Pharmacology for Health Careers

Introduces the major drug classes, their indications, mechanisms of action, and potential for drug-drug or drug-food interactions.  Also, introduces fundamental terminology that is essential to understanding the basics of drug therapy.  Other basic drug therapy concerns, including age, weight, organ function and body homeostasis will be included.  Prescription interpretation, implementing Latin abbreviations used in prescription writing and filling, as well as illustrating the role and contribution of the pharmacy profession within the field of medicine.  A basic mathematical aptitude is expected in the application of some topics.  
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 Note:  Students can not receive credit for both HTH 130 and MEA 150.


Holyoke Community College
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