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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHAR 110 - Pharmacology I

5 Credits
This course reviews the history of pharmacy and drug development. Students are introduced to the basic mechanisms of drug action and routes of administration. Students learn the uses, effects, and side effects of the major classes of drugs affecting the integumentary, skeletal, muscle and joints, nervous, blood and lymphatic, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and endocrine systems.

Course Outcomes

  1. Explain the practical use of pharmacology knowledge in the clinical settings.
  2. Discuss various dosage forms used in drug chemistry.
  3. Articulate various factors affecting drug absorption, action, metabolism, interaction, and elimination.
  4. Select the appropriate storage and handling conditions for different pharmaceutical products.
  5. Apply course materials to integrate insurance billings and drug therapeutics.
  6. Identify a given pharmaceutical product that is by prescription or OTC.
  7. Know the rules and regulations governing the restricted sales of certain OTC products.
  8. Recognize inappropriate prescribing and signs of drug misuse.
  9. Describe common vaccines administered through the pharmacy.
  10. Articulate the technician’s role and responsibility to ensure safe, accurate, and legitimate delivery of pharmaceutical care in retail, institutional, LTC, and home health care settings.
  11. Pass the PTCB national certification exam prior to license application.