SRJC Course Outlines

9/20/2019 9:10:28 AMPHARM 101 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHARM 101Title:  THERAPY/PHARM CONCEPTS  
Full Title:  Applied Therapeutics and Pharmaceutical Concepts for PT
Last Reviewed:1/27/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Prepares students for success in the application of learned theory. The development of necessary discernment, reason, and proficiencies with regard to pharmaceutical solutions, volumes, formulas, compounds, dosages, and dosing. Application of numeric systems, theorems, principles, postulates, and provisions to enable the student to perform at an advanced level of pharmaceutical care and service.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in CSKLS 100 or PHARM 100; AND Course Completion of PHARM 150


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Eligibility for CSKLS 372 ( or CSKL 372)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Prepares students for success in the application of learned theory. The development of necessary discernment, reason, and proficiencies with regard to pharmaceutical solutions, volumes, formulas, compounds, dosages, and dosing. Application of numeric systems, theorems, principles, postulates, and provisions to enable the student to perform at an advanced level of pharmaceutical care and service.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in CSKLS 100 or PHARM 100; AND Course Completion of PHARM 150
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Eligibility for CSKLS 372 ( or CSKL 372)
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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Interpret terms, definitions, and language associated with pharmacy practice.
2. Differentiate between pharmaceutical analysis and business terms.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of workflow, quadrants, computer station responsibilities, and the evaluation process.
4. Compute the expression of numbers.
5. Use various methods to solve advanced comparisons, graphs, dosing and word scenarios accurately and safely.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of total parenteral nutrition.
7. Interpret prescriptions and medication administration record information employing scientific therapeutics, mathematics, and pharmaceutical methods.
8. Identify inpatient and outpatient medication distribution systems.
9. Differentiate between wholesale cost, billing, and retail pricing including dispensing fees, discounts, recapture and reuse, and credits for returns and recalls.

Topics and Scope
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1. Comprehend pharmaceutical dosing history
   a. research versus teaching
   b. cause and effect
   c. deduction and reduction
   d. logic and doubt
   e. overcoming hypochondria
2. Foundation of scientific therapeutics
   a. definition of error
       1. experimental error
       2. misinterpretations
   b. methods
   c. double negatives
   d. exceptions    
    e. skepticism
   f. incongruous remedies
3. Dangers of errors in mathematics
   a. misjudgments and false judgments
   b. absentmindedness
   c. physician notice and misunderstandings
   d. careful use of terms    
4. Analogy computations
   a. graph theory and graphomaths
   b. comparisons
       1. positive
       2. negative
   c. paradoxical dosing
   d. international conversions
   e. difficult problems
   f.  rational mnemonics
   g. probability
      1. odds
      2. risk
      3. safe risk
      4. too risky
      5. random choice
5. Exponential law of quadrants
   a. computers with humans
   b. workflow
   c. stations
   d. vectors of action
   e. evaluations and ability versus inability
   f.  separate and together
   g. professional correspondence
6. Expression of numbers
   a. Benchley's Law of Dichotomy
   b. brief review
       1. Roman numerals
       2. Arabic numerals
       3. sensible numbers
7. Successive approximations
    a. language
    b. permutation of digits
       1. the coconut theory
       2. Cinderella's pumpkin
       3. interior and exterior extents
8. Inpatient medication transfer systems and phase calculations
       a. fill lists
       b. unit dose
       c. differentiate intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous push, and intravenous piggyback
9. Dimensional hydrodynamics
   a. translation of needles and syringes
       1. draw volumes
       2. parenterals
       3. concentrations
   b. solids, powders
   c. liquids, vials, ampules
   d. intravenous administrations
       1. obtain flow rates
       2. account for powder volumes
       3. importance of expiration dates
10. Total parenteral nutrition
11. Insurance
     a. anagrams of billing
     b. signed numbers
         1. discount card programs
         2. payments for prescriptions
         3. pharmacy billing cycle
         4. Medicaid reimbursement
         5. point of sale collections
         6. recapture
         7. credits
12. Depreciated root values
     a. purchasing
         1. average wholesale price
         2. calculating discounts
         3. credits and returns
     b. cost analysis
     c. overhead costs

Assignments:
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1.  Approximately 13-20 homework assignments including Medication Administration Record (MAR)
2.  Six quizzes, 1 midterm , and 1 final exam
3.  Complete 3-4 case studies with written responses
4.  Interpretation of a range of various prescriptions

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
5 - 10%
Case studies, interpretation of prescriptions, Medication Administration Record (MAR)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
75 - 85%
Objective exams and essays
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor-prepared material
Patient Care Management Lab: A Workbook for Prescription Practice; Finkel. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd edition, 2012
Essential Math and Calculations for the Pharmacy Technician; Reddy and Khan. CRC, 1st ed., 2003 (classic in field).  
Math for the Pharmacy Technician; Egler and Booth. Career Education Press, 1st ed., 2009
Pharmaceutical Calculation for the Pharmacy Technician; Lacher. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007

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