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HST 210 - Pharmacology


An introduction to the clinical concepts of pharmacology and the review of the classes of pharmaceutical medications, including terminology, drug category, use, side effects, contraindications, and interactions.  Emphasis on the actions and use of various groups of pharmacologic agents according to major drug classifications and body systems.  Includes a review of prescriptions and prescription-writing, basic principles of pharmaceutical mathematics, the generic pharmaceutical relationship, common dosage ranges, and routes of administration.  A practical course relevant to a variety of health science curricula.
 

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisites:  BIO 131 Human Biology I or consent of instructor
 

Credits: 3
Hours
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completionof this course the student will be able to:

Module 1

1.  Identify common drug terminology
2.  Identify drug classifications, schedules, and categories.
3.  Describe the FDA and DEA standards & regulations.
4.  Identify differences between a generic and trade name.
5.  Identify how to use resources to find drug information.

Module 2

1.  Define/identify basic units of measurement in metric, apothecary and household systems.
2.  Identify the information included on a written prescription.
3.  Describe the routes used for drug administration.
4.  Identify the Six Rights of safe drug administration.
5.  Demonstrate/apply knowledge of mathematical computations to solve equations related to medication dosages.
6.  Identify abbreviations and symbols used in calculating medication dosages.

Module 3

1.  Describe how drugs affect the autonomic nervous system.
2.  Identify drugs used to treat disorders related to mood, seizure, pain, and degenerative disorders.
3.  Identify drugs used for anesthesia.

Module 4

1.  Describe how drugs affect the cardiovascular system.
2.  Identify drugs used to treat disorders related to the cardiovascular system.

Module 5

1.  Describe how drugs affect the urinary system.
2.  Identify drugs used to treat disorders of the urinary system.

Module 6

1.  Describe how drugs affect the immune system.
2.  Identify drugs used to treat disorders related to infections.

Module 7

1.  Describe how drugs affect the respiratory system.
2.  Identify drugs used to treat disorders related to respiration.

Module 8

1.  Describe how drugs affect the gastrointestinal system.
2.  Identify drugs used to treat disorders related to digestion.

Module 9

1.  Describe how drugs affect the reproductive sysem.
2.  Identify drugs used to treat reproductive disorders.

Module 10

1.  Describe how drugs affect the respiratory system.
2.  Identify drugs used to treat disorders related to respiration.

Module 11

1.  Describe how drugs affect the bones and joints.
2.  Identify drugs used to treat bone and joint disorders.

Module 12

1.  Describe how drugs affect the skin.
2.  Identify drugs used to treat skin disorders.

Module 13

1.  Describe how drugs affect the eyes and ears.
2.  Identify drugs used to treat eye and ear disorders.

 



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