Students are introduced to medical terminology and general properties of drugs. Pharmacokinetics and routes for drug administration and factors influencing drug action will be discussed. Pharmacodynamics will be covered to include drug receptor interactions, half life, bioavailability, side effects and adverse reactions. Over the counter and prescription drugs will be identified and basic classifications according to the body systems will be discussed.
Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.