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ALH 125 - Pharmacology

Credits: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define pharmacological terms and principles (e.g. pharmacokinetics, pharmacotherapeutics, biopharmaceutics)
  2. Discuss pharmacologic fundamentals of drugs affecting various body systems.
  3. Identify the health care individual’s role in the application of pharmacologic principles.
  4. Synthesize knowledge of pharmacology in the practice of patient care to promote, restore and maintain health.
Listed Topics
  1. Basic principles of pharmacology
  2. Drugs affecting the autonomic nervous system
  3. Antihypertensive drugs
  4. Drugs affecting the central nervous system
  5. Drugs affecting the cardiovascular system
  6. Drugs affecting the urinary system
  7. Drugs affecting the endocrine system
  8. Drugs affecting the digestive system 
  9. Drugs affecting the respiratory system
  10. Anti-infective agents
  11. Antihistamines
  12. Immunosuppressants
  13. Chemotherapeutic agents
Reference Materials
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:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 03/12/2021

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