Pharmacology%20Syllabus%20Fall%2007

Pharmacology%20Syllabus%20Fall%2007 - UNIVERSITY OF SAN...

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Unformatted text preview: UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF NURSING N211.01 PHARMACOLOGY 3 UNITS FALL 2007 FACULTY: DR. ANGELA BANKS, RN, PhD OFFICE: COWELL 302 (415) 422-6393 Email: adbanks@usfca.edu All rights to this syllabus reserved by the School of Nursing. NOT TO BE DUPLICATED UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF NURSING Spring 2007 N211.01 Pharmacology 3 Units Course Description This theory course focuses on the effects of drugs and drug interactions of the individual throughout the life span. Emphasis is on the nursing role in medication administration with considerations of the impact of legal, social, and technological changes. Teaching plans for clients and their families are a major focus. Course Prerequisites N212; Bio 113, 114, 115, 134, 135 (N210 is desirable but not a prerequisite) Course Corequisites None. Course Objectives At the completion of this course the student will be able to: 1. Use an historical, legal, and ethical perspective to explain the professional nurses evolving role in medication administration. 2. Explain the general mechanisms of drug action, drug availability, and pharmacokinetics of commonly used medications across the life span. 3. Distinguish between drug interactions and drug toxicity according to their life threatening properties. 4. Explain the action, pharmacokinetics, and unwanted effects of specific drugs affecting a variety of physiological functions. 5. Use the steps of the nursing process to select appropriate nursing actions for clients receiving a variety of medications. 6. Analyze the effects of culture and other factors on the belief systems of individuals regarding medications. 7. Apply principles of critical thinking when administering medications to clients in simulated clinical settings. 8. Collect information about drugs using a variety of professional sources including electronic and written. 9. Recognize issues related to current ethical and psychosocial problems concerning pharmacology. 2 Teaching Strategies It is the faculty's responsibility to provide a structure and framework for learning, and to give guidance and direction in all learning experiences. It is the students' responsibility to learn the course material. Behaviors that enhance learning include: reading class assignments prior to coming to class, arriving to class on time, attending class regularly, reviewing notes and readings regularly, preparing for exams, completing all assignments on time and in the manner specified, and applying course content during clinical experiences. Students will be given guidance through role models, class discussions, readings, and individual conferences. Academic Honesty Policy Truth seeking is one of the factors that predispose a person towards critical thinking. Honesty and truthfulness are essential to our professional practice as registered nurses. Consequently, the faculty expects absolute integrity from all students in this course. Evidence of breach of integrity (cheating, dishonesty, plagiarism) associated with LRC assignments and performance, examinations and/or written...
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