2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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DHYG 286 Pharmacology I (1 credit)

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

Course Description
An introductory course in general pharmacology. Includes therapeutic actions, adverse reactions, and pharmacological interactions of drugs used and encountered in the practice of dental hygiene and dentistry.

Student Outcomes
1. Describe drug laws and their impact on drug regulation.
2. Describe drug effects, types of pharmaceutical preparations, and routes of drug administration.
3. Describe correct methods of prescription writing in relationship to accuracy, safety, generic substitution, and prevention of misuse.
4. Describe and differentiate pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
5. Describe and recognize the manifestations of drug reactions.

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