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HLTH2002 Pharmacology


This course was developed to introduce you to the drug categories and expected therapeutic action as well as interactions and/or side effects.  You will be expected to know the names and actions of several different drugs by name for each category as well as how to find information about various drugs using resources such as drug handbooks. Content in the course is provided online via audio lectures and printed materials. Course requirements include the completion of weekly assignments, discussions, and quizzes as well as three major exams.  The course is completed within the Desire2Learn learning environment.

Course Catalog Description

This course introduces students to basic pharmacological concepts, drug legislation, and drug categories. Emphasis is on commonly used drugs and their effects on body systems. Drug reference utilization is included.


Text for Spring 2012:

Woodrow, R. (2011).  Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations, 6th Ed.  Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning.   ISBN: 978-1-435-48033-9

Woodrow, R. (2011).  Study Guide to Accompany Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations, 6th Ed.  Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning.  ISBN: 978-1-4354-8037-7

Suggested References:  Medical Dictionary, Anatomy & Physiology Text; Drug reference

Online Requirements

Students are expected to login to the course a minimum of two times per week throughout the semester.  You are not required to be online at any particular time or days.

On-campus Requirements

There are no on-campus requirements.  There is, however, is one proctored exam in this course that must be taken in an approved proctor setting.  Approved proctor settings may be off campus in the student's home community. To learn more about what is considered an "approved proctor," please review the FAQ page.

Special Requirements


Additional Information

Please feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions about the course.

Page last updated: October 2011