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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 14, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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AHE 172 - Pharmacy Terminology

3.0 Credits
Emphasizes specific medical terminology related to pharmacy, including routes of administrations, dosage forms, chemical compounds in terms of elemental symbols and molecular formulas, and specific symbols and abbreviations used in pharmacy.
Prerequisite AHE 110, AHE 116, BSTEC 104, and BSTEC 129, all with a minimum grade of 2.0 or equivalent.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the dangers and/or appropriate or inappropriate use of abbreviations.
  2. Define selected medical and pharmacy terminology (e.g., diseases, medical specialties, pharmacology, pharmacy, weights, and measures).
  3. Describe the various types of pharmaceutical dosage forms.
  4. Name selected chemical compounds in terms of their elemental symbols and chemical formulas.
  5. Define the symbols and abbreviations used in pharmacy.
  6. Learn the value of a computerized pharmacy medication record.
  7. List the components of a prescription and apply that information to the preparation of prescription labels for the patient’s indoctrination.

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