Pharmacology I   [Archived Catalog]

BIO 404 - Pharmacology I

Credits, 5 sem. hrs.
Prerequisite(s): CHE 304 , CHE 314 , CHE 418  or CHE 419 , BIO 305 , BIO 412 ,   or instructor’s consent.
This course is part one of a study of basic and clinical pharmacology with an emphasis on major drug groups and their mechanisms of action. This course will also include the recommended drugs for all major diseases of the autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular and renal systems, smooth muscle, and the CNS; it will integrate some basic human pathology to enhance further understanding of drugs on certain diseases. The study of each drug will cover bioavailability, route of delivery, its mechanism of action, its medical use, its contraindications, and its adverse effects.