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AHEA 115 - Pharmacology for Allied Health

3 Credit: (2.5 lecture, 1 lab, 0 clinical) 3.5 Contact Hours: [AHEA 109 , AHEA 215 , CMIS 101 , BUSN 183 , and (AHEA 116  or BIOL 105 )]


This course is designed for the medical assistant and other allied health students. It provides the theoretical framework for the fundamental principles and concepts of pharmacology. Topics essential to understanding drugs, legislation relating to drugs, drug classifications and actions, and drug references will be discussed. Basic principles for medication administration will also be included and practiced in a correlating lab session. The responsibility of the medical assistant in understanding and administering drugs and safety for the client will be emphasized.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:

Apply Anatomy & Physiology

I.C.11

Identify the classifications of medications including:

 

a.

indications for use

 

b.

desired effects

 

c.

side effects

 

d.

adverse reactions

 

Apply Mathematics

II.C.1

Demonstrate knowledge of basic math computations

II.C.2

Apply mathematical computations to solve equations

II.C.3

Define basic units of measurement in:

 

a.

the metric system

 

b.

the household system

II.C.4

Convert among measurement systems

II.C.5

Identify abbreviations and symbols used in calculating medication dosages

II.P.1

Calculate proper dosages of medication for administration

 

Taken from the 2015 Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting



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