This module presents an introduction to basic pharmacology including the various effects of drugs and the processes involved in pharmacokinetics. The structure and function of the nervous, cardiovascular, and the urinary systems are introduced. Common pathological conditions and diseases that affect each of the systems are discussed. Selected drugs are introduced. Students learn trade and generic names, drug classifications, indications, dosages, routes of administration, and side effects. Basic computer operations, keyboarding, and essential employment skills are addressed in the daily computer lab. Hands-on pharmacy procedures used in various settings are practiced daily in the pharmacy lab.
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