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Official Catalog January 2020 
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HCAS143 - Human Disease and Drug Pharmacology

Semester Credit Hour(s) 3 (NS)
This course focuses on the disease processes that occur in body systems and the related health management of these conditions, as well as the basic concepts of clinical pharmacology for students entering a health care profession. Fundamental concepts and processes of human diseases, such as inflammation, infection, degeneration, congenital and genetic disorders, immune deficiency, and autoimmune disorders, will be explored. Students will also study the clinical manifestations that accompany these conditions. Additionally, core concepts of pharmacology, including terminology and abbreviations, are introduced. Students will learn about drug regulations, consumer safety, and sources and effects of drugs. Medication preparation, systems of measurement, and principles of drug administration are also covered.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 101  and HCAS 133  or BIOL 210