District Syllabus

Credit Hours: 2
Contact Hours: 2
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
This course teaches the student the pronunciation, spelling, 
actions, and side effects of the most commonly prescribed drugs and 
the interpretation of pharmacological terms, abbreviations, and 
symbols used in prescription writing.

Required Materials: Books:
  • Susan Turley. Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 4th ed., Pearson, 2010. ISBN: 9780135145708
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have 
1. A foundation of pharmacological terminology that will help ensure
   success in healthcare positions in a variety of medical
2. An understanding of drug names from the spoken word and will be
   able to spell them correctly and identify them by category.
Course Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify forms of drugs (liquid, tablet, etc.) and appropriate
   routes of administration (oral, IV, etc.
2. Discuss drug design, testing, manufacturing, and marketing.
3. Understand the effects drugs have on the human body.
4. Understand systems of measurements used in pharmacology.
5. Recognize generic and brand name drugs commonly described in 
   medical specialities such as urology, cardiology, ob/gyn, etc.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus 
developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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