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Areas of Study | | MEDA150 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: MEDA150
COURSE TITLE:Pharmacology II
DIVISION:Business
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will focus on drugs used for specific systems, studying each system separately. Drugs are studied by students becoming familiar with side effects, actions, contraindications, routes of administration, and other factual data about the drugs. There is an emphasis on correctly spelling drug names. In addition, students will study the effects of allergies to medications.

PREREQUISITES:
MEDA100

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Assess patient drug profiles based on both prescription and non-prescription medications and the disorder being treated.
  • Correlate common disorders of the systems of the body with common medications utilized in the management of the disorders.
  • Recognize allergy effects.
  • Learn about other medication groups.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Drugs related to specific body systems:
  1. Integumentary System and Drug Therapy
  2. Skeletal System and Drug Therapy
  3. Muscular System and Drug Therapy
  4. Nervous System and Drug Therapy
  5. Nervous System and Drug Therapy for Psychiatric and Mood Disorders
  6. Sensory System and Drug Therapy
  7. Cardiovascular System and Drug Therapy
  8. Blood and Drug Therapy
  9. Respiratory System and Drug Therapy
  10. Gastrointestinal System and Drug Therapy
  11. Nutrition and Drugs for Metabolism
  12. Endocrine System and Drug Therapy
  13. Reproductive System and Drug Therapy
  14. Renal System and Drug Therapy
  15. Immune System and Drug Therapy
  16. Acquired Immunity and Autoimmune Disorders

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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