Description
PHARMACOLOGY 1
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 principals, 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, and drugs affecting the autonomic nervous system, complimentary medicines. Each of these topics will be explored through lecture, class discussions, and case presentations.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad Letter Grade
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
PAS 2204
Academic Group
Sch of Hlth & Rehab Scs
Academic Organization
Physicians Assistant Program
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: PAS 2101 and 2102 and 2103 and 2105 and 2106 and 2205; Min Grade 'C'; PLAN: Physician Assistant Studies (MS)