Jan 28, 2023
PHT 101 - Pharmacology 1 for Pharmacy Technicians
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify and explain the action of drugs according to therapeutic classification.
- Compare theories of drug action and processes mediating that action.
- Explain drug standards and legislation as applied to classifications of drugs.
- Identify drug dosage ranges.
- Identify drugs by generic and trade name.
- Explain pertinent adverse reactions and side effects of drugs.
- Compare body system actions and reactions to drug therapy.
- Generic concepts
- Adrenergic and adrenergic blockers
- Cholinergic and cholinergic blockers
- Drugs affecting autonomic ganglia
- Skeletal muscle relaxants
- Local anesthetics
- Central nervous system
- Sedative and hypnotic drugs
- Tranquilizer and antidepressant drugs
- Antiepileptic drugs
- Antiparkinson drugs
- Narcotic and non-narcotic analgesics
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Physiology and pathology of the heart
- Cardiac glycosides
- Antianginal drugs
- Antiarrhythmic drugs
- Antihypersensitive drugs
- Electrolytes and intravenous therapy
Lectures, discussions, handouts, etc.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/15/2010
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