If you have a disability (learning, mental, physical) that affects your ability to participate effectively and have access to any program or service at Amarillo College please contact Disability Services at (806) 345-5639 . Our offices are located in the Student Service Center office 112. More information may be found at www.actx.edu/disability.
Disability Services facilitates access to all programs and services according to the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as well as other federal and state laws.
Amarillo College is committed to providing equal access to all programs and services, including all working, learning, and service environments that affect equal access for persons with disabilities. This commitment to provide equal access and opportunity for persons with disabilities is in compliance with federal and state law. Amarillo College also strives to provide Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) that are accessible to all authorized users.
If you find you are unable to access material in an accessible format please contact the Disability Services Office at (806) 345-5639 . This office will work in conjunction with other campus resources to address and accommodate your issue in a timely manner.
As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student's ability to participate in daily activities. Amarillo College offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus by calling the AC Counseling Center at 806-371-5900. The AC Counseling Center website is https://www.actx.edu/counseling/ . Also, if you are in need of social services (affordable housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, childcare, medical/dental/vision, legal), please call the AC Advocacy & Resource Center at 806-371-5439. The AC Advocacy & Resource Center website is https://www.actx.edu/arc
The Tutoring for Success policy applies to any student whose grade or performance in the course falls below a departmentally determined minimum threshold. In either of those cases, the instructor will direct the student to the appropriate tutoring service, which may be faculty-led, discipline-specific, and/or general. Under this policy, the instructor will follow specific departmental guidelines governing the use, duration, and grade component of the tutoring need.
Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
PHRA-1205-001 Drug Classification
A study of pharmaceutical drugs, abbreviations, classifications, dosages, side effects, and routes of administration.
Student ResourcesStudent Resources Website
Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(2 sem hrs; 2 lec)
On Campus Course
Pharmacology Essentials for Allied Health with course navigator +
Computer and reliable internet
After completing this course, students should be able to:
In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .
If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".
WITHDRAWING FROM A COURSE:
It is the responsibility of the student to officially drop or withdraw from a course. Failure to officially withdraw may result in the student receiving a grade of “F” in the course. The student may obtain a withdrawal form from his academic advisor, the counseling center or from the registrar’s office. It is also the responsibility of the student to take the drop slip to the registrar’s office in order for the student to be officially dropped from a course. The student may withdraw from a course online. Students are not automatically dropped from their class roles as a result on non attendance.
STUDENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE:
A student who has a problem with the course or the course instructor should make every attempt to resolve the problem with the course instructor. If that is not successful, the student may appeal the decision of the instructor to the Program Director, the Dean of the Health Sciences Division, the Vice-President of Academic Affairs, and the President -- IN THAT ORDER. Please refer to the current Amarillo College catalog for complete explanation of the grievance procedures.
CELLULAR TELEPHONES AND PAGERS:
Pagers and telephones are disruptive during class time. Telephones must be turned off during class time with the exception of emergency personnel, pagers must either be turned off or set on vibrate during class time. Please notify me in writing if you fall in this category, otherwise failure to comply will result in you being asked to leave class for that day. You will still be responsible for the material covered in class. If you feel that you will have an emergency during class time, leave the number of the student services office and they will contact you immediately. The number is 371-5300.
Academic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of the college rules & regulations & is punishable as prescribed by Amarillo College Board policies. Academic dishonesty shall include, but is not limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion. “Cheating on a test” shall include:
• Copying from another student’s test paper.
• Using test materials not authorized by the person administering the test.
• Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the test administrator/instructor.
• Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an administered/unadministered test.
• Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for one’s self, to take a test.
• Bribing another person to obtain an administered/unadministered test or information about an administered/unadministered test.
“Plagiarism” shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another’s work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one’s own written work.
“Collusion” shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course requirements.
The final course grade will be computed as follows:
*The average of all exams equals 30% of the final grade
*The average of all quizzes equals 20% of the final grade
*The average of all assignments equals 20% of the final grade
*The final equals 30% of the final grade
The following grade scale applies:
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
F = Less than 70%
Mandatory Skills Building : In an effort to increase retention in Pharmacy courses, any student who scores below a 70 on any exam (excluding the Final Exam week) must complete a mandatory skills building assignment before taking the next exam. Before receiving a skills assignment, students must first schedule a time with the instructor. The assignment will be given at that time. THIS IS MANDATORY.
Illegible work will not be graded. All answers must be answered in complete sentences and college level writing.
There will be no make-up exams or late work accepted. The student will receive a grade of ZERO for anything missed.
**With regard to exams only, the instructor will consider only written petitions for emergency situations and undue hardships on an individual basis. The decision of the instructor to accept or reject the petition is final. The process must be initiated by the student and occur within 48 hours of the missed class period.
For successful performance, student must regularly log into the course. Student must set aside at least 16 hours a week to read chapter, view lecture, and complete assignments. There must also be time allotted for exam preparation and completion.
This is subject to change. Make sure to check for due dates within the Lessons.
Week 1: Enroll as a student in Course Navigator +. Review the Syllabus. Syllabus Quiz
Weeks 2-3: Ch 1 Introduction to Pharmacy and related Course Navigator assignments.
Memorizing Pharmacology link ch 1 GI Drugs and prefixes/suffixes
Weeks 4-5: Ch 2 Pharmaceutical Development
Memorizing Pharmacology link ch 2 Musculoskeletal Drugs and prefixes/suffixes
Weeks 6-7: Ch 3 Medications and the Body
Memorizing Pharmacology link ch 3 Respiratory Drugs and prefixes/suffixes
Exam 1 (chapters 1, 2 and 3)
Weeks 8-9: Ch 4 The Allied Health Professional. Ch 26 Fluids and Electrolytes
Memorizing Pharmacology link ch 4 Immune System Drugs and prefixes/suffixes
Exam 2 (chapters 4 and 26)
Weeks 10-11: Ch 5 Prescriptions and Medication Orders. Ch 28 Pediatric Patients and Drug Therapy
Memorizing Pharmacology link ch 5 Neuro Drugs and prefixes/suffixes
Exam 3 (chapters 5 and 28)
Weeks 12-13: Ch 7 Medication Safety. Ch 29 Geriatric Patients and Drug Therapy
Memorizing Pharmacology link ch 6 Cardiac Drugs and prefixes/suffixes
Weeks 14-15: Ch 8 Pharmacy Laws and Regulations
Memorizing Pharmacology link ch 7 Endocrine and misc Drugs and prefixes/suffixes
Exam 4 (chapters 7, 29, and 8)
Week 16: Final Exam Wednesday December 16th
08/18/21 11:35 PM
08/18/21 11:35 PM