2019-2020 Academic Catalog

HP 170 Introduction to Pharmacology

Studies the interactive properties of medicine on the human body as it applies to health care professionals. Presentation of the principles of pharmacology relating to the medical assisting profession is at the core of this course. Emphasis is placed on correlation of drug therapy and pathophysiologic conditions, patient education regarding medications, and researching drugs using a drug reference. The course includes the use, action, side effects, contraindications, and routes of administration of drugs most commonly administered in the medical office. It also includes familiarization with the most commonly prescribed drugs, their dosages, how to figure dosages correctly, and drug preparation.

Credits

2 credits

Prerequisite

HP 140 with a B or higher, LS 265, and acceptance into the Medical Assistant Certificate Program; may be taken concurrently with HP 210/HP 212

Offered

Fall, Winter, Spring