PAM 420: Introduction to Pharmacology

Course Description The first course in the Pharmacology sequence that introduces the basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and their application to clinical medicine. Also explores the influence and mechanisms of action of drugs upon the autonomic nervous system. Students begin to learn mechanisms of action, therapeutic uses, major side effects, warnings, and precautions for drugs used to treat diseases covered in the clinical medicine course(s) given during the semester. Students learn the basic principles of prescription writing. Clinical case studies and problem solving sessions are introduced.
Credits 2