Basic Pharmacology Course

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Basic Pharmacology

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Basic Pharmacology to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be awarded the Level 3 ABC externally validated Certificate

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Clients seeking complementary therapy may well have underlying physical conditions and be taking medication. An underpinning basic knowledge of pharmacology and the actions of drugs in the body will provide complementary practitioners with understanding of medical treatments enabling them to develop more appropriate therapeutic programmes for clients.

Study of common major medical conditions with their pharmacological interventions will be included. Students will learn to recognise possible side effects of drugs. There will be discussion of how drugs are developed and the process of administration, distribution, metabolism and elimination (ADME) which all drugs go through.

This course will be beneficial for a practising complementary therapist wishing to build on existing knowledge and to continue professional development and also as a foundation to a personal study of pharmacology.

Syllabus

  • Lesson One
    • The Evolution of Pharmacology
    • Introduction
    • The Origins of Pharmacology
    • Early Pharmacological Developments
    • The Emergence of Modern Pharmacology
    • Current Pharmacological Developments
  • Lesson Two
    • How are Drugs Developed?
    • Introduction
    • What are Drugs?
    • Drugs Research
    • The Process of Drug Development
    • Stage One – Drug Discovery and Patents
    • Stage Two – Pre-clinical Testing Stage
    • Stage Three – Clinical Testing
  • Lesson Three
    • Essential Pharmacokinetics
    • Introduction
    • Pharmacokinetics and ADME
    • Absorption
    • Distribution
    • Metabolism
    • Elimination
    • How Does ADME Impact on Drug Development?
  • Lesson Four
    • How Drugs Work
    • Introduction
    • Drug Targets
    • What Causes Side Effects?
  • Lesson Five
    • The Renal System
    • Introduction
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Renal System
    • Medical Conditions and Pharmacological Treatments of the Kidneys
  • Lesson Six
    • The Digestive System
    • Introduction
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Digestive System
    • Medical Conditions and Pharmacological Treatments of the Digestive System
  • Lesson Seven
    • The Endocrine System
    • Introduction
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Endocrine System
    • Medical Conditions and Pharmacological Treatments of the Endocrine System
  • Lesson Eight
    • The Respiratory System
    • Introduction
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System
    • Medical Conditions and Pharmacological Treatments of the Respiratory System
  • Lesson Nine
    • The Cardiovascular System
    • Introduction
    • Essential Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart and Cardiovascular System
    • Medical Conditions and Pharmacological Treatments of the Cardiovascular System
  • Lesson Ten
    • The Nervous System
    • Introduction
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System
    • Nerve Impulses
    • Action Potential
    • Medical Conditions and Pharmacological Treatments of the Nervous System

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 11 monthly instalments of £25
  • OR
  • Pay the total course fee in one sum of £345 £325 and also receive a special Gift from our selection – free. Please click here to view the gifts

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271.

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