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Pharmacology and Medical Treatment (Bios 200)

      

 

Contact Hours:

4

Credit Hours:

4

 

Instructor: Nusin A Van Winkle, MD

Phone: 972-929-7036

Email: nvanwinkle@dal.devry.edu

Office: Adjunct Faculty Staff Office

Visiting Hours: 17:00 - 18:00 by appointment (phone or email)

Class Meeting: Wednesday, 18:00-22:00, Room # 272 / 260

 

Instructor Introduction:

 

I reside in Richardson. I am originally from Turkey, where I earned my “Medical Doctor” title at Dokuz Eylul University Medical School and worked in the different areas of healthcare industry.

 

Course Description:

 

This course surveys indications for the use of commonly prescribed pharmaceutical treatments. Terminology and classifications of drugs and their effects on human body systems are reviewed. The uses of surgical interventions and non-drug therapeutic treatments are explored as well, in the context of addressing patient diagnoses and conditions.  Students apply knowledge gained to practice examples.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOS-105) and Basic Medical Terminology

(HIT-110).

 

Text and Materials:

 

Turley, Susan.  Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals. 3rd Ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003.  ISBN 0-13-041742-4

www.prenhall.com/turley Companion Website

 

Course Terminal Objectives:

  

1.                   Given descriptions of traditional plant, animal, and mineral sources of drugs, relate a drug from each source in common use today; to the illnesses treated by each drug identified.

 

2.                   Given a new experimental drug, trace the steps required to bring this drug to market.

 

3.                   Given a drug, trace the sequence of events which occur following administration.

 

4.                   Given a prescription, relate the component parts to the purpose of each part in communicating with the pharmacist.

 

5.                   Given the large number of drugs available for the treatment of various disorders of the skin, relate the actions of these drugs to examples of specific disorders.

 

6.                   Given that a drug is classified as a “diuretic,” relate its mode of action to conditions for which it may be prescribed.

 

7.                   Given common gastrointestinal disorders, categorize the various drugs used in treatment and describe their mode of action.

 

8.                   Given a disorder of the musculo-skeletal system, categorize by therapeutic effects the various drugs used in treatment.

 

9.                   Given the large number of drugs available for the treatment of various cardiovascular disorders, categorize these drugs by actions.

 

10.               Given a list of pulmonary diseases, relate a drug used to treat each disease to its mode of action

 

11.               Given the generic and trade name of a drug used to treat disorders classified as ophthalmic, endocrine, or diabetic, identify which drug category it belongs to as well as its therapeutic effects.

 

12.               Given the group of drugs referred to as OB/GYN drugs, relate them to the clinical presentations for which they may be prescribed.

 

13.               Given a list of neurological and psychiatric drugs, categorize the drugs and relate them to the neurological or psychiatric disorder for which they may be prescribed.

 

14.               Given a list of antibiotic drugs, categorize the drugs and relate each category to each type of disease they would typically be used to treat.

 

15.               Given a list of common cancers and autoimmune deficiency illnesses, name typical antiviral and chemotherapy drugs prescribed for each illness and relate their mode of action to the progression of the disease.

 

16.               Given a list of common types of medical and surgical operations, briefly define each, and relate their purpose to an example.

 

Program Objectives:

 

The HIT program is designed to produce graduates who are able to:

         Analyze and manage healthcare data

         Support Healthcare data analysis and management using application software

         Perform complex clinical coding tasks

         Support compliance with regulations impacting health information

         Use principals of life sciences and information technology to implement and evaluate solutions to healthcare information technology problems

 

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Course Policies And Requirements:

 

The material presented is designed to be informative, practical, important and useful for the professional healthcare student. Classroom participation and homework assignments are important elements of this class. There will be media presentations and discussions in class; hence attendance at each session is strongly advised. Topics for discussions will be drawn from the assigned reading.

 

It is expected that the student comes to class, prepared with the assigned reading so that class time is spent in explanation of difficulties and discussion.

  

Class Format

 

Lectures, discussions, case studies, presentation, quizzes, exams.

 

Each class will have an assigned topic and associated chapter readings.  We will typically begin each class with a lecture designed to provide structure to the material and to make clear the terminal course objectives surrounding the topic for that session.  The remainder of the class will be used to discuss the relevance and essence of the assigned readings, to relate the material to student experiences and to consider related current developments.

 

Internet plays a critical role in this course. Researching information from various websites is highly recommended. The instructor will recommend some important websites and the students are also encouraged to share some good ones that they may have visited.

 

Assignments: Homework assignments will be worksheets distributed by the instructor or on the internet. The students are expected to do worksheet while they are doing the assigned reading so that they are able to identify the topics to be explained / discussed in class. If a student is absent, it is important to keep up with the assigned reading and do the worksheet so that they do not lag behind.

 

Presentation: Student will prepare a presentation relating to telemedicine, human cloning, new findings in treatment, new drugs discovered or other such contemporary topics which they will have to research from the internet or current journals/magazines. These papers should be about 3-5 typed pages (double spaced, size 12 font) and will be read out in class. The topics have to be chosen by the 4th week, and a brief outline be ready by the 7th week. E-mail your choice of topic to the instructor before the fifth week. Topic on a first come first served basis. Your choice will be confirmed or you will be asked to make another selection. The topics will be presented in the last 6 weeks of class. The papers must include a bibliography.

 

When grading the assignments, factors that will be taken into consideration for grading purposes will include:

 

         Content

         Clarity of ideas presented

         Format / presentation

         Punctuation, spelling and grammar

 

Quizzes: They may consist of multiple choice, true or false, short answer, fill in the blank questions or a combination of these Three quizzes will be given throughout the term on material covered in class and from assigned text readings including questions at the end of each chapter. Exams and Quizzes must be taken at the scheduled times. Makeup quizzes will not be given.

 

Exams: The midterm and final exam questions will cover material from class and relevant chapters from the text, presented up to that point. They may consist of multiple choice, true or false, short answer, fill in the blank questions or a combination of these Please note that the final exam will be comprehensive and will include material covered throughout the term.

  

Academic Integrity

 

Ensuring academic integrity is an educational objective DeVry takes very seriously.  The School’s Academic Policy is printed in the catalog, and the following explanations may be helpful in interpreting what are considered to be violations of the policy.

 

Examinations:  Using notes, looking at another student’s test paper, or providing another student with answers during an examination are violations of the policy.

 

Course Assignments/Projects:  Unless a course assignment is specifically designated as a group/team assignment, collaborating with another student in completing assignments intended to be completed independently or submitting another student’s work as your own are violations of the policy.

 

Research Reports:  To use another person’s ideas, words, expressions, or findings in your writing without acknowledging the source is to plagiarize.  A writer who does not give appropriate credit when quoting, or even paraphrasing, another’s writing is guilty of plagiarism and in violation of the Academic Policy.

 

The policies and procedures set forth in the DeVry Handbook will be the guide for standards of conduct, including cheating, plagiarism, grading and other policies.

  

Grading Policies:

 

            Class Participation, Discussions                                                  5%

            Tests/Quizzes                                                    3X5      =          15%

            Case Study, Presentations                                                          15%

            Assignments/Review Questions                                                  20%

            Midterm Exam                                                                          15%

            Final Exam                                                                                30%

 

Letter grades for each subject are assigned at the end of each semester as follows:

 

Grade

Percentage Equivalent

Grade Point

A

90 – 100

4

B

80 – 89

3

C

70 –79

2

D

60 – 69

1

F

Below 60

0

K

External Transfer Credit

 

P

Proficiency Exam

 

T

Internal Transfer Credit

 

V

Course Audit

 

W

Withdrawal

 

 

Qualitative Descriptions of Grades:

 

Letter Grade

General Performance, Task Performance and Level of Thinking

 

A

Student performs consistently at the highest level; has thorough mastery of virtually all required tasks; is constantly able to think flexibly and adaptively in applying concepts and skills to the definition and solution of new, non-routine and highly complex problems;

B

Student performs consistently most of the time and has achieved substantial mastery of most of the required tasks; is able to think flexibly most of the time with non-routine highly complex problems;

C

Student performs competently most of the time and has satisfactory mastery of the essential required tasks; is able to think flexibly and adaptively some of the time in applying concepts and skills in the definition and solution of new, non-routine and highly complex problems;

D

Student performs at a minimally competent level and has achieved marginal mastery of the minimal essential required tasks; is generally not able to demonstrate higher level thinking, but who, with clear instructions, can be expected to carry out well-defined tasks at a routine level.

  

Semester Schedule:

 

Week 1             Introduction to Pharmacology. Explanation of the syllabus and requirements.

History of Drug: An Overview and Drug Legislation

Assignment: Read Chapter 1, 2 and 3

 

Week 2             Drug Product Development and Routes of Delivery and Drug Cycle Steps

Assignment: Review Questions Chapter 1 and 3. Read Chapter 4, 5 and 6

 

Week 3             Drug Effects and Drug Terminology, Measurement Systems

Assignment: Review Questions Chapter 4, 5 and 6. Read Chapter 7, 8 and 9

 

Week 4             Prescription. Dermatological Drug Treatments and Urinary tract Drugs

                        QUIZ

Assignment: Review Questions Chapter 7, 8 and 9. Read Chapter 10, 11 and 12

 

Week 5             Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System and Musculoskeletal and Analgesic Drugs

Assignment: Review Questions Chapter 10, 11 and 12. Read Chapter 13 and 14

 

Week 6             Cardiovascular, and Emergency Drugs

Assignment: Review Questions Chapter 13, and 14. Read Chapter 15 and 16

 

Week 7             Anticoagulant / Thrombolytic Drugs

MID TERM EXAM

Assignment: Review Questions Chapter 15 and 16. Read Chapter 17

 

Week 8             Pulmonary and Ear, Nose and Throat Drugs

Assignment: Review Questions Chapter 17. Read Chapter 18 and 19

 

Week 9             Ophthalmic, Endocrine, and Antidiabetic Drugs

Assignment: Review Questions Chapter 18 and 19. Read Chapter 20, 21 and 22

 

Week 10           Obstetric and Gynecologic Drugs, Neurological Drugs

QUIZ

Assignment: Review Questions Chapter 20, 21 and 22. Read Chapter 23 and 24

 

Week 11           Neurological Drugs, Psychiatric Drugs and Analgesic Drugs

Assignment: Review Questions Chapter 23 and 24. Read Chapter 24, 25 and 26

 

Week 12           Anti-Infective and Antifungal Drugs

                        QUIZ

Assignment: Review Questions Chapter 24, 25 and 26. Read Chapter 27 and 29

 

Week 13           AIDS/Antiviral Drugs and Chemotherapy Drugs

Assignment: Review Questions Chapter 27, and 29. Read Chapter 28 and 30

 

Week 14           Surgical and Other Non Pharmacologic Treatments

Assignment: Review Questions Chapter 28 and 30.

Read ICD-10-PCS Training Manual, The Surgery Book

 

Week 15           FINAL EXAM

Assignment: All

  

Course Schedule – 15 Week:

 

Week

Topic(s)/Exam

CTO’s

Readings and Laboratory

1

Introduction to Pharmacology, History of Drugs: An Overview and Drug Legislation

1

Text, Chapters 1, 2 & 3

 

2

Drug Product Development and Routes of Delivery and Drug Cycle Steps

2

Text, Chapter 4, 5 & 6

 

3

Drug Effects and Drug Terminology, Measurement Systems

3,4

Text, Chapters 7, 8, & 9

 

4

Prescription

Dermatological Drug Treatments and Urinary tract Drugs

QUIZ

4,5,6

 

1-6

Text, Chapter 10, 11 & 12

 

5

Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System and Musculoskeletal and Analgesic Drugs

7,8

Text, Chapter 13 & 14

 

6

Cardiovascular, and Emergency Drugs

9

Text, Chapters 15 & 16

 

7

Anticoagulant/Thrombolytic Drugs

MID TERM EXAM

9

1-9

Text Chapter 17

8

Pulmonary and Ear, Nose and Throat Drugs

10

Text, Chapter 18 & 19

 

9

Ophthalmic, Endocrine, and Antidiabetic Drugs

11

Text, Chapters 20 & 21

 

10

Obstetric and Gynecologic Drugs

Neurological Drugs

QUIZ

12

 

10-12

Text, Chapter 23 & 24

 

11

Neurological Drugs, Psychiatric Drugs and Analgesic Drugs

13

Text Chapter 24, 25 & 26

 

12

Anti-Infective and Antifungal Drugs

QUIZ

14

13-14

Text, Chapter 27 & 29

 

13

AIDS/Antiviral Drugs and Chemotherapy Drugs

15

Text, Chapter 28 & 30

 

14

Surgical and Other Non Pharmacologic Treatments

16

ICD-10-PCS Training Manual

The Surgery Book

15

FINAL EXAM

All

 

 * The schedules are tentative and subject to change depending upon the progress of the class.

  

 

Web Sites of interest:

 

www.ahima.org

http://www.healthandage.com/html/res/com/indexC.html For pronunciation and conditions, drugs, treatment, and supplements

http://medterms.com/script/main/hp.asp Medical dictionary

www.gurunet.com – Dictionary with pronunciation

www.drugs.com

www.townsendletter.com  Alternative Medicine

MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia:  Laser Surgery

www.Lasersurgery.com

www.ehendrick.org/healthy/000812.htm

www.virtual-anaesthesia-texbook.com/vat/laser.html

MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia:  Radiation Therapy

www.hyperdictionar.com/medical/radiation+surgery

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001918.htm

MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia:  Cryosugery

www.cryoforum.org/index.html

www.me.berkeley.edu/cryosurger/

www.meb.uni-bonn.de/cancers et/600734.html

MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia:  Electrosurgery

http://cis.nci.nih.gov/fact/9_14.htm  National Cancer Institute, Cancer Facts Complementary and Alternative Medicine

www.valleylab.com/static/pofe/pofes.htm

www.skinstreet.net/ectrosurgery.htm/

www.elmed.com/Electrosurgery/Info/intro0.htm

http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?id=SA00083 Mayo Clinic.com, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Center, Biofeedback article and related links

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus   MedlinePlus is a health database maintained by the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine

 

 

   

 

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