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COURSE NUMBER: MEDA100
COURSE TITLE:Pharmacology I
DIVISION:Business
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course includes presentation of the history and principles of pharmacology relating to the medical assisting profession is at the core of this course. Emphasis is placed on correlation of regulations and patient safety. The student should be able to recognize prescriptions and prescription labeling. The course includes drug calculations, and routes of administration of drugs.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the principles of pharmacology.
  • Identify basic pharmacology.
  • Identify applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Demonstrate patient safety with medications.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a prescription.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate drug administration.
  • Demonstrate ability to compute and calculate dosages for administration.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. History of Pharmacology
  2. Basics of Pharmacology
  3. Patient safety in medication administration
  4. Regulations
  5. Prescriptions and Labeling
  6. Basic review of mathematics
  7. Measurements systems
  8. Dosage calculations

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Evaluation of student progress is continuous utilizing completions of homework assignments, quizzes, examinations, written assignments, and class participation.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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