Pharmacology for Medical Assistants

MED X 411.4

This course offers a basic introduction to pharmacology including the classifications, precautions, contraindications, side effects, and administering of commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals.


Please note: This course is restricted to students admitted to the UCLA Health Medical Assistant Program only.

What you can learn.

  • Integrate major drug classifications into medical terminologies
  • Compare actions and precautions between various drug classes
  • Calculate limits to issue drug dosages
  • Identify side effects of medications

About this course:

Course is basic introduction to pharmacology. Most commonly prescribed drugs are presented within the major drug classifications along with drug actions, common adverse reactions, precautions, and contraindications. Emphasis is placed patient safety, rights, and education. Skills will include proper techniques for medication administration.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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