News Release Details

11/25/2008

EAC to offer a new Medical Pharmacology course this spring

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s health care education programs are preparing students to enter some of the fastest growing career fields in the nation. To help meet the demand for health care professionals, a new course in medical pharmacology has been developed especially for people who have an interest in medicine but are not sure what’s available and what’s required.

Medical Pharmacology (HCE 171, section #0528) is a two-credit class that will be held on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m. The class is introduction to the history of pharmacology, present-day pharmacology practice, drug legislation and regulation, receptors, mechanism of drug action, pharmacokinetics, drug effects, and the various classifications of pharmacologic agents.

Allied health instructor Dr. Robert Richman will teach the new Medical Pharmacology course this spring, and says the course will benefit nursing and pre-medical students as well as those interested in a career in pharmacology—whether it’s in a pharmacy, drug company, or health care facility. He also suggests the class as a personal interest elective for people raising children, caring for other family members, or people who want to make the chemical connection between themselves and the things they put into their bodies. “This is a very practical course that seems to really ignite the understanding of the students,” said Richman.

Students in this class also benefit from Richman’s 40-plus years as a doctor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology.

To register for this class, contact the Records and Registration Office at 428-8270, or register online at www.eac.edu.

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