The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help

    Saint Joseph's College: Online Programs
  Jan 21, 2018
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online
[Add to Portfolio]

HIM 211 - Pharmacology

Focuses on the principles of pharmacology including drug classifications and the effects on the body. Pharmakinetic and pharmacodynamic components of drug actions will be reviewed. Utilizing the nursing process, emphasis is placed on the nursing implications that relate to medication administration, actions, side effects, interactions, and contraindications of medications. Social, economic, developmental, cultural, ethical, and legal considerations that pertain to drug administration will also be investigated.

Prerequisites & Notes
HIM 210 and HIM 200 or other Anatomy & Physiology 

Assignment Overview
12 weekly lessons and a final

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define key terminology used in pharmacology. 
  • Correlate the nursing process with the study of pharmacology. 
  • Identify the legal and ethical principles of medication administration. 
  • Apply the pharmaceutical, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacodynamic phases of drug activity, and alterations in these, to specific medications. 
  • Utilize the nursing process, cultural assessments, critical-thinking skills, and experience to explain the principles of medication administration to clients. 
  • Formulate teaching plans for clients in relation to their prescribed medications. 

Credits: 3

[Add to Portfolio]