Module 6: how drugs work: facilitator's guide

Topic 5: How drugs move through the body

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Suggested time: 30 minutes


In this topic learners will explore methods of drug administration, the speed of drug effect and how drugs are eliminated from the body. This process is called pharmacokinetics.

Key issues

5.1 Methods of drug administration

5.2 Speed of drug effect

5.3 Elimination of drugs from the body and drug half-life