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COURSE SYLLABUS

Fall Semester 2014


BEGINS: August 25 2014 ENDS: December 20, 2014
Originating Campus: Southern Indiana - Sellersburg
COURSE TITLE: Pharmacology
CRN: 36048

NUMBER/SECTION: MEAS 218-01M

CONTACT INFORMATION
Instructor: Assistant Professor, Medical Assisting Program
First Name:
Pam
Last Name:
Burton
Phone Number:
812-246-3301 ext 4198
Cell Number:
Text messages only: 502-751-2685
Email (Ivy Tech Email):
pburton@ivytech.edu
Office/Campus Location: Southern Indiana Sellersburg Pfau Hall: B-3
Office Hours:
Wednesday: 10:00-11:00 & 1:00 4:00
To make an appointment: Log in to Campus Connect. Under Student Services select
Advising.
Instructors Supervisor:
First Name:
Last Name:
Phone Number:
Email (Ivy Tech Email):
Office/Campus Location:

Ann
Harbeson
812-246-3301 Ext 4383
aharbeso@ivytech.edu
Southern Indiana - Sellersburg

COURSE TITLE: Pharmacology


COURSE NUMBER: MEAS 218
PREREQUISITES: APHY 101 Anatomy and Physiology I and HLHS 101 Medical
Terminology and demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade
of C or better in MATH 023 Essentials of Algebra I.
SCHOOL: Health Sciences
PROGRAM: Medical Assisting
CREDIT HOURS: 3
CONTACT HOURS: Lecture: 3
DATE OF THIS REVISION: Spring, 2014
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS REVISION: Fall, 2014
CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Discusses the most common medications in current use with
emphasis on classifications, uses, routes or administration, dosages, interactions,
incompatibilities, and side effects. Emphasizes the current 50 most commonly prescribed drugs.
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Addresses special precautions, legal aspects, and patient education and preparation and
administration of medications.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the
student will be expected to:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Identify the classifications of medications, including desired effects, side effects and
adverse reactions
Describe the relationship between anatomy and physiology of all body systems and
medications used for treatment in each
Demonstrate knowledge of basic math computations
Apply mathematical computations to solve equations
Identify measurement systems
Define basic units of measurement in metric, apothecary, and household systems
Convert among measurement systems
Identify both abbreviations and symbols used in calculating medication dosages
Discuss implications for disease and disability when homeostasis is not maintained
Describe implications for treatment related to pathology

AAMA Core Curriculum: The following table provides the student with curriculum objectives
covering the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Students can expect to be evaluated in all, or most, of these domains in this course. Some objectives may
have been evaluated previously in another course(s); however, the student is expected to continue
demonstrating their knowledge of and competency in these objectives, regardless of whether or not they
are evaluated again in this course.

Cognitive

I. Anatomy &
Physiology

8.
9.
11.
12.

Cognitive

II. Applied Math

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

AAMA Core Curriculum


Discuss implications for disease and disability when homeostasis
is not maintained
Describe implications for treatment related to pathology
Identify the classifications of medications, including desired
effects, side effects, and adverse reactions
Describe the relationship between anatomy and physiology of all
body systems and medications sued for treatment in each
Demonstrate knowledge of basic math computations
Apply mathematical computations to solve equations
Identify measurement systems
Define basic units of measurement in metric, apothecary and
household systems
Convert among measurement systems
Identify both abbreviations and symbols used in calculating
medication dosages

COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Mathematics applied to dosage calculation


Systems of measurement utilized in the administration of medications
Legal and ethical implications applied to the administration of medications
Prescriptions and their legal implications
Drug names and their uses
a.
Trade

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b. Generic
c.
Chemical
Reading and interpreting medication orders
Sources of drugs
Drug classifications
Sources of drug information
a.
Physicians Desk Reference
b. Pharmacy Times
c.
Drug References
Safe administration of medications
Drug forms and their uses
Routes of administration
a.
Advantages and disadvantages of each route
b. Equipment required for administration of medications by each route
c.
Procedures for administration by each route
Drugs categories and their uses based on the most frequently prescribed medications:
a.
Analgesics and antipyretics
b. Anti-infectives
c.
Anti-neoplastics
d. Drugs of abuse
e.
Immunizations and immunologic agents
f.
Nutritional supplements and vitamins
g. Psychotropic drugs
h. Drugs related to specific body systems;
1). Gastrointestinal medications
2). Nervous system including special senses
3). Skin
4). Urinary system
5). Respiratory system
6). Cardiovascular system including blood
7). Lymphatic system
8). Reproductive system
9). Endocrine system
10). Musculoskeletal system

6.
7.
8.
9.

10.
11.
12.

10.

REQUIRED TEXT & MATERIALS

Gauwitz; Administering Medications: Pharmacology for Health Careers 8th Edition,


McGraw-Hill, 2009 (includes Connect Access Card) ISBN: 9781259288913
Curren; DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS FOR MEDS;4TH Edition Delmar Albany,
NY, 2010 ISBN-13: 9781435438675
Access to a Physicians Desk Reference
You will need to be able to access Campus Connect & Blackboard, as they will be used
in conjunction with face-to-face class sessions.
Ivy Tech Email will also be used

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Cell Phone Usage in Class

You are to leave your cell phone in your purse, turned to silent. IF there is a situation
that necessitates the need to have your cell available during class, please discuss with the
instructor prior to the start of class.
EMERGENCY CALLS: You are to take the call outside of the classroom, away from
any classroom door.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Students who miss a class session are responsible for getting their-in-class work
completed before the next class session. The instructor is not responsible to see that you
are caught up before proceeding with the next lesson. Attendance is important and
students are encouraged to miss as few classes as possible.
If a student misses more than three (3) classes, 5 points will be deducted per each absence
from the final grade
TARDY : Being tardy will count as an absence. (Late 15 min or more)

If a student misses more than 3 classes in a row without discussing this with the instructor, an
attendance report will be filed. If the student is unable to continue in the class the student is
responsible for completing a Change of enrollment withdraw/drop form. If this is not completed
this could result in a failure for the course.

EVALUATION METHODS & Make up Policy


Evaluation of student progress is continuous, utilizing quizzes, written assignments, exams and
demonstration of competencies.
The course is divided into the following lessons:
Lesson 1: Chapter 1 & Handout
Lesson 2: Chapter 2
Lesson 3: Drug References
Lesson 4: Rx Writing & Drug Forms
Lesson 5: Drug Conversions (Dimensional Analysis Textbook required for this lesson)
Lesson 6: Chapter 6 Graded Assignment on Blackboard
Lesson 7: Chapters 8 & 9 - Graded Assignment on Blackboard
Lesson 8: Chapters 10 & 11
Lesson 9 Chapters 12 & 13
Lesson 10: Chapter 7 & 16
Lesson 11: Chapters 14, 15, 17 & 18 Graded Assignment on Blackboard
Quizzes: 18 (Drug quizzes & Abbreviation Quizzes)
Exams: Approx. 8
You must pass the drug conversion exam with 79% or better or this will result in
failure of this course.
Assignments: Completion of 10 drug sheets from the top 50 drugs.
Additional Graded Assignments on Blackboard
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Quizzes will be averaged with graded assignments and will count as 1 test score. You
may drop the lowest quiz score.
Homework: There is assigned homework that is to be completed in McGraw-Hill
Connect. This is required. Must have the access code/card that came with your textbook
purchase. If an access card did not come with your textbook, you will need to purchase
the access code from either the campus bookstore or directly from McGraw-Hill.
Homework is averaged and counts as a quiz grade.

YOU CANNOT MAKE UP QUIZZES, PLEASE DO NOT ASK!


You may use Blackboard to keep track of your scores
In addition to in class materials, you will also have materials and assignments that will be
submitted/ accessed through Blackboard.
Quizzes are given on a weekly basis. You will have drug quizzes on Mondays and
Abbreviations quizzes on Wednesday UNLESS otherwise stated on the course
schedule/calendar.

Graded Assignments: This is a 16-week course and sufficient time is allowed for all
assignments. Late assignments will not be accepted. If you have a SERIOUS problem
that keeps you from submitting assignments on time, please contact the instructor
immediately. The instructor will determine if the seriousness of your problem warrants an
exception to the late assignment rule. Assignments submitted late will be assessed a
minimum of a 10% grade penalty per day late, regardless of the reason
Exceptions will NOT be considered if you do not contact the instructor during the week
that the assignment is originally due. Late assignments will NOT be graded unless you
have received prior approval.

Exams: It is your responsibility to schedule for any missed exams. If you have a
SERIOUS problem that keeps you from taking the exam on time, please contact the
instructor immediately. You must take the exam within one week of the scheduled test
date. You may be assessed a 10 point deduction for taking the exam late. There is no
re-testing of exams. Due to the content of this class ALL exams MUST be taken in order
to remain in the class

If you fail to contact the instructor PRIOR to the exam date /or class time BEFORE the
exam is given, you may receive a zero grade for the exam OR a 20% (20 points)
deduction on the exam.

If you miss more than one exam, it is possible that you will be recommended to drop
the class.

EXCEPTION the only exam that can be re-taken is the Drug Conversion exam. As
noted previously you must pass this exam with a 79% or better to pass this class. You
will be allowed to re-take this exam ONE time.

QUIZZES You cannot make up quizzes OR take if you are tardy. No exceptions.

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EXTRA CREDIT IS NOT GIVEN IN THIS CLASS


In addition to in class materials, you will also have materials and assignments that will be
submitted/ accessed through Blackboard

GRADING
Grading Scale
A = 93-100
B= 85-92
C = 79-84
D = 75-78
F = 0-74

Written
tests =
65% of
grade COLLEGE POLICIES
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Academic Honesty Statement
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academic integrity in all its practices. The faculty value intellectual
= 20%
integrity and a high standardn of
academic conduct. Activities that violate academic integrity
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grade
undermine the quality and diminish the value of educational achievement.
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Cheating on papers, tests, ornalism
other academic
works is a violation of College rules. No student
10in%the
of judgment of the instructor of the class, may be construed as
shall engage in behavior that,
cheating. This may include,grade
but is not limited to, plagiarism or other forms of academic
Quizzes
dishonesty such as the acquisition
without permission of tests or other academic materials and/or
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distribution of these materials and other academic work. This includes students who aid and abet
as well as those who attemptAssignme
such behavior.
nts: 10 %
Copyright Statement
Students shall adhere to the laws governing the use of copyrighted materials. They must insure
that their activities comply with fair use and in no way infringe on the copyright or other
proprietary rights of others and that the materials used and developed at Ivy Tech Community
College contain nothing unlawful, unethical, or libelous and do not constitute any violation of
any right of privacy.
ADA Statement
Ivy Tech Community College seeks to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified
individuals with documented disabilities. If students need an accommodation because of a
documented disability, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services.
Office of Disability Support Services Contact Sellersburg Campus
First Name:
Sarah
Last Name:
Richards
Phone Number:
812-246-3301 ext 4179
Email (Ivy Tech Email):
arichards19@ivytech.edu
Office/Campus Location:
Testing Center

COURSE POLICIES & PROCEDURES


Due Dates & Deadlines
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The Syllabus and Course Calendar are two important tools to help students understand the
course, student and instructor expectations, and deadlines. Both documents can be found under in
the course within Blackboard.
Students are required to submit work on time for a chance to receive credit. Deadlines for each
week/assignment are summarized on the course calendar. Students should check the calendar
frequently for deadlines and to be aware of what to expect next. Deadlines are subject to change.
ONLINE INTERNET ASSIGNMENTS: Students are responsible for timely assignment
submission. Should a computer system or network go down, students must still turn in work in a
timely manner. Dont wait until the last minute. Plan ahead by seeking alternative means for
submitting work before needed. Local libraries and all Ivy Tech Community College campuses
can serve as alternative resources. Contact the closest/most convenient campus or other public
lab for schedules and Internet availability. Not having access to the required software on a home
or work computer is not a legitimate excuse for turning in homework late.
Attendance Policy Dont Get Dropped from Class!
LAST DAY TO DROP FOR 100% REFUND: 9-5-2014
While it is important to be timely and on-schedule throughout any course, students need to be
aware of an important college policy. Ivy Tech performs administrative drops for students who
do not attend class early in the semester. Attendance in an online course is determined by
whether a student has submitted work or not. Assignments may actually be due on another day
(see course calendar), but students need to turn in something worth points before the NSW
deadline in order to avoid being dropped for non-attendance.
Last Day to Withdraw: November 15, 2014
If a student wishes to withdraw from this course, students are responsible for completing an
official withdrawal form with the registrar. The last day to withdraw from this course is:
Right of Revision
The college reserves the right to change any statements, policies or scheduling as necessary.
Students will be informed promptly of any and all changes.

COURSE COMMUNICATION
Instructor Commitment
Ivy Tech Community College instructors are committed to responding to students within two
business days. If a student sends communication, but does not receive a response, they should
double-check that the correct communication method was used and that the correct location is
being checked for a reply.
Email: all students must use the email function of the course for course-related communications.
Students can send email from within the course in Blackboard, but will not receive responses
inside the course. All emails are received in the Campus Connect email system. Students can
also use the Campus Connect email system to send email.
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To access email from within the course:


1. Log into Blackboard & enter the course.
2. Click on the Communication & Tools button, then Send Email. Please DO NOT use
the MESSAGES feature inside Communication.
3. Select All Instructor Users to email the instructor.
4. To send an email to another member of the class, choose Select Users and choose the
name(s) from the list. Use the right-facing arrow to move the person into the recipient
box.
If you send an email from Blackboard, the response will be sent to your college email account
outside of Blackboard located in Campus Connect. To access Campus Connect, go to:
http://cc.ivytech.edu.
Online Communication Etiquette: Students are expected to uphold their responsibilities in
terms of appropriate and professional communication with faculty and peers. Please review the
Students Rights and Responsibilities section of the student handbook and review common
netiquette (Internet etiquette) practices, like those found at: http://www.albion.com/netiquette/.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
Optional Campus Support
Students are welcome to use the services and equipment available at the most convenient Ivy
Tech Campus. Services include academic advising, equipment, libraries, and tutoring. Please
locate the most convenient Ivy Tech campus by reviewing the information at
http://ivytech.edu/campuses/.
Library
The Ivy Tech Library is available to students on- and off-campus, offering full text journals,
books, and other resources essential for course assignments. The Library can be accessed from
the Library tab in Blackboard or from the Library tab in Campus Connect.
Click for Help for Blackboard
Log into Blackboard at http://online.ivytech.edu and visit the Click for Help tab for
information about computer downloads. This tab provides students with important computer
information, including security software, viewer software for users without Microsoft products,
adobe reader, flash player, java, and more.

MEAS 218-01 PHARMACOLOGY


FALL SEMESTER 2014
This is a summary of lessons, assignments, quizzes and exams. Drug quizzes will be on Mondays and abbreviation
quizzes will be on Wednesdays UNLESS there is a scheduled exam or otherwise stated on the schedule. The
instructor retains the prerogative to change the schedule as needed.

WEEK
Lesson- Topics to be covered
Deliverables / handouts

1
Mon 8-19-14

Introduction to Course
Review Syllabus & Course objectives
Handout: Lesson 1 & Handout

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Handouts: Syllabus, Top 50 Drugs,


Abbreviation List, Lesson 1 Outline

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Abbreviation Quiz #1
Begin Lesson 1 (Ch 1)

1
Wed 8-21-14

2
Mon 9-1-14

Continue with lesson 1

NOTE: No class on Monday 9-1-14 Labor Day Holiday

Continue with Lesson 1


Abb Quiz #2

Wed : 9-3-14

3
Mon 9-8-14

3
WED 9-10-14

Drug Quiz # 1
Complete Lesson 1 & outline
Review for exam

Handouts: Test Review Sheet

TEST: Lesson 1

You may leave after you have


finished the exam.

4
Mon 9-15-14
4
Wed 9-17-14
5
Mon 9-22-14

Drug Quiz #2
Begin Lesson 2

Return Exams
Registration Information
Handout: Lesson 2 Outline


Abbreviation Quiz # 3
Continue Lesson 2

Drug Quiz # 3
Complete Lesson 2 & Review for Exam

EXAM: LESSON 2
(no quiz )

5
Wed 9-24-14

Begin Lesson 3: Drug References


(Handout)
DRUG QUIZ #4

6
Wed 10-1-14

Abbreviation Quiz # 4
Begin Lesson 4 Drug Forms & Rx Writing

7
Mon 10-6-14
7
Wed 10-8-14

Drug Quiz #5
Continue Lesson 4 : Rx Writing & Documentation

8
Wed 10-15-14
9
Mon 10-20-14

Handouts: Review for exam


You may leave after you have
finished the exam.

6
Mon 9-29-14

8
Mon 10-13-14

Return Exam
Handouts: Lesson Outline
Drug Sheet Assignment Given: DUE
ON 10-15-14
Handouts: Lesson Outline
Rx Activities

Handout: Documentation Activity

Abbreviation Quiz #1
Review Rx Homework Review for exam

Handout: Exam Review Sheet

EXAM: DRUG FORMS & RX WRITING

You may leave after you have


finished the exam.

Quiz: Abbreviation #2
BEGIN LESSON 5 DRUG CONVERSIONS
Intro to the Metric System
Review Chapters 1-5 DA test
Will be assigned Homework
DRUG SHEETS DUE
DRUG QUIZ: # 6
Review Homework, Continue with Lesson 5, will
Homework will be assigned

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You will need Dimensional analysis


for Meds Text & calculator
Handouts: Drug Conversions
You will need Dimensional analysis
for Meds Text & calculator
Handouts: Drug Conversions

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9
Wed 10-22-14
10
Mon 10-27-14
10
Wed 10-29-14

No Quiz
Review Homework, Continue with Lesson 5, will
Homework will be assigned


No Quiz
Review Homework, Continue with Lesson 5, will
Homework will be assigned

No Quiz
Review Homework, Continue with Lesson 5, will
Homework will be assigned

11
Mon 11-3-14

DRUG CONVERSION QUIZ


Review Homework Review for Exam

11
Wed 11-5-14

REMINDER: You must score 79% or above on this


exam. If you do not pass on the first attempt, you
will need to meet with the Professor prior to
scheduling a re-test.

12
Mon 11-10-14

DRUG QUIZ # 7
Begin Lesson 8 (Ch 10 & 11)

12
Wed 11-12-14
13
Mon 11-17-14
13
Wed 11-19-14

Abbreviation Quiz #3
Continue Lesson 8

You will need Dimensional analysis


for Meds Text & calculator
Handouts: Drug Conversions
You will need Dimensional analysis
for Meds Text & calculator
Handouts: Drug Conversions
You will need Dimensional analysis
for Meds Text & calculator
Handouts: Drug Conversions
You will need Dimensional analysis
for Meds Text & calculator
Handouts: Drug Conversions

TEST: DRUG CONVERSION

Mon 11-24-14

You will need to bring your calculator


and a pencil.
Review Exam
ASSIGN: Lesson 6 Graded
Assignment to include HW

LESSON 6 DUE 11-17-14 by midnight.

On Bb: Test Review Sheet


You may leave after you have
finished the exam

EXAM: LESSON 8

NO Class: Out of class Assignment:


GRADED ASSIGNMENT: LESSON 7 on Blackboard Due 12-8-14

Fall Break & Thanksgiving Holiday - No class 11-25-14 to 11-30-14


14
Mon 12-1-14
14
Wed 12-3-14
15
Mon 12-8-14
15
Wed 12-10-14

Drug Quiz #8
Begin Lesson 9: Ch 12 & 13
Abb Quiz # 4
Complete Lesson 9

Assign Lesson 11 : Bb
Due: 12-15-14 by midnight

TEST: Lesson 9
Lesson 7 Due on Blackboard tonight by midnight

You may leave after you have


finished the exam

Drug Quiz #9
BEGIN LESSON 10 ( Ch 7, 16, 20 & 21 to include
supplemental materials - handout

Graded Assignment: lesson 9 Due


On Blackboard (Ch 14, 15, 17 & 18)

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16
Mon 12-15-14
16
Wed 12-17-14

Drug Quiz #10


Continue Lesson 10 & Review for Final Exam
Lesson 11 Due on Blackboard tonight by midnight

Handout: Final Exam Review Sheet

Final exam is the last exam taken. It


FINAL EXAM LESSON 10 & CH 1 to include handout
is not comprehensive. Covers Lesson
Bring your outline & text
10 & some content from lesson 1.

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