District Syllabus
PTN1121
Therapeutic Agents I


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: PTN1001 Introduction To Pharmacy and
HSC1531 Medical Terminology
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course introduces students to pharmaceutical nomenclature and classification. Topics include the evolution and source of medicinal drugs, product identification, storage and dispensing requirements, dosage forms and routes of administration, mechanisms of drug actions, interactions, indications and contraindications. Antibiotics, therapy for fungal and viral infections, anesthetics, analgesics, narcotics, psychiatric and related drugs will be covered in this course.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Mancano, Michael A. and Gallagher, Jason C. Frequently Prescribed Medications: Drugs You Need to Know, 1st ed., Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012. ISBN: 9780763781170
  • Ballington, Don A. and Laughlin, Mary M. Pharmacology for Technicians Workbook, 4th ed., Paradigm, 2010. ISBN: 9780763834791
  • Ballington, Don A. and Laughlin, Mary M.. Pharmacology for Technicians: Understanding Drugs and Their Uses, 4th ed., Paradigm, 2010. ISBN: 9780763834814
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technician Program; background check, drug screen.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will have an 
understanding of the origin of medicinal drugs, product 
identification and dispensing requirements, dosage forms and routes 
of administration, mechanisms of drug actions, and major classes of 
medications.
Course Learning Outcomes:
1. The student will understand the evolution of medicinal drugs.

2.  The student will understand the basic concepts of pharmacology.

3.  The student will understand the basic concepts of dispensing 
    medications.

4. The student will understand the major classes of 
   pharmaceutical products including antibiotics.

5. The student will understand the major classes of 
   pharmaceutical products including therapy for fungal and viral 
   infections.

6. The student will understand the major classes of 
   pharmaceutical products including anesthetics and narcotics.

7. The student will understand the major classes of 
   pharmaceutical products including psychiatric and related drugs.

8. The student will understand the major classes of 
   pharmaceutical products including drugs for central nervous system 
   disorders.


              
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.