmacokinetics, pharmacotherapeutics, biopharmaceutics)
- Discuss pharmacologic fundamentals of drugs affecting various body systems.
- Identify the health care individual’s role in the application of pharmacologic principles.
- Synthesize knowledge of pharmacology in the practice of patient care to promote, restore and maintain health.
- Basic principles of pharmacology
- Drugs affecting the autonomic nervous system
- Antihypertensive drugs
- Drugs affecting the central nervous system
- Drugs affecting the cardiovascular system
- Drugs affecting the urinary system
- Drugs affecting the endocrine system
- Drugs affecting the digestive system
- Drugs affecting the respiratory system
- Anti-infective agents
- Chemotherapeutic agents
Textbook and contemporary learning materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 03/12/2021
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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