MAST1045 Pharmacology

This course provides the student with an introduction to basic pharmacology. Drugs are presented within the major drug classifications along with general drug actions, common adverse reactions, contraindication, precautions, and interactions related to each body system. Emphasis is placed on ways to promote an optimal response to therapy, how to monitor and manage adverse reactions, and important points to keep in mind when educating patients about the use of these drugs. Special consideration for pediatric, obstetric and geriatric patients will be emphasized. Students will understand patient rights, education and safety.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Admission into the Medical Assistant Program

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Define pharmacology
Explore the history of pharmacological development
Determine different categories of medications
Identify drug classifications according to body systems
Identify medications according to the classifications in the body systems
Explore resources used in medication management
Discuss non-pharmacological aspects to drug therapy
Acquire knowledge in patient teaching
Examine patient safety considerations in medication management

Text and References

A list oftextbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Campus

Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3