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Pharmacology (4 cr)

Code: SZYY2010-3003

General information


Enrollment

01.11.2021 - 09.01.2022

Timing

10.01.2022 - 15.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

4 op

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face

Unit

School of Health and Social Studies

Campus

Lutakko Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Midwifery
  • Degree Programme in Nursing

Teachers

  • Sirpa Sandelin

Groups

  • SAR21K1
    Sairaanhoitaja (AMK)

Objective

Purpose of the course
In this course you will learn the basics of pharmacology and the most commonly used drug groups.

Competences
Patient safety and quality assurance competence
Clinical competence

Learning outcomes
You know the phases and the way in which drugs work in the body.
By name you know the most common groups of drugs, their uses and how they work.
You know the side effects and interactions of medication.

Content

Basics of pharmacokinetics and dynamics, Drug interactions, Cardiovascular drugs, Analgesics, Asthma and COPD drugs, Gastrointestinal drugs, Anticancer drugs, Psychiatric drugs, Antidiabetic agents, Medicinal products used in neurological diseases, Hormone drugs, Hormone drugs , anesthetics, anesthetics, birth control, drug poisoning

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Lecture material and assignments in Moodle

Saano, S. & Taam-Ukkonen, M. 2020. Lääkehoidon käsikirja. Helsinki: Sanoma Pro Oy. (ISBN: 9789526356181)

Teaching methods

Classroom teaching, learning exercises.

Employer connections

-

Exam schedules

The first exam is held in the last contact session of the course (paper exam).

Re-exams in the Examstudio at the times separately announced.

International connections

-

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

-

Student workload

Kontaktiopetus (A, B, C) 42 h (15 + 15 + 12 h).
Itsenäinen opiskelu 60 h (23 + 24 + 13 h).
Tentit 6 h (2 + 2 + 2 h).

Content scheduling

The course is divided into three parts A, B and C.
Part A 1.5 credits.
Part B 1.5 credits.
Part C 1 credit.

Further information

Course exam.
Other assignments affecting the assessment will be agreed at the beginning of the course.

Evaluation scale

0-5

Arviointikriteerit, tyydyttävä (1-2)

Sufficient 1

You can name the phases and modes of action of the drugs in the body.

By name, you know the most common groups of drugs and their uses and mechanisms of action.

You will be able to name the most common side effects and interactions of drugs.



Satisfactory 2

You will be able to explain the phases and modes of action of drugs in the body.

By name, you know the most common groups of drugs and their uses and mechanisms of action.

You will be able to name the most common side effects and interactions of drugs.

Arviointikriteerit, hyvä (3-4)

Good 3

You understand the phases and how the drugs work in the body.

You will know the uses and mechanisms of action of the most commonly used groups of drugs.

You will be able to name the most common adverse and synergistic effects of drugs.



Very good 4

You understand the phases and how the drugs work in the body.

You will know the uses and mechanisms of action of the most commonly used groups of drugs.

You will be able to explain the most common adverse drug interactions and their role in the patient's pharmacological treatment.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent 5

You understand the phases and how the drugs work in the body.

You will know the uses and mechanisms of action of the most commonly used groups of drugs.

You will be able to explain the most common adverse drug interactions and their role in the patient's drug treatment.

You will be able to apply your pharmacology knowledge to the planning, implementation and evaluation of a patient's medication.

Qualifications

You master the basics, key concepts and methods of social and health clientele and the operating environment, as well as methods of guidance and health promotion, and know the basics of evidence-based decision making.
You have a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology.