Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MEDA 129 Pharmacology

5 credits
Basic concepts of pharmacology including legal issues, dosage calculation, drug reactions, and an overview of the most frequently prescribed medications.

Prerequisites: BIOL& 175 , MEDA 116  and MATH 087  (or placement into MATH 098  or higher)

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify drug classifications, drug forms, drug actions, side effects, and emergency procedures with emphasis on the 50 most commonly prescribed drugs from previous year
  • Maintain patient medical records
  • Identify applicable state and federal regulations regarding medications
  • Use PDR for finding drug information
  • Write a prescription as ordered by physician
  • Compute and calculate dosages for administration at an advanced level
  • Assess patient drug profiles based on both prescription and non-prescription medications and disorder being treated
  • Correlate common disorders of the systems of the body with common medications utilized in the management of the disorders
  • Identify safety practices concerning medications
  • Use proper terminology and documentation of medications prescribed in the patient chart
  • Demonstrate effective communication of safety and compliance in medication administration to patients of diverse cultural backgrounds for providing competent medical care
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills when interpreting medication orders and directives to the patient

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50