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Course Number:
MP 135
Course Title:
Pharmacology for Allied Health
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Introduces basic pharmacology principles and medicine classifications. Covers pharmacologic terminology and concepts such as drug categories, mechanism of drug action, drug forms, and routes of administration. Introduces generic and proprietary names of drugs prescribed for common diseases and disorders. Pharmacology is an integral part of every aspect of health careers and this course is recommended for any individual with a health career objective. Prerequisites: MP 111, and (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 or equivalent placement. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Explain therapeutic drug effects of commonly prescribed drugs and the reasons for using drugs to treat diseases.

  • Identify drug categories and generic and trade name of commonly prescribed drugs.

  • Discuss why side effects and allergic reactions of drugs occur.

  • Discuss current controversies in pharmacology.

Course Activities and Design

Readings 
Assignments 
Lecture 
Publisher website activities 
Case studies 
Discussion groups 
Class presentations

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Quizzes, mid-term & final examination 
Class presentation/projects 
Special projects 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1: Intro/History of Pharmaceuticals 
2: Drug Design, Testing, Manufacturing, Marketing 
3: Drug Forms 
4: Routes of Administration/Drug Cycle 
5: Using Drugs Therapeutically 
6: The Prescription 
7: Urinary Drugs 
8: Gastrointestinal Drugs 
9: Musculoskeletal Drugs 
10: Pulmonary Drugs 
11: Cardiovascular Drugs 
12: Gynecologic and Obstetric Drugs 
13: Endocrine Drugs 
14: Neurologic Drugs 
15: Psychiatric Drugs 
16: Dermatologic Drugs 
17: Ophthalmic Drugs 
18: Ear, Nose, and Throat Drugs 
19: Anti-infective Drugs Read Chapters 19&20 
20: Chemotherapy Drugs 
21: Analgesic Drugs 
22: Anesthetic Drugs 
23: Emergency Drugs, intravenous fluids, and Blood products