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Introduction to Pharmacology Diploma Course

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Introduction to Pharmacology Diploma Course

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Introduction to Pharmacology Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

The science of developing and studying drugs or other pharmaceutical products, pharmacology involves analysing and considering a drug’s ingredients, properties, efficacy, and potential for side effects.

From the Introduction to Pharmacology Diploma Course, you will learn about the diverse field of pharmacology, including how drugs are developed, manufactured, and consumed.

Explore a brief history of pharmacology, including some major discoveries in the field, and how risks are mitigated in testing and manufacturing. Learn about dosages, the pharmacokinetics of how drugs behave within the body, routes of administration, essential vitamins and minerals, and individual drug metabolism.

Discover the medications used to treat infectious diseases, anticonvulsants, antihistamines, and antineoplastic drugs. Delve into biologics, stimulants, depressants, diuretics, and hormones, the drugs that affect the central nervous system and the conditions they treat. Examine natural remedies, opioids, and stem cells, the uses of each and why each of these classes of drug can be controversial.

Learn how drug interventions change depending on the age of the recipient, how health needs change over time and the types of contraindications and drug interactions that can occur.

Examine useful knowledge about drug regulations and applicable laws that influence the pharmaceutical industry, along with drug schedules, reporting schemes, and how brand-name drugs differ from their generic alternatives.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of pharmacology
  • Explore the dosing, administration, and metabolism of drugs
  • Discover how various medications work and the conditions they treat
  • Learn how drug interventions change by age and the contraindications that can occur
  • Examine drug regulations and applicable laws that influence the pharmaceutical industry
Pharmacological laboratory containing test tubes, beakers, and pills

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Part 1: History of Pharmacology
  • Part 2: Mitigating Risk
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Units of Measure
  • Part 2: Calculating Dosages
  • Part 3: Stages of Pharmacokinetics
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Enteral Methods
  • Part 2: Parenteral Injections
  • Part 3: Miscellaneous Methods
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Vitamins
  • Part 2: Minerals
  • Part 3: Individual Drug Metabolism
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Medications to Treat Infectious Diseases
  • Part 2: Anticonvulsants
  • Part 3: Antihistamines
  • Part 4: Antineoplastic Drugs
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Biologics
  • Part 2: Central Nervous System Stimulants and Depressants
  • Part 3: Diuretics
  • Part 4: Hormones
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Natural and Herbal Remedies
  • Part 2: Opioids and Pain Medicine
  • Part 3: Stem Cells
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Part 1: Drug Interventions for Children and Infants
  • Part 2: Drug Interventions for Adults
  • Part 3: Drug Interventions for Seniors
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: WHO Model List of Essential Medications
  • Part 2: Drug Schedules
  • Part 3: Regulatory Authorities
  • Part 4: Generic and Brand Formulations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Contraindications
  • Part 2: Classes of Drug Interaction
  • Part 3: Signs of Drug Toxicity
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

You could be considering pursuing an education in medicine and would like some insight into the field before committing to higher education or are simply curious about how pharmaceuticals work. Either way, this course provides a good introduction to the basics of pharmacology and requires no previous knowledge to get started.

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Accreditations

The Introduction to Pharmacology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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