MED 212 - Pharmacology

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

From this 45-hour course, students will gain an understanding of drug sources, legislation relating to drugs, and drug references. Forms of drugs, drug classification and actions, and schedules of controlled drugs will also be covered. The medication order, identifying commonly prescribed medications, and basic principles for the administration of medications will be emphasized. The laboratory component of the course provides practical application of the student’s knowledge. Basic mathematical skills necessary for the safe preparation and administration of medications to adult and pediatric patients will be reviewed. (F, Sp, Su)