MEA 0530C - Pharmacology for Medical Assisting 90 clock hours, 3 occupational credits
(1 lecture credit hour, 2 lab credit hours)
Prerequisite(s): MEA 0581C with a grade of C or better. Restricted to students in the Medical Assisting Occupational Certificate Program.
Required Grade: Pass with a C or better.
This course is a combination course which includes both a lecture portion and a laboratory portion. In the lecture portion of this course, the student will learn the theory behind the procedures that are taught. In the laboratory portion of this course, the student will apply what he/she has learned in lecture by demonstrating specific skills/competencies. This course covers drugs, their uses and effects; pharmaceutical terminology and abbreviations; methods and routes of drug administration; calculation of dosages; preparation and administration of non-parenteral, parenteral, and powdered drugs, injections; legal and ethical standards related to the administration and dispensing of drugs; and the Seven Rights of Drug Administration.
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