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NURS 405 Essential Concepts of Pharmacology III

This course builds on the content presented in NURS 306 and NURS 404. Students will explore principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics in relation to specified categories of pharmacotherapeutics. Students will explore drug prototypes from major drug categories, including their actions, therapeutic and adverse effects, contraindications and interactions with other drugs, for select specialty populations with complex health needs. Competence Statement Knows concepts of pharmacology well enough to identify risks and benefits associated with specified categories of pharmacotherapeutics for select specialty populations with complex health needs.


1 Undergraduate credit

Effective May 10, 2014 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Identify physiologic characteristics of infants, children and pregnant women that affect pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
  • Classify prototype drugs of major categories of pharmacotherapeutics prescribed for select specialty populations.
  • Apply pharmacological concepts for safe medication management for select specialty populations.

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Essential Concepts of Pharmacology III Webb, Marjorie G Books for NURS-405-50 Fall 2024 Course details for NURS-405-50 Fall 2024