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HPM 162 Basic Pharmacology for Health Occupations
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
Cross-Listed:  


Description: Introduction to drug sources, uses, and classifications including purpose, side effects, cautions, interactions and patient education.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Discuss safety and drug regulations that specifically relate to FDA and DEA, healthcare workers and the law.
2. (Analysis Level) Identify drug names and references including classification of drugs' actions, generic and trade names and list the side effects.
3. (Analysis Level) Recognize sources and bodily effects of drugs including pharmacokinetics, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion of drugs and unexpected responses to drugs.
4. (Synthesis Level) Formulate precise medication preparations including space age drug forms, standard drug forms and supplies.
5. (Application Level) Show medical abbreviations and systems of measurement including units of measurement.
6. (Synthesis Level) Perform safe dosage preparations including basic calculations, ratio and proportions, pediatric and geriatric dosage and prevention of medication errors.
7. (Comprehension Level) Summarize professional responsibilities and principles of drug administration including medication errors and principles of administration.
8. (Analysis Level) Compare and contrast the difference between administration of drugs by gastrointestinal and parenteral routes
9. (Comprehension Level) Explain poison control including poisoning by ingestion and inhalation, external poisoning of skin or eyes, poisoning by sting and snakebite and people at risk.
10. (Analysis Level) Analyze assigned drugs from the current yearly most frequently prescribed drugs list, analyze assigned drugs for purpose, classification, side effects, common dosage, route of administration and precautions.
11. (Application Level) Determine the patient education necessary for each drug classification including purpose, dosage, cautions with interactions and potential side effects.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None