Pharmacotherapy: Cardio, Respiratory, Gastro & Endocrine Systems
Learn about the functions of the different systems in the human body with this free online pharmacology course.
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This course will first introduce you to pharmacotherapy for the cardiovascular system and respiratory system. You will learn about human blood, what it is made up of, and drug therapy for disorders associated with it. You will look into lung diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD) and the treatments available for these diseases. You will then study allergy symptoms, antitussives, decongestants, and antihistamines. The course also covers smoking and the addictive component of tobacco.
You will then study the gastrointestinal system and the endocrine system. You will learn about disorders associated with each of these systems such as nausea and vomiting as well as diabetes, which has been compared to an epidemic in scale. You will then study different drug therapy solutions for treating these disorders. This course will also teach you about nutrition and drugs for metabolism, including micronutrients, macronutrients, and various vitamins and their benefits.
The human body is truly an amazing thing, and learning about its different systems such as the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal system, and endocrine system will allow you to become the kind of person who can really help those in need. This course also contains valuable knowledge that will benefit everyone who wants to know more about how the body functions, so check it out today and learn something interesting and meaningful in just a few short hours.
Module 1: Pharmacotherapy for the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Pharmacotherapy for the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems: Learning Outcomes
The Cardiovascular System and Drug Therapy
The Blood and Drug Therapy
The Respiratory System and Drug Therapy
COPD and Other Lung Diseases
Cough, Cold, and Allergy
Pharmacotherapy for the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems: Lesson Summary
Module 2: Pharmacotherapy for the Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems
Pharmacotherapy for the Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems: Learning Outcomes
The Gastrointestinal System and Drug Therapy
Nausea, Vomiting, and Other GI System Disorders
Nutrition and Drugs for Metabolism
The Endocrine System
Disorders of the Endocrine System
Pharmacotherapy for the Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Systems: Lesson Summary
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Identify common herbal and alternative therapies that are related to the cardiovascular system.
- List the different categorization of blood types.
- Identify the use of a nebulizer.
- Discuss the most effective ways of quitting smoking.
- Differentiate between micronutrients and macronutrients.
- List some trace minerals and their role in the human body.
- Discuss the functions of the endocrine system in the human body.
- Define the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
- Describe the effect of insulin on the human body.
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