NUR-650: Advanced Pharmacology

Syllabus


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to advance the student’s knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics, and pharmacotherapeutics, in the management of health and disease states.  Major categories of pharmacological agents are examined in the context of the life span, culture, and health and disease states. Emphasis is placed on the use of current guidelines to select appropriate medication regimens for patients and populations.

COURSE TOPICS

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to:

 

COURSE MATERIALS

You will need the following materials to do the work of the course. The required textbook is available from the College's textbook supplier, MBS Direct. 

 

Required Materials  

Additional Resources

COURSE STRUCTURE

Advanced Pharmacology (NUR-650) is a three-credit online course, consisting of  10 modules. Modules include an overview, topics, learning objectives, study materials, and activities. Module titles are listed below.

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, 2, 5 & 6

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, 4, & 6

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, 2, 3, & 4

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, 2, 3, 4, & 6

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, 2, & 4

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1,2, 4, 5, & 6

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, 2, 3, 4, & 6

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, 3, & 5

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, 2, 4, 5, & 6

Course objectives covered in this module include CO1, 2, 4, 5, & 6

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For your formal work in the course, you are required to participate in online discussion forums and complete written assignments. See below for more details.

 

Consult the course Calendar for assignment due dates.

Online Discussion Forums

You are required to participate in 23 graded discussion forums. Discussion forums are on a variety of topics associated with the course modules. There is also an ungraded but required introduction forum in module 1 and a ungraded, but required Synthesis and Reflections forum in module 10.

Located within the Evaluation Rubrics section of the course website is the online discussion forum rubric used to aid in the grading of all online discussion assignments.

Written Assignments

You are required to complete four written assignments    

 

  1. The first written assignment is a paper called Pharmacogenics & Pharmaeconomics Exploration that is worth 15% of your final grade
  2. The second written assignment is a paper called Medication Analysis Project - Part One that is worth 20% of your final grade.
  3. The third written assignment is a paper called Medication Analysis Project - Part Two that is worth 20% of your final grade.
  4. The fourth written assignment is a paper called Medication Analysis Project - Part Three that is worth 15% of your final grade.

Located within the Evaluation Rubrics section of the course website are the written assignment rubrics used to aid in the grading of each written assignment.

See course Calendar for due dates.

GRADING AND EVALUATION

Your grade in the course will be determined as follows.

 

All assignments will receive a numerical grade of 0–100. You will receive a score of 0 for any work not submitted. Your final grade in the course will be a letter grade. Letter grade equivalents for numerical grades are as follows:

 

A

=

93100

A–

=

9092

B+

=

8889

B

=

8387

B–

=

8082

C+

=

7879

C

=

7377

C–

=

7072

D

=

6069

F

=

Below 60

 

Course Grade Requirements by Program of Study

For courses taken in  Accelerated 2nd Degree Program  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program must earn a grade of B- (80) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in BSN programs (RN-BSN)

Students enrolled in the BSN degree program must earn a grade of C (73) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in MSN programs

Students enrolled in the MSN degree program must earn a grade of C (73) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs

Students enrolled in the graduate nursing certificate programs must earn a grade of B (83) or better for the course to be applied to program requirements.

NOTE

 All website addresses (URLs) in this course were accurate and reflected the stated content at the onset of the course. However URLs change and great resources may disappear. If you encounter a problem accessing a web site, post a message in the HELP discussion area of this course.

LATENESS POLICY

Written assignments should be submitted no later than the due date unless prior arrangements are made with the mentor and a new due date is established. If a student submits an assignment after the due date without having made arrangements with the mentor, a minimum of five points, (based on an assignment grading scale of 100 points), or 5% of the total points, will be deducted for each week, or part thereof, that the assignment is late. Discussion Board assignments must be done in the week they are due, or points will be forfeited. 

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

First Steps to Success

To succeed in this course, take the following first steps.

Study Tips

Consider the following study tip for success.

 

To stay on track throughout the course, begin each week by consulting the course Calendar. The calendar provides an overview of the course and indicates due dates for submitting assignments, posting discussions, and scheduling and taking examinations.

 

 

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