Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

NUR3053 Principles of Pharmacology [3].

A study of basic principles of pharmacologic therapy. Special emphasis is given to integrating concepts from biology, chemistry, human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to plan safely for pharmacological needs of clients. Basic principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, genetic and bio-ethical concerns related to medication administration are included. Special attention to safe administration of medication to the elderly is emphasized.

Prerequisites: a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher and a grade of C or better in all of the following: NUR2012, NUR2034, BIO2034 and BIO2044.