PHARMACOTHERAPY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DISEASE PROCESSES
- Program: Pharmacy Technology
- Course: Pharmacotherapy and Epidemiology of Disease Processes
- Course #: PHRM1050
- Total Credits: 3
Course DescriptionThe basic concepts of drug therapy, their therapeutic classes and common uses will be presented. The development of basic proficiency in the use of drug resources will be covered. The relationship of pharmacotherapy with the incidence, distribution and control of various diseases will also be presented.
Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.
Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).
The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify drug therapy for different disease processes
Categorize drugs into therapeutic classes and common uses
Recognize characteristics of disease processes
Explain disease transmission and risks
Recognize the effects of nutrition and heredity on disease
Explain environmental effects on disease
Identify drugs by brand and generic names
Review medication orders and profiles for safety
Develop proficiency in the use of drug resources
Describe immune system disorders and responses
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