Pharmacotherapeutics 1

Course Code: PHRM 110

Academic Year: 2019-2020

This course presents an introduction to dosage forms and dispensing theory which will assist the student in the technical function of dispensing. Dosage forms, doses, dose calculation, drug names, prescription labelling and auxiliary labelling will be discussed. Students will also be introduced to the effects of drugs on the human body and how extremes of age need special care and knowledge. Students will review the basic physiology of the central nervous system (CNS) and the basic mechanisms underlying the pathophysiological states of this system. The pharmacological classifications of drugs of the CNS and their use in the treatment of various disease states will also be studied. The application of this knowledge to correctly fulfilling the technical technician role will be emphasized.