Pharmacology CPU

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The DEPCO Enterprises, LLC Pharmacology CPU introduces students to both the therapeutic and research and design aspects of pharmacology. Students discover the nursing process of drug therapy and explore proper drug administration, common adverse effects, and various types of drugs. They also explore the drug pipeline and examine how a new drug travels from laboratory testing to FDA approval.

Students discover the history of pharmacology and drug regulations as well as how historical developments affect modern pharmacology.

In the Pharmacology CPU, students examine an aspirin tablet to determine whether or not it has begun to break down due to age.Students practice methods to reduce drug errors such as proper reading and writing of prescriptions and drug labels. They also learn important aspects of the nursing process as it relates to pharmacology, including contraindications, drug and food interactions, and proper patient education.

Featured Careers

  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy aide
  • Pharmacy technician

Skill Development

Health Science Skills

  • The processes of drug development and FDA approval
  • Using the PDR to research both general drug classes and specific drugs
  • New and emerging technologies in pharmacology
  • Novel methods of administration and their benefits
  • Calculating dosages and other formulas common in pharmacology
  • Understanding aspects of the nursing process as it relates to pharmacology, including:
    • Contraindications
    • Drug and food interactions
    • Dietary supplements and drug therapy
    • Proper patient education

Academic Skills

  • Students examine the job responsibilities, laws, and ethical considerations related to pharmacology.Reading
  • Writing
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Mathematics - conversions, fractions, ratios, and algebra
  • Problem solving

What's Included

  • DEPCO Pharmacology Student and Instructor Workbooks and Installation CD
  • Chemical Splash Goggles
  • Chemplates
  • Ethanol
  • Hot Pad
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Iron Chloride
  • Medication Vials
  • Mini Storage
  • Mixing/Experiment Equipment:
    • Bowl
    • Cake Pan
    • Cooking Thermometer
    • Flatware Set
    • Funnel
    • Measuring Cup
    • Measuring Spoon
    • Mixing Bowl
    • Sauce Pan
    • Slotted Spoon
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • pH Strips
  • Pill Counting Tray and Spatula
  • Pipettes
  • Surgical Gloves and Gown
  • Miscellaneous materials and consumables
  • DEPCO Studio Media Player

Ordering Information

Pharmacology - HS2965
CPU Objectives