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Required Textbooks

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The Pharmacy Technician - Mike Johnston
ISBN: 9780132897594

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Lab Manual and Workbook for the Pharmacy Technician - Mike Johnston; Michelle Goeking; Michael Hayter
ISBN: 9780132898096

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Pearson Health Professional's Drug Guide 2013-2014 - Margaret T. Shannon; Billie A. Wilson; Kelly Shields
ISBN: 9780133355499

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Medical Terminology for Health Professions - Ann Ehrlich; Carol L. Schroeder
ISBN: 9781111543273



This course introduces the definition and concepts of pharmacokinetics. The course examines the basic body processes involved in drug uptake and elimination, and reviews the anatomy and physiology of the body systems involved. Specific disorders and abnormalities affecting the body are introduced, and actions and uses of drugs on each body system are covered.


Course Learning Objectives

Upon succesful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Define and describe pharmacokinetics, and the basic body processes involved including the physiology of transport
  • Explain the concepts and processes of drug absorption
  • Explain the concepts and processes of drug distribution
  • Explain the concept, processes, and effects of biotransformation of administered drugs
  • Explain the concepts and processes of elimination of administered drugs
  • Describe the structures of following systems, and correctly utilize medical terminology related to each body system:
    • The Immune System
    • Renal System
    • Endocrine system
    • Reproductive system
    • Nervous System
  • Define and describe the basic rules and elements of medical terminology as it relates to the body structure