BIOL 200 - Syllabus

BIOL 200 - Syllabus - Summer 2009 Bio 200 Pharmacology An...

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Unformatted text preview: Summer 2009 Bio 200 Pharmacology: An Introduction to Basic Drug Groups Course Objective Students will study the classification of medications and basic principles of pharmacology from legislation and pharmacokinetics through receptor theory, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. Medications will be grouped by body systems and treatment options will be related to the pathophysiological state of the patient. Drug groups are discussed above individual medications with emphasis on autonomic, CNS and Cardiovascular agents although drugs aecting all body systems. Dr. Kate Egan Ofice: HS 115 Ofice Phone: 714.892.7711 ext. 51125 Ofice Hours: after lecture email: [email protected] Text(s): Required: Roohk, Pharmacology: An Introduction to Basic Drug Groups, 13th edition Required: Clicker (Turning Point Technologies) to be purchased at the GWC bookstore. Needs to be purchased and registered on blackboard by Week 3 of class. Drop Policy I will not drop any student from class. If you decide to stop showing up for class but you forget to drop yourself from the class in an oficial way then you will get an “F” in the class. Please be sure to drop yourself! Exams Exams are a combination of multiple-choice questions and short answer questions. All exams will be given at the beginning of class time in lecture. Come on time to class on the night of the exam. If you are more than 15 minutes late you will not be able to take the exam. If you have an emergency and are going to be more than 15 minutes late, be sure to contact me BEFORE class. Sometimes I do change an exam date depending upon the how students are grasping the material. There will be three exams and one comprehensive final (75 multiple choice questions). Bring PAR scantrons and your student ID number to each exam (3 PAR scantrons for exams (form no. X-101864-PAR-L), red PAR scantron for final exam (form no. F-289-PAR-L) Makeup Policy It is your responsibility to obtain documentation verifying why you had to miss an exam. It is your responsibility to inform me that you need to make up the exam within one class session of missing the exam AND NO LATER. A student can only make up ONE EXAM Cheating Policy Don’t! Any student caught cheating will receive an “F” in the class. ( www.goldenwestcollege.edu/admissions/honesty.html) Summer 2009 Bio 200 Pharmacology: An Introduction to Basic Drug Groups TOPICS COURSE INTRODUCTION LECTURE: UNIT 1, 2, 3 ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE WEEK DATE JUN 24, 2009 ASSESSMENT 1,2,3 LECTURE VIDEOS: 1,2,3,4 HWK 1 ASSESSMENT 4 LECTURE VIDEOS: 4& 5 JUL 1, 2009 EXAM 1: UNIT 1-3 assessment 1,2,3 due online 10 AM Hwk 1 Due (in class) LECTURE: UNIT 4 JUL 8, 2009 LECTURE: UNIT 4 & 5 ASSESSMENT 5 REVIEW LECTURE VIDEOS EXTRA CREDIT 1 LECTURE VIDEO 6 JUL 15 2009 EXAM 2: UNITS 4,5 assessment 4 & 5 due online by 10 AM extra credit 1 due in class LECTURE: UNIT 6 LECTURE VIDEOS 6 , 7,8 HWK 2 ASSESSMENT 6,7 JUL 22, 2009 EXAM 3: UNIT 6,7 assessment 6,7,8 due online 10 AM Hwk 2 Due (in class) LECTURE: UNIT 9 ASSESSMENT 8,9,10 ONLINE ANTI-INFECTIVE EXAM (DUE: 7/29) HWK 3 EXTRA CREDIT ARTICLE JUL 29, 2009 LECTURE UNIT 10 ANTI-INFECTIVE ONLINE EXAM DUE 10 AM Assessment 9 & 10 due online 10 AM Hwk 3 Due (in class) Extra Credit Article Due in class CUMMULATIVE FINAL EXAM IMPORTANT DATES: Last Day to add the course:6/23//09 Last Day to drop without a “W”: 7/1/09 Last Day to drop with a “W”: 7/22/09 Course Information Homework: There will be three assignments during the semester each worth 5 points for a total of 15 points possible. Each assignment will have a due date and will not be accepted late. Also, there will be an opportunity to earn 5 points extra credit with an assignment due the meeting before the final exam. Assessments: There will be ten unit assessments (10 pts each) to be competed during the week listed on the course syllabus. The assessment needs to be completed before the subsequent lecture. No late assessments will be accepted. Participation: There will be 4 clicker exercises (5 pts each) done during the live lectures. If you do not have your clicker you will not receive any points for that exercise. Evaluations and Grading - During the semester, you will be given three 100-point exams (each with 70 points multiple choice and 30 points short answers), and a comprehensive 150-point final exam (all multiple choice). The final exam will include information from all units (1-10). The exams will be given in the live lecture and will be one hour long. There will be NO MAKE-UP EXAMS. In case of emergencies, one exam may be made up at the time of the final if you make arrangements in advance. Grading Scale: A = 90%, B = 80%, C = 70%, D = 60% Once grades are assigned at the end of the semester, I will not change them, please do not ask. Possible Points Homework: 15 points Assessments: 100 points Participation (clicker): 20 points Exam 1(Units 1-3): 100 points Exam 2 (Units 4-5): 100 points Exam 3 (Units 6-8): 100 points Final (cumulative): 150 points Total 585 points Grading Scale for Course A = 90% of 585 = 526 points B = 80% of 585 = 468 points C = 70% of 585 = 409 points D = 60% of 585 = 351 points Grading Scale for an Exam A = 90% of 100 = 90 points B = 80% of 100 = 80 points C = 70% of 100 = 70 points D = 60% of 100 = 60 points Grading Scale for Final Exam (Persons with a higher letter grade on Final than their average will be raised one grade.) A = 135 points B = 120 points C = 105 points D = 90 points Some additional expectations: 1. Lecture is important. Exam questions are drawn from both lecture material/class notes. If you miss class it is your responsibility to obtain notes from someone who was there. Come to class on time. Most announcements are made at the beginning of class. If you are late, be sure to ask a classmate for material you missed. I expect to adhere to the published schedule, however, it is possible that an exam may be delayed one class meeting or so. I suggest you exchange phone numbers with classmates so you have a contact in case you should be missing information. You have my number and email as well. Use it. Be courteous to your classmates and to me. If you are unavoidably late to class, enter as quietly as possible and with the least disruption (no door slamming, talking, book dropping, etc.) Talking or whispering is far more disruptive than you realize. It disturbs people near you or even across the room. If you must communicate to the person next to you, write notes. That way, only the two of you are involved. Keep up with your studying. When the Carnegie unit system was established, it was assumed that the student would spend 2-3 hours outside of class studying for every one hour in class. Thus 15 units would translate to a full time load of 45-60 hours depending on your background in the subjects studied and your ability. Before lecture, thumb through the related sections in the notes. You will then come to class with a general idea about the topic to be covered. After lecture, review your notes as soon as possible. Annotate and clarify your lecture notes so that they will make sense in a week or two when your memory is not as clear. 2. 3. 4. 5. “Learn in Layers”: (1) With each section, pause and identify main ideas as identified by the objective. Once you have identified major concepts, (2) learn the facts that support those ideas. (3) Compare and contrast the dierent medications... how are they the same, how are they dierent. (4) Vocabulary that is emphasized in lecture is probably important to know. Vocabulary that is not in the lecture will not be on the tests. 6. Consider forming study groups. You might meet before class to clarify your class notes and discuss the material. Explaining a topic to someone else is one of the best ways to increase your understanding of it and to find areas of confusion. Often what you do not understand, a classmate does, and vice versa. Try it. ...
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