PHAR 720 PT Medical Pharmacology (PT MedPharm) 1.0 Credit Hour Sanford School of Medicine - The University of South Dakota Summer Session 2008 Instructor Information: Steven Waller, PhD 202C Lee Med @ The University of South Dakota - Vermillion Steve.Waller@usd.edu 605-677-5157 (phone) 605-677-6381 (fax) Communication regarding this course should be limited to D2L email only. Please do not email me outside of D2L except in an emergency. Course Description: Catalog Description: Systematic presentation of pharmacologic agents based on drug group classification; their nature, mode of action and toxicity. Course Goals: At the end of this course, you will be able to: 1. Explain the basic principles of pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and toxicology. 2. Describe the various methods of drug administration and their unique advantages and disadvantages. 3. Discuss how some adverse effects can have an impact on physical therapy interventions 4. Describe the affect of variables such as age, sex, pathology, genetics, medication errors and drug interactions on drug response 5. Describe the concepts of psychological and physical dependence, tolerance, and withdrawal 6. Describe the mechanisms of action of general drug classes 7. Identify and effectively use sources of accurate and current medication information Course Prerequisites: Current enrollment in transitional Physical Therapy Doctoral program Access to Internet-enabled computer resources Students enrolled in this course are required to have internet access and a current USD email address. Your computer should run a current version of your computer’s operating system, antivirus program, and programs used during the course (namely, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint). All course communication will be conducted by D2L email or Discussion Board. Please refer to the technology requirements listed in the “On-Line Orientation Guide” found on the USD Continuing Education webpage at http://www.usd.edu/ce/StudentServices/forms.cfm Please contact the USD Information Technology Services help desk for assistance with D2L. They can be reached by email at email@example.com, by telephone at 605-677-5028, or on the web at www.usd.edu/its/helpdesk. Instructional Methods: This course is structured as a virtual one-credit course. There are no formal sessions or class meeting times. Course materials are available on Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and are available to the student at any time during this course. All course materials are posted on the D2L site at this time and you are encouraged to begin exploring the files provided. To keep you on task, three graded projects will be required of all students. The following instructional modes will be used in this course. PowerPoint Slides. This course is presented via PowerPoint slides provided to you in the PPT format that can be accessed through D2L. I have chosen to leave the slides in the PPT format to allow you to annotate the slides in the notes section of PowerPoint. There are several layers of PowerPoint slides found within the Content section of D2L. In the top section are the PPT slide sets that specifically address the primary objectives of the course. These slides complement and supplement the sections of your textbook indicated on the first slide of each set. To use successfully these slides, you should first READ your textbook, then review the slide sets. Please note that the objectives of this course will require you to understand and integrate the knowledge presented by your book and PPT slide sets. The objectives will not be successfully accomplished by simple regurgitation of facts presented. In the bottom section of the PPT slide sets, you will find slide sets that provide an overview of one of the chapters of your textbook. These PPT sets were prepared by PT students over the past several years and represent a variety of approaches to the topic. As was the case for the PPT slides in the top section, to use successfully this resource, you should first read the appropriate chapter in the textbook and then review the PPT slide set. Discussion Boards. If you have questions or comments regarding the material being discussed in this course, the format of the course, or any course-specific issue, please post them to the discussion board rather than sending me an email. It is likely that if you have a question/concern/issue about the course another student shares it. By posting on the discussion board, I can share my answer to your post with the entire class. However, if you have a personal question, feel free to contact me by D2L email. I would like to keep all course related communication within D2L. Although I try to respond to all emails the same day it is posted, you can expect a reply from me within 2 weekdays of any email or posting. Messages posted on Friday or on the weekend will be answered on Monday unless it is an emergency. Online Lectures. We may have one or more online chats during the semester, depending on student interest and schedules. Online chats will be done using the Ellumniate program. Elluminate uses JAVA so please be sure your computer is compatible with JAVA. In these online chats, you will be able to hear me and can interact with me through the discussion board. Online chats will be recorded and will be available to students unable to attend the live chat. The Chat link will be found in the “Content” section of D2L. Shortly after the start of the course, interest in Online Chats will be assessed and scheduled accordingly. Course Requirements: Required Textbook: Pharmacology in Rehabilitation 4th Edition. Charles D. Ciccone (2007) Published by F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia. ISBN-10: 0-8036-1377-6 Supplemental Materials www.epocrates.com Free subscription to Rx Online is required, if you have a personal digital assistant (PDA), subscription to Epocrates Rx (free version) is adequate. www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/default.htm. Free subscription to the FDA’s MedWatch safety and adverse reaction reporting service. From this page you can add yourself to the email MedWatch service. www.medpagetoday.com/ Free subscription to Med Page Today for weekday email reports of important medical news. Lots of interesting reports that can help keep you informed and up-to-date with a number of areas relevant to medical care. Evaluation Procedures Student performance in this course will be evaluated using three grading opportunities or projects. Course goals 1, 2 and 3 are assessed in Project 1. Course goals 3 and 7 are assessed in project 2. Course goals 4, 5, 6 and 7 are assessed in project 3. Project #1 – Essay Exam Deadline: September 30, 2009, 11:59PM (central time) The first essay exam of this course will cover the first three goals of this course. This exam is open book and open note. You may use any resource you wish EXCEPT another person. The actual questions to be answered will be released mid-September but will reflect a thoughtful consideration of the first three goals. The exam will be worth up to 200 points. Optional: Preliminary answers to the essay questions submitted directly to the instructor one week before the project deadline (September 23, 2009) will be provided an unofficial review by the instructor. No points will be awarded during this review, but guidance in improving your essays will be provided. This will potentially improve the final points assigned to your essay answers. Project #2 - Patient Information Report Deadline: October 28, 2009, 11:59 PM (central time) The ability to collect, evaluate and integrate new information and to understand information about the drug and be able to identify and convey important information to your peers and your client/patient is an important skill. This project will allow assess this skill as well as provide partial assessment of course goals 3 and 7. For this project, you will be asked to prepare informational reports on one drug of interest to you. Your drug must be approved by the course director and each student will do a different drug. One report will be prepared in a manner appropriate for use by Physical Therapist. This technical report will include information of particular relevance to the practicing Physical Therapist. The second report, on the same drug, will be prepared in a manner appropriate for use by an elderly patient/client. Geriatric patients likely will be a significant portion of your client base and communicating with them can be challenging. Both reports should be clearly written, informative, and accurate. It should be written at a level and style that the target audience would understand. The Patient Information reports will be graded on style, content, and general appearance. The Course Director may solicit and consider comments from students in the current course offering regarding the quality of presentation but sole responsibility for grading the presentation will be with the course director. There is no required style to be followed, this is your choice. For the patient information report, you are encouraged to spend some time reading commercially prepared patient information reports to select an effective style of presentation. You may also want to search for best practices in presentations. Please remember geriatric patients often have vision problems that must be considered in preparing your brochure. Students may earn up to 200 points for the brochure. Project 3: Final Examination: Deadline: To be completed by December 15, 2009 11:59 PM (central time) The final examination will be primarily objective with various types of questions being used. Questions will cover the material contained in the textbook and will indirectly challenge you to use your textbook and the accompanying PowerPoint slides to answer questions. All multiple choice questions are prepared in the style that can be expected on most standardized exams. The four essay questions will examine your understanding of the last four goals of the course as listed above. The examination will be posted approximately two weeks before the deadline. There will be 100 multiple point questions on the exam and four essay questions. Each multiple point question is worth 1 point and each essay question is worth 25 points for a total of 200 points. This examination is to be done open book – open note but is not to be a collaborative process. Students may not discuss the examination with other students until final course grades are posted. There will be NO exceptions to this policy. Optional: Preliminary answers to the essay questions submitted directly to the instructor one week before the project deadline (December 8, 2009) will be provided an unofficial review by the instructor. No points will be awarded during this review, but guidance in improving your essays will be provided. This will potentially improve the final points assigned to your essay answers. Grading Scale Percent Correct Grade Earned 90.5% - 100% A 80.5% - 90.4% B 70.5% - 80.4% C 60.5% - 70.4% D below 60.5% F All grades will be posted on D2L within one week of the deadline for the project. Final course grades are based on the cumulative points earned in the course with a maximum of 600 points. If you are having difficulty with this course, please do not wait until the end of the course to seek assistance. I am more than willing to help you with your understanding of the material. However, you must ask for the help otherwise I will assume you are keeping up with the material. Freedom in Learning. Under Board of Regents and University policy student academic performance may be evaluated solely on an academic basis, not on opinions or conduct in matters unrelated to academic standards. Students should be free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in any course of study and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion, but they are responsible for learning the content of any course of study for which they are enrolled. Students who believe that an academic evaluation reflects prejudiced or capricious consideration of student opinions or conduct unrelated to academic standards should contact Dean Ronald Lindahl to initiate a review of the evaluation. Disability Services: Any student who feels s/he may need academic accommodations or access accommodations based on the impact of a documented disability should contact and register with Disability Services during the first week of class. Disability Services is the official office to assist students through the process of disability verification and coordination of appropriate and reasonable accommodations. Students currently registered with Disability Services must obtain a new accommodation memo each semester. For information contact: Ernetta L. Fox, Director Disability Services Room 119B Service Center North (605)677-6389 www.usd.edu/ds; firstname.lastname@example.org. Academic Dishonesty: No credit can be given for a dishonest assignment. At the discretion of the instructor, a student caught engaging in any form of academic dishonesty may be: Given a zero for that assignment. Allowed to rewrite and resubmit the assignment for credit. Assigned a reduced grade for the course. Dropped from the course. Failed in the course. (Course Preference) From the USD Student Handbook, “Acts of dishonesty, including, but not limited to the following: 1. Cheating, which is defined as, but not limited to the following: a. use or giving of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examination; b. use of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; or c. acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the institutional faculty or staff. 2. Plagiarism, which is defined as, but is not limited to, the following: a. the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment consistent with accepted practices of the discipline; b. the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials. 3. Other forms of dishonesty relating to academic achievement, research results or academically related public service; 4. Furnishing information known or believed to be false to any institutional official, faculty member or officer; 5. Forgery, fabrication, alteration, misrepresentation or misuse of any document, record or instrument of identification, including misrepresentations of degrees awarded or honors received; 6. Tampering with the election of any institutionally recognized student organization; 7. Claiming to represent or act in behalf of the institution when not authorized to represent or to act.” Drop Dates The last day to drop PHAR 720 and receive full reimbursement is September 10, 2009. For additional information, please review the information in the “On-Line Orientation Guide” located on the USD Continuing Education web page @http://www.usd.edu/ce/StudentServices/forms.cfm. The registrar’s office can be reached at (605)677-5339 Library Faculty Assistance: The USD Library has assigned a Distance Education Librarian to provide services for on-line learners. Information can be found on the USD Library website or by calling the I.D. Weeks Library reference desk @677-6085 or 1-800- 299-5448). In addition, please refer to the information in the “On-Line Orientation Guide” located on the USD Continuing Education web page @http://www.usd.edu/ce/StudentServices/forms.cfm. When I have a question, who should I contact? E-mail/ Login/Password Issues – USD Help Desk (605) 677-5028 or email@example.com D2L Issues - USD Help Desk (605) 677-5028 or firstname.lastname@example.org Computer Issues - USD Help Desk (605) 677-5028 or email@example.com Pharmacology questions: Dr. Waller (605) 677-5151 or Steve.Waller@usd.edu (please do so through D2L) To answer many of your questions please review the “On-Line Orientation Guide” located on the USD Continuing Education web page @ http://www.usd.edu/ce/StudentServices/forms.cfm .