BIO 251 PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
BIO 251 – Pharmacology for Health Professionals
Course Number & Name: BIO 251 Pharmacology for Health Professionals
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in BIO 103 or BIO 121
Co-requisites: BIO 104 or BIO 122 Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This course is a beginning introduction to the study of pharmacology. The student will utilize the physical and social sciences as a framework for developing an understanding of drug action and usage. Selected classifications and families of drugs will be introduced on a weekly basis. The names, indications, mechanism, dosage range, side effects and adverse effects of individual drugs will be discussed. The format of the course will be a combination of lecture, group discussion and case presentation. This course is strongly recommended for nursing students.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- explain fundamental concepts and theories that are the basis of the fields of drugs, pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, and therapeutics;
- explain the concept of pharmacokinetics and describe how pharmacokinetics can be used to illustrate absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion; and
- explain the concept of pharmacokinetics and describe how pharmacokinetics can be used to illustrate basic features of the dose-response relationship.