Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in BIOL 212 , NURS 113 , NURS 114 , NURS 121 , PSYC 102  or PSYC 203 . PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): BIOL 213  and mathematics foundation, or consent of program coordinator. Two hours each week. Formerly NU 129.

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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