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Course Description

This course focuses on general concepts in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics related to drug actions and interactions, metabolism and distribution, and adverse effects. Concepts in applied mathematics are applied to solution preparation, dosing, and various drug delivery systems.

Student Learning Objectives

Upon course completion, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the molecular basis that occurs in drug-receptor interactions along with the subsequent effect of body systems and cells.
  2. Describe how the pharmacokinetic properties of a drug impacted toxic and therapeutic effects.
  3. Examine drug metabolic pathways and describe factors that will affect drug metabolism.
  4. Calculate the drug concentrations for commonly used solutions.
  5. Discuss drug distribution with regard to efficacy and toxicity of drugs.
  6. Apply the terms ED50, LD50, TD50, Therapeutic Window, and Therapeutic Index.

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