MEDR 1133  with C or better
This is a lecture-based online course for those entering a health care profession, and it covers the study of basic concepts and terminology associated with medication structure, function, interaction, and administration. Core concepts in pharmacology are introduced, including terminology, consumer safety and drug regulations, sources and bodily effects of drugs, medication preparation, abbreviations and systems of measurements, responsibilities, and principles of drug administration. Students also identify diseases associated with certain medications as well as medications that would be prescribed for certain diseases. Commonly used drugs are organized according to classification, and each classification is described along with characteristics of typical drugs, purpose, side effects, cautions and interactions. Patient education for each category is included.