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HO 172
Pharmacology


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20


Description
An overview of the principles of pharmacology and general drug classifications and formulations. Legal aspects of medication administration will be discussed. The students will be introduced to the care and handling of many medications and receive an awareness of drug related problems. This class is open to Medical Assisting students, Nursing students, and other interested health professionals.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the basic principles of pharmacology, drug classifications, dosing, interactions and adverse events.
  • Identify the classifications of medication, including desired effects, side effects, and adverse reactions.
  • Accurately describe the relationship between anatomy and physiology of all body systems and medications used for treatment of each.
  • List the safety issues that apply when administering medications, including routes of administrations.
  • Accurately perform dosage calculations using principles of basic arithmetic.

  • Course Topics
  • Mathematics of drug dosage
  • Principles of pharmacology
  • Drug classifications
  • Special situations in pharmacology
  • Legal aspects of medication administration
  • Methodology of medication administration

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HO 172
    Winter 2015
    3927
    Tami Mitchell
    HO 172
    Winter 2015
    6427
    Tami Mitchell
    HO 172
    Winter 2014
    3927
    Tami Mitchell
    HO 172
    Winter 2014
    6427
    Tami Mitchell
    HO 172
    Winter 2009
    3995
    Kelly Thelen


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.