Pharmacology of Alcohol/Drugs

Course Number: 
ALSA 120
Course Credits: 
Course Description: 
The interaction of alcohol and other drugs in the human body; absorption, distribution, metabolism, mechanism of action, peripheral and central nervous system effect, interaction with other chemicals and physiological consequences of chronic high dosage use. 4 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Course Outcomes: 
  • Major pharmacological concepts, such as drug interactions, allergic reactions, active metabolitis, SAR, routes of administrations, absorption of drugs, metabolism, etc., will be discussed.
  • Students will be introduced to discipline specific reference works.
  • Students will learn words, definitions and concepts.
  • This class is designed to present major drug classes and the pharmacology of each drug class.