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134 - Basic Pharmacology
This course has been developed to provide an understanding of:
- the basic principles of pharmacology,
- definitions used in pharmacology and their related concepts, and
- mechanism of action and potential adverse effects of different drugs used in the management of cardiovascular disease.
This module contains the following 3 modules:
Module 1: Principles and definitions
In this section you’ll gain an understanding of basic definitions used in pharmacology and their related concepts.
Module 2: Antihypertensive drugs
The goal of antihypertensive therapy is to reduce cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and renal morbidity and mortality. In this section we’ll look at antihypertensive drugs in more detail.
Module 3: Other Drugs
In this section we’ll explore other types of drugs that may be used in the management of cardiovascular disease. We look at antianginal, anticoagulant, antiplatelet and lipid-lowering drugs in more detail.
Approximately 1 hour
After completing this course you’ll be able to:
- differentiate between pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics,
- identify molecular targets of drug action, and
- understand the following terms; adverse or side effects, agonist, antagonist, and drug interactions.
Suitable for nurses working in primary health care including general practice.
What you’ll get
This education program consists of 3 modules. Each module has specific learning objectives and a small assessment at the end.
You will need to complete every page of all 3 modules as well as receive a score of at least 80% in each module assessment in order to successfully complete this program.
Once you have successfully completed the program a Certificate of Completion will be available to view or download from your list of courses in the ‘My Training’ section.