Course Description

This course is not part of a program.

This pharmacology course builds on the foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and microbiology to teach safe and effective administration of medications to patients. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of drug classifications, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics. You will also learn about the various routes of drug administration including oral, topical, intravenous, and intramuscular, and how to choose the appropriate route for a particular patient and medication.

Additionally, the course will cover important topics such as drug interactions, adverse reactions, and contraindications.

You will also learn about the legal and ethical considerations surrounding medication administration including documentation, informed concern, and patient confidentiality. By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of Canadian medications and be well equipped to provide safe and competent medication administration to patients.

Delivery Format

Asynchronous online, where you have the support of a course facilitator to be successful.

Completion Timeframe

45 hours of self-paced learning material with 15 weeks for completion.



Learner Requirements

Access to a computer and a stable internet connection. You are required to complete all self-study modules and assessments.

Access Time

You have 15 weeks’ access to your electronic materials included in the course, starting at the first of the month. Failure to start your course content on your start date may negatively impact your success in completing the course.

Refund/Extension Policy

Course refunds are at the discretion of Bow Valley College. Please contact for more information.

These courses are not eligible for an extension. If you do not complete the course content within your registration timeframe, you will have to re-register and pay for the full tuition again.

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School of Health and Wellness

Course Offerings

Any-time Online

A course delivery mode where learning activity takes place at times and locations of the learners own choosing through the use of online communications technologies. Learners are NOT required to participate in any scheduled learning activities, but scheduled exams may be required.

Start/End Date

Jul 1, 2024 - Oct 14, 2024




$499.00 CAD

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