This unit provides students with knowledge of pharmacology principles: pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and routes of administration; basic mechanisms underlying the action of drugs on the body systems; the principles of the quality use of medicines and potential therapeutic effects and adverse drug reactions. Students will also explore the legal and ethical foundations of pharmacotherapy and culturally safe practice in various clinical scenarios. Selected drugs affecting the peripheral nervous system will be presented in more detail.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):