Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog
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NURS 129 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing

(TP/SS only)

Introduces pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics of various classifications of medications as they relate to basic pathophysiology seen in each body system. Emphasis is on the nursing implications and patient education required for safe administration of each class. Students explore the role and responsibility of the registered nurse in administering and evaluating medications. Some content in this course will be covered in an online format. PREREQUISITE(S): NURS 113 , NURS 114 , NURS 121 . PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in mathematics foundation and BIOL 212 PSYC 102  or consent of program coordinator. Minimum of two hours each week.

2 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of evidence-based practices to enhance understanding of disease processes and other health related conditions.
  • Recognize legal and ethical issues pertaining to the medication delivery process in healthcare practice.
  • Utilize the nursing process for decision making related to medication delivery in the care of clients with altered health states.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare technological resources available to support understanding of disease processes, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics.
  • Discuss pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmotherapeutics of medications within each pharmacological category.

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