Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

AHS 140 - Pharmacology for Allied Health

Description: Relationships among anatomy and physiology, disease states, and drugs affecting the endocrine, nervous, respiratory, visual, auditory, integumentary, gastrointestinal, urinary, cardiovascular, and reproductive systems. Overview of psychotropic agents, anti-infectives, analgesics, anti-inflammatories, federal drug laws, drug names and references, vitamins/minerals/herbs, and oncology agents.

Prerequisites: AHS 130  and BIO 160 . Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Endocrine system 
  2. Nervous system 
  3. Respiratory system 
  4. Visual and auditory systems 
  5. Integumentary system 
  6. Gastrointestinal system 
  7. Urinary system 
  8. Cardiovascular system 
  9. Reproductive system 
  10.  Anti-infective agents 
  11. Analgesics and anti-inflammatories 
  12. Vitamins, minerals, and herbs 
  13. Oncology agents 
  14. Psychotropic agents 
  15. Drug laws 
  16. Drug names and references 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify disease states and disorders of applicable body systems. (1-9) 
  2. Identify and list medications used to treat disease states and disorders of applicable body systems. (1-14) 
  3. List the following characteristics of each reviewed medication: indications for use, dosage forms, usual dosage, side effects, interactions with other drugs, storage requirements, generic and trade names, and mechanism of action. (1-14) 
  4. List types of infections and how they are commonly treated. (10) 
  5. Explain musculoskeletal pain and inflammation conditions and how they are commonly treated. (11) 
  6. Describe the sources of vitamins, minerals, and herbs and their common uses in healthcare. (12) 
  7. Identify pharmaceuticals used to treat various types of cancer. (13) 
  8. Identify medications used for mental health. (14) 
  9. Identify federal legal aspects of drug regulation. (15) 
  10. Search for drug names and basic information via reliable resources. (16)