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PAS 2412 – Pharmacology 1 (3 credits)

November 8, 2022

This course presents a study of drugs and their interactions with and within living tissue. This course introduces the student to general drug classifications and medicinal agents most likely encountered in primary care settings and the pharmacological principles, dosing, patient education, pharmacodynamics, and therapeutic parameters and indications about commonly prescribed drugs. Areas covered include drug receptor theory, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, antimicrobial therapy, cardiovascular medications, drugs affecting the autonomic nervous system, and complementary medicines. Each of these topics will be explored through lecture, class discussions and case presentations.