2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2022  
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DHYG 306 Pharmacology II (2 credits)



Prerequisite Current enrollment in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program.

Course Description
A course further developing knowledge in general pharmacology, therapeutic actions, adverse reactions, and drug interactions of drugs used and encountered in dental and dental hygiene practice.

Student Outcomes
1. Describe, recognize, and analyze common drug interactions in dentistry.
2. Describe, recognize, and analyze the systemic and oral manifestations of drug reactions.
3. Describe and recognize the basic principles of substance abuse.
4. Describe, recognize, and analyze the indications, contraindications, adverse reactions, drug interactions, and clinical considerations of common drugs used in dentistry.
5. Describe, recognize, and analyze the indications, contraindications, adverse reactions, drug interactions, and clinical considerations of drugs commonly used by dental patients.
6. Accurately and consistently utilize appropriate drug information reference sources, evaluate patients’ medical health histories to determine medication use, drug adverse reactions, and alterations to dental or dental hygiene care.



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