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This course provides students with an understanding of basic pharmacology including pharmacological principles, the safe administration of pharmacological agents, legislation, drug classifications, and a more complete understanding of the pharmacological effects on the brain.  It demonstrates to students that the body is a complex organism that is directed by interaction with the brain. Additionally, an overview of historical and current uses of pharmacological agents will help contextualize the role psychopharmacology plays in society.  Students will use this knowledge to better understand the medical system and clients, and to communicate more effectively within the medical system and with clients.