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Nursing Pharmacology
PHARMACOLOGY
CLASS CODE: BIO 386 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: BIOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to help nursing students understand the basic principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and the clinical application of drugs. The mechanisms of drug action are emphasized to correlate physiological and pharmacological principles.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Basic principles of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. The major classification of drugs are discussed including: CNS drugs, analgesics (opiates and NSAID's), autonomic, cardiovascular and renal drugs, psychopharmacology, antibiotic and chemotherapy.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The course will help nursing and other allied health students understand and correlate the mechanisms of drug action with physiological principles. Students will be taught to recognize side effects and untoward events.
REQUIREMENTS: Attend class and complete five exams
PREREQUISITES: BIO 264 & 265. Some chemistry background is helpful.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001