Tuesday, December 7, 2010



 HSC 1149

Bobby Varghese MSN,RN, CNE
Associate Professor , Broward College
Certified Academic Nurse Educator

Office Phone: 954.201.6781, 954 .201.6851
Email: bvarghes@broward.edu (All email communication should be through Desire to Learn. Use this ID only if you have an emergency or when you are unable to access D2L email)
Department Fax: 954.201.6397
Office Hours: By appointment
Virtual Office Hours: By Appointment
BC's Emergency Hotline Number: 954.201.4900
 Central Campus, Broward College.

Location-Building 17/ 219
Duration : 1 hour
You will get access to HSC 1149 course in your D2L(BC Online Platform)
Full Syllabus will be posted online for review.
Course Description
A course designed to introduce the Nursing student to the essential concepts and principles of pharmacology. Included are the concepts of pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics. There is an emphasis on the application of the nursing process as a practical organizational tool utilized in the care of the patient receiving pharmacological agents.
General Course Outcomes
Upon 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 Prerequisites
Students: 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.
Other Requirements
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 Requirements
Students: 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
Required Text
1.ADAMS,Micheal Patrick , HOLLAND,Jr.Leland Norman and URBAN,Carol Q
(4th Edition).

Pharmacology for Nurses-A Pathophysiologic Approach

2.Deglin, J., & Vallerand, A. (Current edition).Davis' Drug Guide. Philadelphia, PA: Davis Company
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 Policy
Regular, 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

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                                                



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)
Grading Scale
Grades Points
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

1 comment:

  1. Hello Mr. Varghese,
    My name is Alicia Mendez, I am very happy to be in the nursing program, this is my first time to take classes on-line, for that reason I am a little nervous about it, but I going to do my best!.
    I will be at the meeting on 8/25.
    Thanks a lot,
    Alicia Mendez