Pharmacology for Nurses


C O U R S E   I N F O R M A T I O N
Course Title:              Pharmacology for nurses
Code:                        NURS 224
Hours:                       Lec – 3 Hrs.    Lab –0 Hrs.    Cln – 0 Hr.    Cr. Hr. – 3. Prerequisite:    NURS 215, PATH 203
Level/Semester:         1st level –Spring.
Department offering the course: Faculty of Health Sciences.

C O U R S E   D E S C R I P T I O N
This course introduces the fundamental principles of pharmacology and toxicology. It addresses the principles of pharmacodynamics and mechanisms of drug actions, and the utilization of their properties in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Focus is placed on interaction of drugs with specific receptors, fundamentals of how chemicals produce toxicity, aspects of dose-response, handling of toxicants following exposure, mechanisms of toxic action and their modification by chemical, environmental and biological factors.

C O U R S E   A I M
This course enables nursing students to have good grounding in basic & clinical pharmacology, preparing them for providing the appropriate care associated with pharmacological therapy.

T E A C H I N G   A N D   L E A R N I N G   M E T H O D S
1.   Lectures.
2.   Seminars.

L I S T   O F   R E F E R E N C E S
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-  Nelson  L,  Lewin  N,    Howland  MA,    Hoffman  R,  Goldfrank  L,  Flomenbaum  N  . (2006).Goldfrank Toxicological Emergencies. 7thed. McGraw-Hill Professional; New York,
-  Katzung, Trevor  A.(  2009). Basic &  Clinical  Pharmacology. 11thed., International  ed.
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