Description
PHARMACOLOGY IN REHABILITATION
This course serves as a foundation to general pharmacology, and begins with lectures on the general principles affecting drug response: drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. The major drug categories will then be discussed, with an emphasis on drug classification, mechanism of action, side effects (especially those that are predictable), and significant drug interactions. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to recognize and describe the action of prototype drugs in each major drug category, compare and contrast their action with other drugs in each category, and explain the role of those drugs in the mitigation, treatment, cure or prevention of disease in humans.
Details
Grading Basis
Letter Grade
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
REHSCI 1265
Academic Group
Sch of Hlth & Rehab Scs
Academic Organization
Physical Therapy
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: REHSCI 1205 or (BIOSC 1250 or 1070) or NROSCI 1250 or (NUR 0013 and 0003); MIN GRADE "C-" for all listed courses; PLAN: Rehabilitation Science (BS, BSH, BPH) or Athletic Training (BS, BSH, BPH)
Typically Offered
Spring