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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6541

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-05
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1819 2005-10-12
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Pharmacology MD 6113000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Joseph Krzanowski,Ph.D. 9743166

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6541 Pharmacology for Health Professionals

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    4 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Pharm for Health Professionals
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    The basic principles of pharmacology (pharmacodynamics & pharmacokinetics) will be presented along with major drug classes (analgesics, antibiotics, cardiovascular drugs,central nervous system drugs.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Various health professsionals including graduate degrees (MS & PhD) in pharmacology need this discipline as it relates to patient care or a knowledge base in the field of pharmacology.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    The didatcic material has been offered for 10 years as BMS 4402. This enrollment was capped at 100 due to demand/space. Students in physical therapy need an expanded course for the new DPT program and this course is designed to meet the need of the 35 students now enrolled.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    See above. The expanded course in conjuction with the physical therapy faculty will be new. The didatic material has been offerred for ove 10 years as BMS 4402

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The instructors will require a basic knowledge of the science of pharmacology {PhD in pharmacology]. The course will be supervised by PhD Pharmacologists from the Department of Pharmacology & Molecular Therapeutics in consultation with the School of Physical Therapy Faculty.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course is designed to provide current knowledge in pharmacology and to provide the basis for future learning or understanding of drug actions (positive & negative). Prototypes of each drug class will be used to present information on mechanism, side effects & therapeutic use.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will be able to recognize approrpiae drug use for treatment of disease states, understand how drugs work (mechanism) recognize side effects and identify appropriate therapeutic indications.

    C. Major Topics

    Pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolis, excretion); Pharmacodynamics (mechanism of action, dose response, receptors); Side effects; Therapeutic use. Autonomic, CNS & cardiovascular pharmacology & antibiotics.

    D. Textbooks

    Pharmacology for Health Professionals

    Lippincott Willims & Wilkins, Sally Roach 2005

    Replaces - Pharmacology by Brenner

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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