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BIOL 367. Introductory Pharmacology

Credits: 3
Department: Biology
Description: Principles of pharmacology and their relationship to health care. Classification of drugs, basic mechanisms of drug actions and interactions, and calculations for drug administration. For students interested in health professions.
Prerequisites: CHEM 210
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Employ pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic concepts to evaluate drug efficacy and safety.
2. Integrate complex factors such as genomic data, individual variation, cultural perspectives, psychosocial impact, personal health, self-treatment, and substance abuse into a patient-centered view of drug therapy.
3. Associate drug class and target with indication, treatment and side effects, evaluate risk-benefit relationships, and appraise therapeutic approach for drugs that affect a broad spectrum of human physiological systems.

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