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Edmonds Community College    
  Feb 17, 2018
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AHE 172 - Pharmacy Terminology

Maximum of 3.0 possible 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 , 129  all with a minimum grade of 2.0 or equivalent. Permit code required.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

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

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