“Drugs 101: Understanding the Basics of Pharmacology.” This course is designed to help students understand the fundamentals of pharmacology, including how drugs interact with the body and how they are metabolized. Students will learn about common drugs and their uses, drug classes and categories, drug effects and side effects, and how drugs interact with other medications. The course will also cover the importance of patient education and the importance of following a doctor’s instructions when taking medications.
What Will You Learn?
- 1. The importance of reading and understanding the labels on prescription medications.
- 2. The ability to recognize common drug interactions and side effects.
- 3. How to read and understand the instructions on the package inserts.
- 4. The importance of understanding the differences between generic and brand-name drugs.
- 5. Ways to ensure the safe storage and disposal of medications.
- 6. The risks associated with over-the-counter medications.
- 7. The potential for abuse of certain drugs.
- 8. The different routes of administration for medications.
- 9. How to recognize signs of drug addiction and abuse.
- 10. How to recognize signs of a potential drug interaction and how to take appropriate action.
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