Pharmacology

The Santa Rosa Junior College offers Online Pharmacology 255 and 256.1. These courses target audience are healthcare students or those in a healthcare role or career, including not limited to, Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Physician Assistants, Psychiatric Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Nutrition, Emergency Response Personnel, Community Health Care worker, Nurse Assistant, Home Health Care Aide, Phlebotomy and other service professions and interested learners. Many health professionals complete these courses as a source of primary or secondary self-learning. 


100% online. These courses are approved for Continuing Education (check with individual licensing boards) and by: 
* Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences Higher Education in Traditional Chinese Medicine 
* Napa Valley College 
* Ohio State University Program for Masters in Science 
* Samuel Merritt approved course: 
* Santa Monica College approved Pharm 255 and Pharm 256.1, both courses completed together equivalent to Nursing 17 
* University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) academic preparation 

PHARMACOLOGY 255, Comprehensive Pharmacology Update.
100% online, 17.5 weeks, 2 units. This course examines the basis for pharmacological treatment of common disease states. Selected drug classifications will be discussed with emphasis on pharmacokinetics and dynamics, mechanisms of action, clinical use, adverse reactions, drug interactions, contraindications, patient education and compliance. 

PHARMACOLOGY 256.1, Advanced Pharmacology. 
100% online, 8 weeks, 1 unit. This advanced level course examines the basis for pharmacological treatment of more complex disease states. Drug classifications will be discussed with emphasis on pediatric and geriatric pharmacology, medication administration including: nutrition and electrolytes, immunologic agents, anti-neoplastic agents, gastrointestinal agents, and endocrine agents. Students will follow patients and aspects of their care as written in case presentations and studies.