Introduces drug therapy with emphasis on safety and classifications of drugs, and their action, side effects, and adverse reactions.  Also introduces the basic concept of mathematics used in the administration of drugs. 

Covers appropriate drug uses, effects, dangers and precautions; routes of administration; dilutions and calculations, management and control.  Review common prescription abbreviations, forms of medications and basic drug categories.

Must be enrolled in the Medical Assistant Program in which this class is a required course, which fulfills a portion of the curriculum for the certificate in Medical Assisting.  Course is limited to students admitted into the program or students with special permission from the instructor.

The extent of transferability or credit allowed for the course would be dependent upon the institutions and the program to which the student is transferring.