Physical Assessment and Basic Pharmacology - NUR 130

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NUR 130 - Physical Assessment and Basic Pharmacology
Teaches a systematic approach to performing physical assessment skills and basic pharmacological concepts. Includes basic principles of data collection and basic analysis using skills of interviewing and techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation. Principles of pharmacology include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action on specific body systems, and basic computer applications. Provides supervised learning experiences in a college laboratory.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
Prerequisite: may apply at local level.
3 credits