POSM 106 - Pharmacology and Sleep Health
An overview of pharmacology as it relates to sleep health. The course approaches the various drug classes, the actions on physiology, and their effects on sleep disorders. Different drug forms and classes are examined. The course focuses on various disease states and how certain drugs work to affect and/or enhance sleep and affect wake physiology. PREREQUISITE(S): POSM 102 Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A and READ 120 One hour each week.
1 semester hour
Upon completion of the class, the student will be able to:
- Discuss two major categories of drugs used in sleep disorders and therapy.
- Identify the most common actions, indications and adverse effects of each major type of drugs.
- Recognize the different subcategories of sedatives and stimulants.
- Apply knowledge of the cardiopulmonary and neuromuscular anatomy and physiology as it relates to sleep diagnostic technology and medications.
- Explain human anatomy and physiology as it relates to sleep disorders and how sleep disorders affect anatomy and physiology.
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