Pharmacology and Pathology for Athletic Trainers

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PE441

Provide an understanding of basic physiological mechanisms underlying illness and disease. Discussion of the pathophysiology associated with general medical conditions to facilitate the student's ability to formulate a differential diagnosis and make clinical decisions and the positive outcomes associated with health promotion and disease prevention in active populations. An understanding of relevant pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic processes essential to recognize adverse drug interactions, patient harm, and therapeutic medications used in the treatment of sports injuries. Prerequisites: INCHEM 103, PE 201, and Athletic Training major, or permission of instructor. Spring.