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Edmonds Community College    
  Feb 22, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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AHE 173 - Applied Pharmacology I

5.0 Credits
Covers descriptions and classification of drugs, drug action, and drug uses. Reviews terminology associated with medication ordering, dosing, and administration safety. Identifies issues with sound alike drugs and effective use of drug references.
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. Spell, pronounce, define, and identify drug classification and names.
  2. Provide an example of a representative drug when given a specific drug class.
  3. Identify common medications related to body systems, their classifications, side effects, indications, and common interactions.
  4. Provide brand and generic names for representative drug classes.
  5. Incorporate the use of textbook and reference materials to identify a drug and its uses, dosage form, side effects, contraindication, and warnings (patient education).
  6. Identify sound alike drugs and problem identification within prescriptions, as well as knowing what the medications are used for and be able to prevent medication errors.

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