Catalog 2016-2017 
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 136 Pharmacology

2 credits
Students are introduced to general principles of pharmacology, including terminology, drug action and uses, physiological and therapeutic effects, classification, interactions, side effects, and oral manifestations. Drugs encountered in dentistry are emphasized.

Prerequisites: DHYG 122 , DHYG 123 , DHYG 124 , DHYG 127 , DHYG 137 , DHYG 139 .

Corequisites: DHYG 132 , DHYG 133 , DHYG 134 , DHYG 135 , DHYG 138 .

Quarters Offered: Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Explain the role of pharmacology in dental hygiene care
  • Identify sources for drug information
  • Explain the process of new drug approval, drug regulation, and drug safety
  • Describe the process of prescription writing
  • Describe drug abuse, including patterns of abuse, and implications for dental care
  • Explain the basic principles of drug action and how drugs are handled by the body
  • List and describe drugs used in dental practice and by dental patients
  • Explain the relationship of different drugs to the conditions that they treat
  • Identify potential adverse effects and interactions of prescription and over-the-counter drugs