SRJC Course Outlines

4/12/2024 7:58:58 PMANHLT 142 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANHLT 142Title:  VET PHARM MEDICAL CALCS  
Full Title:  Veterinary Pharmacology and Medical Calculations
Last Reviewed:5/8/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Students will study the use of medication to treat and prevent disease within the veterinary workplace.  General pharmacology and medications of all types will be covered. The indications, side effects, and administration of common specific medications will be discussed. Legal requirements for handling, labeling and dispensing medication will be covered in the context of a companion animal practice. This course includes all relevant mathematical skills need for patient specific dosing, filling prescriptions, and related tasks.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ANHLT 50, ANHLT 120 and MATH 150A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Students will study the use of medication to treat and prevent disease within the veterinary workplace.  General pharmacology and medications of all types will be covered. The indications, side effects, and administration of common specific medications will be discussed. Legal requirements for handling, labeling and dispensing medication will be covered in the context of a companion animal practice. This course includes all relevant mathematical skills need for patient specific dosing, filling prescriptions, and related tasks.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of ANHLT 50, ANHLT 120 and MATH 150A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Identify and explain the effects, risks, and use of common veterinary medications.
2. Perform calculations necessary to determine patient-specific dosing, fill prescriptions and related tasks.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe basic veterinary pharmacology and discuss risk factors and safety concerns of common veterinary medications.
2. Describe protocols for medication administration.
3. Identify common veterinary medications and mechanism of action of medications, including analgesic, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, ophthalmic and otic medications.
4. Define the legal veterinary/client/patient relationship and discuss the legal requirements for prescription labels.
5. Discuss the current legal requirements for dispensing controlled, compounded, and extra-label use of medications.
6. Evaluate and discuss proper pharmacy record keeping, including inventory and record keeping requirements for controlled substances.
7. Perform drug dosage calculations for oral and parenteral medications.
8. Perform calculations for dilution of medications and fluids for intravenous (IV) use.
9. Perform calculations for fluid therapy, including constant rate infusions.

Topics and Scope
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I. Veterinary Pharmacology
    A. Bioavailability and pharmacology
    B. Routes of administration including oral, aural, ophthalmic, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intravenous
    C. Common veterinary analgesic medications
    D. Common veterinary antimicrobial medications
    E. Common veterinary antiparasitic medications
    F. Common veterinary ophthalmic and otic medications
    G. Common veterinary gastrointestinal medications
    H. Other common veterinary medications
    I. Pharmacy inventory, prescription labeling and pharmacy record keeping
    J. Veterinarian/Client/Patient relationship, compounding, and other legal considerations for veterinary medications
    K. Relevant client communication
    L. Controlled substances handling, reporting, and record keeping
II. Veterinary Calculations
    A. Fractions, decimals, and percentages
    B. Ratios and proportion calculations
    C. Dimensional analysis and unit conversions
    D. Clinical dosage calculations
    E. Prescription calculations
    F. Solution and dilution calculations
    G. Intravenous fluid calculations
    H. Constant rate infusion calculations

Assignments:
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1. Reading in texts and handouts (20-40 pages/week)
2. Completing self-evaluation exercises in text
3. Completion of mock medical records, case study exercises, and mock medication labeling and dispensing
4. Calculation worksheets
5. Creation and evaluation of hospital protocol sheets and client education materials
6. Quizzes (up to 10) and exams (up to 3)
7. Client handouts
8. Class performances of medical utilization
9. Presentations

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Protocol creation; client handouts
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Case studies exercises; calculation worksheets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Mock dispensing and labeling of medications; class performances of medical utilization; presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes and exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Self-evaluation exercises; participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Applied Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians. 6 ed. Martini-Johnson. Elsevier. 2020.
Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook. 10th ed. Plumb, Donald. Wiley-Blackwell. 2022.
Instructor prepared materials

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