CRC19: Courses

PHARM 320 Pharmacology of Therapeutic Agents

Units: 5

Hours: 81 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: AH 120 and PHARM 300 with grades of "C" or better

Corequisite: PHARM 315

Advisory: LIBR 318

Transferable: CSU

This course studies the anatomy and physiology of the various human body systems. Students will learn the use and side effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases affecting the nervous, musculoskeletal, immune, dermatological, hematologic cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive, gastrointestinal, renal system as well as the eye, ear, nose and throat. This course covers brand and generic names of the therapeutic agents studied, standard pronunciation, dosage forms, routes of administration, medical abbreviation and the role of the Food and Drug Administration in herbal and dietary supplements. The laboratory activities are designed to provide hands-on experiences in pharmacy calculation and compounding medications related to the various body systems.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Demonstrate knowledge in federal, state, and local laws; regulations; and professional standards.