2017-2018 Catalog

HIMS 2155 Fundamentals of Pharmacology

4.5 - 0.0 - 4.5


(1) HIMS 1130 or HDIM 1001 - must be completed prior to taking this course.

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.