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Unformatted text preview: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING School of Pharmacy COURSE SYLLABUS PHCY 6106 – PHARMACEUTICAL CALCULATIONS Fall 2010 Instructor Information: Instructor: M. Glaucia Teixeira [Tesh-áir-ah], PhD - Assoc. Professor of Pharmaceutics Phone: (307) 766-2690 E-mail: Website: Office: Health Sciences Bldg., Pharmacy, Rm.390 Office Hours: M, T, W, TR, 10-11:00 AM. Other times, check if I am available, or email/leave voice message for an appointment. Prerequisites: MATH 1000 or 1400 or Level 4 on Math placement exam (within 2 years prior to start of course) Course Description: This course emphasizes aspects of basic mathematics and logical skills needed to perform pharmaceutical and clinical calculations. Quantitative reasoning is reassessed through a variety of topics chosen for their applicability and need in a pharmaceutical care setting. Disability Statement: Students, who have a physical, learning, or psychological disability and require accommodations, should let the instructor know as soon as possible. Students also must register with, and provide documentation of disability to the University Disability Support Services (UDSS), Rm. 330, Knight Hall, so accommodations are planned. Objectives/Outcomes/Standards: Review basic mathematics and logical skills needed to perform pharmaceutical and clinical calculations. Upon completing the course, the student should be able to: 1. Master some fundamentals of measurement and calculation: ratio, proportion, dimensional analysis, percentage of error, measurements of weight and volume, aliquot method. 2. Understand the different systems of measurement used in the United States, practice with the Metric system and intersystem conversions. 3. Interpret a prescription or medication order including medical abbreviations and understand medication scheduling and patient compliance. 4. Perform general calculations of doses, including special dosing for the pediatric and elderly patient, drug dosage based on body weight and body surface area; use of Nomograms for calculation of BSA. 5. Reduce and enlarge formulas; perform calculations with “parts”. 6. Solve problems involving percentage (w/v, v/v, w/w) and ratio strength. 7. Solve problems related to concentrating or diluting a liquid or solid medication, stock solutions, and the use of specific gravity on pharmaceutical calculations. Syllabus- PHCY 6106- Teixeira –2010 1 UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING School of Pharmacy 8. Perform isotonicity calculations and other computations related to the preparation of ophthalmics, nasal solutions and enemas. 9. Operate basic calculations necessary to the preparation and dilution of injectables. 10. Perform calculations using Milliequivalents, Millimoles and Milliosmoles. 11. Carry out calculations related to the preparation of parenteral therapy: constituted solutions, intravenous admixtures, rate of flow, calculations involving “units of potency”, insulin units and heparin units. 12. Perform basic calculations that reflect a more patient-oriented, clinical-based practice of pharmacy such as, body mass index, parenteral nutrition compounding, caloric and protein requirements, enteral nutrition, chemotherapy, and biologics for immunization. Text(s) and Readings: Required text: Zatz J.L. and Teixeira M.G., Pharmaceutical Calculations, 4th Edition, 2005, Wiley Interscience. Support materials: 1. Web documents printable through; click on CLASSES, fall 2010, PHCY 6106; log in: web_phcy (case sensitive, no spaces; web, underline, phcy); password: dose-calc#10 (case sensitive, no spaces; dose, dash sign, calc, pound sign, ten). 2. Handouts distributed by instructor. Course Requirements/Graded Assignments: Calculator: any model and brand (needed during all classes and exams). Attendance will not be taken but enrolled students are expected to attend all classes. Attendance to lectures is highly recommended and students are responsible for all material covered and in-class announcements. Attendance is highly recommended for successful completion of the course. Continuous use of self-paced learning format of adopted textbook throughout the semester, including practicing and review problems. Full participation in Class assignments (graded) is required for successful completion of course. Class assignments are problems to be solved after a lecture or during an entire class period. They are announced in advance and are part of the grade in the course. Full participation in Exams is required for successful completion of course. Exams: 3 total; may include subjects covered in a previous exam if the instructor considers necessary and should not be considered as “make-up”. Final Exam: comprehensive; multiple-choice, at date assigned by the office of the Registrar. Syllabus- PHCY 6106- Teixeira –2010 2 UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING School of Pharmacy Grading Standards: GRADING SYSTEM Activity % of grade Class assign. 10 Exams 60 Final Exam 30 GRADE DISTRIBUTION: (UW Regulation 6- 722, Rev.2, 2008) Grade Points Definition A 4 Exceptional (≥ 90 %) B 3 Very good (80 - 89.9 %) C 2 Fair (70 - 79.9 %) D 1 Poor (60 - 69.9 %) F 0 Failure (≤ 59.9 %): may be assigned as a grade for failure to attend, for academic dishonesty, or to indicate failure to formally withdraw or terminate) I 0 Incomplete (temporary mark pending course work completion as agreed in a signed document) *A grade of D or lower or course withdrawal in any required course constitutes failure to progress towards the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and may result in termination from the pharmacy program or inability to be placed in fourth professional year courses. (School of Pharmacy Student Affairs Regulation, 2004) Expectations & Course Standards & Policies: • It is expected that all students: • are on time for classes and remain for the entire period; • act constructively and not show disruptive and uncivil behavior in the classroom or in the instructor’s office, especially in front of other members of the class or the university community; • use words and actions that promote and encourage self-worth, respect, dignity, and professionalism; • ask questions or make comments related only to the subject presented/ discussed in class, which may benefit the entire class. Mindless talking during lecture is inconsiderate, immature behavior. Chit-chat must be left in the hallways where it belongs. The instructor will ask the student(s) to leave the classroom if persistent and disruptive talking happens. • Lectures are step-by-step demonstrations of various problem-solving techniques. They may include discussion of practice problems from the textbook, old quizzes or exams, or from other sources. • Class attendance will not be taken but all enrolled students are expected to attend all classes. Additionally, students are responsible for all material covered. • University sponsored absences are cleared/justified through the Dean of the Students Office, Knight Hall, Room 128 ~ (307) 766-3296 ~ ~ Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00pm. • If a cell phone inadvertently, but continuously, rings during the class, the student may be asked by the instructor to leave the class. Syllabus- PHCY 6106- Teixeira –2010 3 UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING • • • • • • • • • • • • School of Pharmacy Mindless talking during lecture is inconsiderate, immature behavior. Students are expected to ask questions or make comments related to the subject presented/discussed in class, which may benefit the entire class. Chit-chat must be left in the hallways where it belongs. The instructor will ask the student(s) to leave the class if persistent and disruptive talking happens. In some occasions, class assignments may include the use of the textbook and/or students’ notes and the instructor will give permission to have them open. No make-up or early/late graded activities will be considered for any individual student and/or for personal issues non-excusable by UW. For any missed and excusable work, the student should provide as early as possible an excused absence (obtained from the Dean of Students Office or any other appropriate authority) and inform the instructor (prior to the time the graded work would happen) through a phone call or email. Excused absence for missed work should be initiated by the student. Students presenting multiple, repetitive, excused absences will be checked by the instructor with the Dean of Students Office. Make-up of missed work will be at the discretion of the instructor for format and date. Un-excused absence will count as 0%. Prior to exams, all books, notebooks, class notes, reading materials, backpacks and purses should be closed and placed under the student’s desk or at a place designated by the instructor. If a calculator is needed, it should be removed from the student’s bag before initiating the exam. Additionally, hats must be removed or turned backwards be removed or turned backwards; cell phones, pagers, MP3s, IPods and palm-type of technologies will not be allowed in any mode and must be turned off and kept away (not on the student’s desk). Exams will be held during class meeting time (50 min.) and Final Exam held during UW designated time and place. Final Exam must be returned to the instructor. Failure to return the exam together with the bubble sheet will translate into a grade of zero in the final exam and an academic dishonesty charge will be filed. Students must arrive punctually for graded assignments and examinations. No student will be allowed to take the assignment/exam after 10 minutes of its distribution. Students who have a special need to leave the classroom for any reason (e.g. go to the restroom) must do it prior to the beginning of all examinations. In extraordinary circumstances, if a student is allowed by the instructor to leave the classroom during an exam, it will be possible only before any student has turned the exam in. Exams must show all calculations in an organized manner and in clear, legible handwriting, thus the instructor will not be forced to guess the student’s order of reasoning. The consequence may be no credit for the question. Graded exams will be returned only to the student who owns it. The final exam is not returned to students. Exams are discussed in class after they are returned to the students. Students may request a review of grading at the latest within 5 working days after the graded exam is returned. The instructor will neither consider requests for changing exams’ dates nor make special arrangements based on personal trips or early purchase of air tickets scheduled at inappropriate academic dates or times. Projects for other courses (including shadowing trips), student organizations’ activities and work schedules should be planned around meeting times for classes, Syllabus- PHCY 6106- Teixeira –2010 4 UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING School of Pharmacy labs, and/or exams as no make-up or accommodations will be considered by the instructor for these situations. How to study for this course: ∗ Check the proposed schedule and announcements by instructor and review materials before lectures. ∗ Try to solve some problems before the lectures. ∗ Bring your questions to the class since they may benefit others. ∗ Keep up with all problems presented in the book and any additional problems provided by the instructor. This will require studying at least 4 hours per week. ∗ If you can’t understand a problem, try to read it by parts, taking note and organizing the data. ∗ When getting “stuck” while practicing with problems, stop, clear your head by doing another activity, then get back to the problem. You will be surprised how easy it may become. ∗ Get immediate help from instructor or a classmate, whenever you can’t follow a subject or solve a problem. Do not leave it for the day before the exam. ∗ Make sure you are prepared for exams and assignments and do not leave new material for the last minute. ∗ Learn to organize your work, especially the order of your reasoning. The instructor may become aggravated while trying to grade your calculations and you may not get all credit for your work. ∗ Be positive and respectful of other students who are slower at understanding a subject or have different learning styles than yours. How to be successful in this course: ∗ Don’t procrastinate! Get a little work done every day. ∗ Get help immediately if you can’t figure out the solution of a problem. ∗ Come prepared for class assignments and exams. ∗ Don’t “study” from old exams; all exams contain new questions. ∗ Don’t memorize solutions of problems as each pharmaceutical situation that requires calculations has its own characteristics and data. Academic Honesty and Professional Conduct: The University of Wyoming is built upon a strong foundation of integrity, respect and trust. All members of the university community have a responsibility to be honest and the right to expect honesty from others. Any form of academic dishonesty is unacceptable to our community and will not be tolerated [UW General Bulletin]. Teachers and students should report suspected violations of standards of academic honesty to the instructor, department head, or dean. Other University regulations can be found at: • If a student is caught in an act of academic dishonesty, a grade F will be assigned for the course and the student will not be allowed to be in class for the rest of the semester. Incivility in the classroom is defined as activities or behaviors that disrupt teaching and learning. These include, but are not limited to, verbal obscenities, sound effects, Syllabus- PHCY 6106- Teixeira –2010 5 UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING School of Pharmacy sleeping, reading newspaper or other materials unrelated to the class, shuffling papers, books or notebooks, wearing a headset, ringing of pagers or cell phones, eating, chewing tobacco or gum, talking, throwing objects, fighting, inappropriate dress (especially during presentations), bringing your children to class or examinations and entering the classroom late or leaving early. Incivilities will be initially addressed by the instructor, privately, with the student(s) involved. Repetitive disruptive/uncivil behavior will be reported to appropriate authorities and may lead to disastrous results. Collaborations, unauthorized by the instructor, are considered academic dishonesty and will follow the same sanctions mentioned above. Selected examples of unauthorized collaborations are: arranging to have others take examinations or complete assignments for oneself, collaborating, acquiring from or providing materials to other student (s) on individual assignments, improperly obtaining copies of exams or assignments before or after its administration and/or passing them over to students enrolled in other sections of the same course, misrepresenting your attendance or the attendance of others when mandatory attendance is in effect, etc. Course Outline: Tue-Aug.24: Thur-Aug.26: Tues-Aug.31: Thur-Sept.2: Mon-Sept.6: Tues-Sept.7: Thur-Sept.9: Tues-Sept.14: Thur-Sept.16: Tues-Sept.21: Thur-Sept.23: Tue-Sept. 28: Thur-Sept.30: Tues-Oct.5: Thurs-Oct.7: Tues-Oct.12: Thurs-Oct.14: Tues-Oct.19: Thur-Oct.21: Oct.25-Oct.29: Tues-Oct.26: Thur-Oct.28: Tues-Nov.2: Thur-Nov.4: Tues-Nov.9: Thur-Nov.11: Discussion of syllabus and class/course policies; general guidelines for performing pharmaceutical calculations. Labor Day – no classes EXAM 1 EXAM 2 Advising Week for Spring 2011 (sign-up list for advising and class schedule forms available at your advisor's office door during previous week) Syllabus- PHCY 6106- Teixeira –2010 6 UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING Tues-Nov.16: Thur-Nov. 18: Tues-Nov.23: Nov.24-26: Tues-Nov. 30: Thur-Dec.2: Tue-Dec.7: School of Pharmacy EXAM 3 Thanksgiving Break – no classes Final Exam (8-10 AM) – UW Final Examination Schedule *This syllabus is only a projection of activities that may take place over the course. The instructor reserves the right to modify it to fit unforeseen circumstances or to maximize learning. Scheduling is flexible and subjects may be added or dropped. Syllabus may be replaced by updated policies, if needed. Any changes are discussed with the students, clearly announced in class and posted on instructor’s website. Syllabus- PHCY 6106- Teixeira –2010 7 ...
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