PHRM 215 - Introduction to Pharmacology
3 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: This course is designed to teach the student principles of pharmacology including mathematics and calculations, rules and regulations governing medications, medication administration and safety issues. Medications specific to various diseases and disorders will be studied emphasizing desired effects, side effects, and contraindications. This course has been designed to meet the needs of nursing and non-nursing students.
Schedule: Fall, spring, and summer semesters. This course is offered in 8 week sessions.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: AH 171 and AH 134.
Instructor: Sandra Sund; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore.
Other Materials: None.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- Define pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamic phases.
- Understand principles of safe medication administration, calculations, and pharmacological considerations throughout the life span.
- Identify actions and appropriate doses of commonly used medications for various diseases and disorders.
- Identify drug interactions, side effects, adverse reactions, and contraindications.
- List the administration of adult and pediatric emergency medications.
- Understand laws and legal implications regarding the administration of medications.
- This course has weekly written assignments to be completed as Microsoft Word documents and e-mailed to the instructor. The assignments require the student to respond to case studies or to questions pertaining to the chapter lectures. Nursing students will be required to complete assignments using the nursing process as it relates to pharmacology.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- Exams will be taken online
- Course exams will not be proctored and can be taken at any computer with Internet access. All exams, excluding the final, will have approximately 50 multiple choice questions. The exams will be timed.
- Students are expected to take an exam approximately every 2 weeks to ensure consistent progression through the course.
- The final will be a timed comprehensive exam consisting of approximately 100 questions.
- Grades will be based on the total number of points earned throughout the course.
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