Introduction to Pharmacology
Analysis of foundational pharmacological concepts including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug metabolism and potential interactions. Emphasis on identifying major drug classes including their indications, contraindications, routes of administration, mechanism of action, common side effects, and toxicities. Exploration of commonly used complimentary, alternative, and integrative therapy approaches along with factors that affect medication dosage and response in special populations. Discussions include the process of approval by the Federal Drug Administration as well as relevant legal and regulatory issues. Spring Only.
3 Credits: 3 Lecture