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PHAR 100 - Introductory Pharmacology

 Fall 2023 (Online), Winter 2024 (Blended & Online)
 Year 1
 3 units
On-Campus Course
Online Course

PHAR 100, Introductory Pharmacology, is designed as a general interest course that introduces the subjects of pharmacology and toxicology, with emphasis on common drugs used by society. Pharmacology is broadly defined as the effect of drugs and chemicals on living organisms, while toxicology is the study of the deleterious effects of drugs and chemicals on living organisms. No prior knowledge of physiology is required to understand the drug action described in this course.

Note: The Blended offering of this course is only open to students registered in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.

Required Texts

PHAR 100 course notes via modules posted online.

Optional Texts

Primer of Drug Action, 12th Robert Julien et al., Worth Publishers, 2010.


Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 90-100
A 85-89.9
A- 80-84.9
B+ 77-79.9
B 73-76.9
B- 70-72.9
C+ 67-69.9
C 63-66.9
C- 60-62.9
D+ 57-59.9
D 53-56.9
D- 50-52.9
F 0-49.9