BIO 316 Week 1 Assignment

BIO 316 Week 1 Assignment


Week One Assignment Questions

      Which dosage forms are most appropriate for administering drugs to pediatric patients? Adults? Homework is to be presented as a short (70?word) paragraph response for each question. The assignment is to be submitted as a Microsoft Word document electronically to the instructor.

  1.       What are the processes involved in disintegration and dissolution?
  2.       Give a definition of pharmacokinetics.
  3.       Examine the processes of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, and explain why they occur in this order.
  4.       What determines the absorption ability of a drug?
  5.       Give a definition of the term pharmacodynamics.
  6.       Compare the different ways drugs can interact with the body, depending on their mechanism of action.
  7.       What relationship is there between drug response relationships, serum?concentration profile, and drug manufacturing?
  8.       How does an adverse effect of a drug occur? What are the causes of some drug?drug interactions?

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are not reaquired to submit to LopesWrite.


1-Clinical Pharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple

Olson, J. (2010). Clinical pharmacology made ridiculously simple (4th ed.). Miami, FL: MedMaster, Inc. ISBN 9781935660002 (Available as print text only)


2-Periodic Table of the Elements

Refer to the Periodical Table as needed throughout the course.



PDRhealth Physicians’ Desk Reference

Explore the PDRhealth Physicians’ Desk Reference website.




Write a 1000-1500-word essay addressing each of the following points. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. There should be two main sections, one for each bullet below. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper.

Support your ideas with at least three (3) sources using citations in your essay. Make sure to cite using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page in correct APA do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

Length: 1000-1500 words; answers must thoroughly address the prompts in a clear, concise manner.

Evaluation Criteria for Paper

(10%) Resources used as rationale for approaches and as sources of content

_____ 5. (20%) write paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered

_____ 5. (20%) Write the Paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered