Courses Catalogue

Applied Pharmacology

COURSE CODE: PHA 2103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Nursing Sciences (Direct Entry), B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Nursing Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This course is both theoretical and practical. Introducing students to basic pharmacology, some common terms used in pharmacology to make it easy for a student to understand pharmacology Course aim

This course aims at introducing a student to the discipline of pharmacology and making each student well acquainted with pharmacological terms. It also introduces students to process of drug development and how drugs do modify the functioning of the autonomic nervous system. In general, the course prepares a student for future active learning of pharmacology.

Course learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to  

  •     Discuss the nursing process in relation to drug administration.
  •     Describe the ethical implications in development of new drugs and the nurse’s role.
  •     Discuss the role of the nurse in the administration of drugs from a legal, ethical and professional perspective.
  •     Classify adverse drug reactions and describe pharmacogenetic factors that affect the patient’s response to drug effects.
  •     Describe the effects of various autacoids and identify the clinically important autacoids and their roles.
  •    Describe the effects of various autacoids and identify the clinically important autacoids and their roles.
  •     Understand the principles and processes of drug development and extrapolate it to development of a local product.
  •     Classify drugs used to modify and treat conditions affecting the functioning of the autonomic nervous system.
  •  Discuss the role of the nurse in the administration of drugs from a legal, ethical and professional perspective.