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PHT 101 - Pharmacology 1 for Pharmacy Technicians

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Co-requisites: BIO 103  

This course introduces students to current concepts in pharmacology. Topics include basic drug actions, indications for drug therapy, toxicity, side effects and safe therapeutic and dosage ranges. Drugs affecting the autonomic and central nervous system, pain relief and cardiac medications are discussed. This course requires a per credit health career fee; Check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify and explain the action of drugs according to therapeutic classification.
  2. Compare theories of drug action and processes mediating that action.
  3. Explain drug standards and legislation as applied to classifications of drugs.
  4. Identify drug dosage ranges.
  5. Identify drugs by generic and trade name.
  6. Explain pertinent adverse reactions and side effects of drugs.
  7. Compare body system actions and reactions to drug therapy.
Listed Topics
  1. Generic concepts
  2. Adrenergic and adrenergic blockers
  3. Cholinergic and cholinergic blockers
  4. Drugs affecting autonomic ganglia
  5. Skeletal muscle relaxants
  6. Local anesthetics
  7. Central nervous system
  8. Sedative and hypnotic drugs
  9. Tranquilizer and antidepressant drugs
  10. Antiepileptic drugs
  11. Antiparkinson drugs
  12. Narcotic and non-narcotic analgesics
  13. Anti-inflammatory drugs
  14. Physiology and pathology of the heart
  15. Cardiac glycosides
  16. Antianginal drugs
  17. Antiarrhythmic drugs
  18. Hypolipidemics
  19. Diuretics
  20. Antihypersensitive drugs
  21. Electrolytes and intravenous therapy
Reference Materials
Lectures, discussions, handouts, etc.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/15/2010

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