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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

AHSE 172 - Pharmacology

Credits: 2
LEC hours per week: 2
An overview of the principles of pharmacology and general drug classifications and formulations. Legal aspects of medication administration will be discussed. The students will be introduced to the care and handling of many medications and receive an awareness of drug related problems. This class is open to Medical Assisting students, Nursing students, and other interested health professionals. Formerly: HO 172.
Course Outcomes:
  • Identify the basic principles of pharmacology, drug classifications, dosing, interactions and adverse events.
  • Identify the classifications of medication, including desired effects, side effects, and adverse reactions.
  • Accurately describe the relationship between anatomy and physiology of all body systems and medications used for treatment of each.
  • List the safety issues that apply when administering medications, including routes of administrations.
  • Accurately perform dosage calculations using principles of basic arithmetic.
Course Topics:
  1. Mathematics of drug dosage
  2. Principles of pharmacology
  3. Drug classifications
  4. Special situations in pharmacology
  5. Legal aspects of medication administration
  6. Methodology of medication administration