This course was developed
to introduce you to the drug categories and expected therapeutic action as well
as interactions and/or side effects.
will be expected to know the names and actions of several different
name for each category as well as how to find information about various
using resources such as drug handbooks.
Content in the
course is provided online via audio lectures and printed materials.
Course requirements include the completion of weekly assignments,
discussions, and quizzes as well as three major exams. The course is
completed within the Desire2Learn learning
Course Catalog Description
This course introduces students to basic pharmacological concepts, drug legislation,
and drug categories. Emphasis is on commonly used drugs and their effects on
body systems. Drug reference utilization is included.
Text for Spring 2012:
R. (2011). Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations, 6th
Ed. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar
Learning. ISBN: 978-1-435-48033-9
R. (2011). Study Guide to Accompany Essentials of Pharmacology for Health
Occupations, 6th Ed.
Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning. ISBN: 978-1-4354-8037-7
Suggested References: Medical Dictionary,
Anatomy & Physiology Text; Drug reference
are expected to login to the course a minimum of two times per week
throughout the semester. You are not required to be online at any
particular time or days.
are no on-campus requirements. There is, however, is one proctored
exam in this course that must be taken in an approved proctor setting.
Approved proctor settings may be off campus in the student's home
community. To learn more about what is considered an "approved proctor," please review the FAQ page
Please feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions about the course.