WELCOME TO PHARMACOLOGY
Reference # 500720
Bobby Varghese MSN RN
Associate Professor , Broward College
Office Phone: 954.201.6781, 954 .201.6851
Department Fax: 954.201.6397
Office Hours: By appointment
Virtual Office Hours: By Appointment
BC's Emergency Hotline Number: 954.201.4900
MANDATORY FACE TO FACE ORIENTATION IS SCHEDULED ON
August 25, 2014 at Central Campus, Broward College.
Location-Will be announced laterDuration : 1 hour
Time- 3:00pm-4:00 pm
Time- 3:00pm-4:00 pm
General Course OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, the student will:
incorporate principles of the nursing process in their understanding of the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of patient care
utilize nomenclature associated with the study of pharmacology
identify the effects of specific drug groups on body systems
demonstrate knowledge of the patient care provider's role, professionally and legally, in the safe administration of medications
Course PrerequisitesStudents: To maximize your chances for success in this course, make sure that you meet the following course prerequisites:
Course Prerequisites and Co requisites: BSC 1085, BSC 1085L, BSC 1086, BSC 1086L
Computer Knowledge and Skills:
Students in this course should be familiar with the following computer skills.
File Management - You should be familiar with finding and saving files on your computer.
The Internet - You should be familiar with connecting to the Internet through an Internet Service Provider or Network Connection.
Web Browser Software - You should be familiar with using web browser software to navigate the Internet and locate information.
Email - You should be familiar with sending and receiving email messages.
Discussions - You should be familiar with posting and reading discussion messages in a threaded format.
Attachments - You should be familiar with sending email messages with attached files.
Word Processing - You should be familiar with creating, editing, saving, and printing documents using Microsoft Word.
You'll need a BC email address to access the online portion of this course.
Obtain a University/College Library Card. You will need either a County Library Card which you may obtain at either North Campus or South Campus Library or a University/College Library Card from the Central Campus Library. These cards will allow you to use select library databases. (optional)
Course Hardware & Software RequirementsStudents: To complete the online segments of this course, you must have access to computer hardware and software that meets or exceeds BC's minimum hardware and software standards for e-learning courses. It is strongly recommended that you check your computer to verify that its hardware and software configuration meets or exceeds the BC standard.
Required Course Materials
Students: Required course materials are described below
Pharmacology for Nurses-A Pathophysiologic Approach
Methods of Instruction
This is a 2 credit hour course. This class is taught entirely online with the exception of mandatory on-campus examinations on 3 (three)Sundays and one hour orientation on August 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm
See the course schedule for a description of learning activities. Students are responsible for regularly reviewing the course schedule and completing all required class assignments.
Course Participation and Attendance PolicyRegular, active, and meaningful participation in online learning activities is a critically important component of this course and is essential to your success. It is recommended that you check into the course site several times during the online week. Frequency and quality of participation may affect your grade.
Active participation is expected of all students in this course.
Check your email and course discussions regularly. Ask questions.
Post and respond to messages.
BC Attendance Policy: Please familiarize yourself with BC attendance policy
Course Schedule and Assignments
HSC 1149 PHARMACOLOGY
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT- ONLINE
UNIT 1 Core Concepts in Pharmacology
Chapter 1 Introduction to Pharmacology: Drug Regulation and Approval
Chapter 2 Drug Classes and Schedules
Chapter 3 Principles of Drug Administration
Chapter 4 Pharmacokinetics
Chapter 5 Pharmacodynamics
UNIT 2 Pharmacology and the Nurse-Patient Relationship
Chapter 6 The Nursing Process in Pharmacology
Chapter 7 Drug Administration Throughout the Lifespan
Chapter 8 Psychosocial, Gender, and Cultural Influences on Pharmacotherapy
Chapter 9 Medication Errors and Risk Reduction
Chapter 10 Herbal and Alternative Therapies
Chapter 11 Substance Abuse
Chapter 12 Emergency Preparedness and Poisonings
UNIT 3 The Nervous System
Chapter 13 Drugs Affecting the Autonomic Nervous System
Chapter 14 Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia
Chapter 15 Drugs for Seizures
Chapter 16 Drugs for Emotional and Mood Disorders
Chapter 17 Drugs for Psychoses
Chapter 18 Drugs for the Control of Pain
Chapter 19 Drugs for Local and General Anesthesia
Chapter 20 Drugs for Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System
Chapter 21 Drugs for Neuromuscular Disorders
Chapter 32 Drugs for Immune System Modulation
Chapter 33 Drugs for Inflammation and Fever
Chapter 37 Drugs for Neoplasia
UNIT 4 The Cardiovascular and Urinary Systems
Chapter 22 Drugs for Lipid Disorders
Chapter 23 Drugs for Hypertension
Chapter 24 Drugs for Heart Failure
Chapter 25 Drugs for Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction
Chapter 26 Drugs for Dysrhythmias
Chapter 27 Drugs for Coagulation Disorders
Chapter 28 Drugs for Hematopoietic Disorders
Chapter 29 Drugs for Shock
Chapter 30 Diuretic Therapy and Drugs for Renal Failure
Chapter 31 Drugs for Fluid Balance, Electrolyte, and Acid—Base Disorders
UNIT 5 The Immune System
Chapter 34 Drugs for Bacterial Infections
Chapter 35 Drugs for Fungal, Protozoan, and Helminthic Infections
Chapter 36 Drugs for Viral Infections
UNIT 6 The Respiratory System
Chapter 38 Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis and the Common Cold
Chapter 39 Drugs for Asthma and Other Pulmonary Disorders
UNIT 7 The Gastrointestinal System
Chapter 40 Drugs for Peptic Ulcer Disease
Chapter 41 Drugs for Bowel Disorders and Other Gastrointestinal Conditions
Chapter 42 Drugs for Nutritional Disorders
UNIT 8 The Endocrine System
Chapter 43 Drugs for Pituitary, Thyroid, and Adrenal Disorders
Chapter 44 Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus
Chapter 45 Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Female Reproductive System
Chapter 46 Drugs for Disorders and Conditions of the Male Reproductive System
UNIT 9 The Integumentary System and Eyes/Ears
Chapter 47 Drugs for Bone and Joint Disorders
Chapter 48 Drugs for Skin Disorders
Chapter 49 Drugs for Eye and Ear Disorders
THE CHAPTERS AND GRADING RUBRICS WILL BE MODIFIED IF REQUIRED
ASSESSMENT & GRADES
TESTING METHOD TESTING ENVIRONMENT TOTAL POINTS
Exam 1 Campus 40
Exam 2 Campus 40
Exam 3 Campus 40
Quizzes(Each right response worth 2 points)
Quiz 1 Online 20
Quiz 2 Online 20
Quiz 3 Online 20
Quiz 4 Online 20
Quiz 5 Online 20
Quiz 6 Online 20
Quiz 7 Online 20
Quiz 8 Online 20
Online 2X8=16 points
Check in Online (2)
Brief biography Online(1)
Syllabus acceptance Online (1)
Syllabus quiz (0)
Syllabus quiz (0)
Grade = A 276-300(92-100%)
Grade = B 249-275(83-91%)
Grade = C 219-248(73-82%)
Grade = D 189-218 (63-72%)
Grade = F Less than 189