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PHR 185 - Pharmacology

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course provides practical knowledge of pharmacology including pharmaceutical nomenclature and classification, mechanisms of drug actions, interactions, indications and contraindications, side effects, and methods of administering therapeutic agents primarily used to treat common disease states, including those that affect the following body systems: gastrointestinal, muscular, skeletal, respiratory, eyes/ears/nose/throat, immune, dermatologic, nervous, cardiovascular, hematologic, endocrine, renal, and reproductive.
Competencies
  1. Compare and contrast the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., herbal products, dietary supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification) used to treat the gastrointestinal system.
    1. Describe the basic anatomy of the gastrointestinal system
    2. Explain the basic physiology of the gastrointestinal system
    3. Explain the therapeutic effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal system
    4. Describe the adverse effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal system
    5. State the brand and generic names of prescription and nonprescription medications commonly used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal system
    6. State the route of administration of prescription and nonprescription medications commonly used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal system
    7. State the route of administration of prescription and nonprescription medications commonly used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal system
    8. State common doses of prescription and nonprescription medications commonly used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal system.
  2. Compare and contrast the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., herbal products, dietary supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification) used to treat the muscular system.
    1. Describe the basic anatomy of the muscular system
    2. Explain the basic physiology of the muscular system
    3. Explain the therapeutic effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases of the muscular system
    4. Describe the adverse effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases of the muscular system
    5. State the brand and generic names of prescription and nonprescription medications commonly used to treat diseases of the muscular system
    6. State the dosage forms of prescription and nonprescription medications commonly used to treat diseases of the muscular system
    7. State the route of administration of prescription and nonprescription medications commonly used to treat diseases of the muscular system
    8. State common doses of prescription and nonprescription medications commonly used to treat diseases of the muscular system.
  3. Compare and contrast the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., herbal products, dietary supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification) used to treat the skeletal system.
    1. Describe the basic anatomy of the skeletal system
    2. Explain the basic physiology of the skeletal system
    3. Explain the therapeutic effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases of the skeletal system
    4. Describe the adverse effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases of the skeletal system
    5. State the brand and generic names of prescription and nonprescription medications commonly used to treat diseases of the skeletal system
    6. State the dosage forms of prescription and nonprescription medications commonly used to treat diseases of the skeletal system
    7. State the route of administration of prescription and nonprescription medications commonly used to treat diseases of the skeletal system
    8. State common doses of prescription and nonprescription medications commonly used to treat diseases of the skeletal system.
  4. Compare and contrast the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., herbal products, dietary supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification) used to treat the respiratory system.
  5. Compare and contrast the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., herbal products, dietary supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification) used to treat the eyes, ears, nose, and throat.
  6. Compare and contrast the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., herbal products, dietary supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification) used to treat the immune system.
  7. Compare and contrast the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., herbal products, dietary supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification) used to treat the dermatologic system.
  8. Compare and contrast the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., herbal products, dietary supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification) used to treat the nervous system.
  9. Compare and contrast the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., herbal products, dietary supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification) used to treat the cardiovascular system.
  10. Compare and contrast the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., herbal products, dietary supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification) used to treat the hematologic system.
  11. Compare and contrast the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., herbal products, dietary supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification) used to treat the endocrine system.
  12. Compare and contrast the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., herbal products, dietary supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification) used to treat the renal system.
  13. Compare and contrast the use and side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications, and alternative therapies (e.g., herbal products, dietary supplements, homeopathy, lifestyle modification) used to treat the reproductive system.
  14. Demonstrate comprehension of the general knowledge of current pharmacological principles and identify and describe emerging therapies.



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