First in a three-part series, provides clinical correlation supporting concurrent coursework and introduces the pharmacologic principles and molecular concepts essential to making sound pharmacotherapeutic decisions. Study includes medication delivery, metabolism, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutical math, adverse effects, drug toxicity, drug interactions, and elimination. Emphasis placed on patient education/counseling regarding medication compliance, prescription writing techniques, and regulations surrounding prescriptive privileges. Topics include musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary/reproductive, and ear/nose/throat disorders. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Fall Only.