Pharmacology for Health Workers

Learning Outcomes

Pharmacology for Healthcare Workers 2013

  • Define the meaning of some of the terms used in pharmacology
  • Explain the application of pharmacology to your role
  • Describe the difference between a prescription drug, a pharmacy-only medicine and general sales list medicine
  • Specify some of the relevant legislation relating to the prescribing of medicines
  • Explain the professional guidelines relating to practitioners and the prescription of drugs.
  • Explain why drugs are formulated into medicines
  • Explain the importance of the study of pharmacokinetics
  • Understand the importance of accurate recording and reporting procedures.