Pharmacology

Pharmacology

PARA 2010

Students gain an introductory knowledge of the principles of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, routes of administration, patient rights and administration of drugs. Students study drugs commonly encountered during paramedic practice with particular emphasis on drugs administered within the scope of practice of Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) as per the National Occupational Competency Profiles drug list and the American Heart Association guidelines. Students learn to accurately perform medical math, make critical decisions and evaluate pharmacological interventions in the context of clinical presentations.

Credits

2

Course Hours

28

Prerequisites

(Post Secondary level BIOL 1025 Anatomy and Physiology-Adv Minimum Grade of 50
or Post Secondary level PARA 1006 Anatomy and Physiology 2 Minimum Grade of 50)
and (Post Secondary level BIOL 1026 Human Pathophysiology-Adv Minimum Grade of 50
or Post Secondary level PARA 1006 Anatomy and Physiology 2 Minimum Grade of 50)
and Post Secondary level PARA 1008 Patient Care Theory 2 Minimum Grade of 50

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.

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