2014-2015 Catalog

HIMS 2155 Fundamentals of Pharmacology

4.5 - 0.0 - 4.5


(2) HCIA 1010 or HIMS 1111; and HIMS 1130

Course Description

This course provides a basic understanding of pharmacological concepts, emphasizing routes of administration, basic pharmacokinetics, and the specific pharmacology of drugs commonly used in the healthcare field. Students become familiar with drug names, drug classifications, and drug schedules and categories. Other topics include drug actions and the rationale for treatment, side effects, and contraindications. Students review current healthcare topics relating to pharmacology and ethical issues. NOTE: HIMS 1110 and HIMS 1115 can be substituted for HIMS 1111.