This course is an introduction to the discipline of pharmacology and the response of the human body to pharmacological agents used to manage disease and promote wellness. The principal objective is to provide an introduction to the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of each major class of drugs used in nursing practise. As well, clinical case studies are included so the student gains knowledge of nursing assessments of drug efficacy, side effects and drug interactions, special considerations for geriatric and pediatric patients, drugs used in public health, emergencies and over-the-counter medications, and non-pharmacological ways to manage or prevent disease. Semester hours of credit: 3 Hours per week: Lecture 3; Tutorial 1. 06-01-2020-03-04-2020 Lecture Monday, Friday 10:00AM - 11:15AM, Kelley Memorial Bldg, Room 237