UOIT/DC COLLABORATIVE NURSING
Winter 2006 Course Outline
HLSC2810 – Pharmacology
Term Section Status Course Type Day Time Location* CRN #
Fri – F – 1510 – UA 1120
Lecture/Lab/ Lectures 1700
On Line Fri - M – 0800
Labs 1200 SW206/SW207
Classes Classes 100% 50% Refund Last Day to Drop
Start End Refund Date Date Courses
Jan 5th, Apr 5th, Jan 16th, Jan 30th, Mar 16th,
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006
*Final examinations could take place in a different room and on a different day from the
regularly scheduled class. Check the published Examination Schedule for a complete list.
June Mac Donald-Jenkins RN BScN MHS (c)
905-721-3111 ext 2187
Office Hours –
Please call/ email for available times. Instructors will strive to respond to email communication
within a reasonable period of time, normally within 1 week
Pharmacology is designed to provide the learner with the cognitive, affective and psychomotor
skills required to deliver safe, competent pharmacologic care. This course introduces the
student to the concepts of pharmacology and medication administration. The student will learn
about common drug classifications, the psychological and cultural aspects of drug therapy. As
well, the student will learn about the legal aspects, nursing responsibilities and decision-making
processes required for the safe and accurate administration of medication to a variety of client
REQUIRED TEXTS/CD :
Lehne, R. (2004) Pharmacology for Nursing Care (5th). Saunders: Missouri.
Kee, J. & Marshall, S. (2004) Clinical Calculations with Applications to General and Specialty
Areas. Saunders: Missouri
There is an access code that accompanies the Kee text to access the pharmacology WebCT
page. It is bundles with the text in the library.
Learners who successfully complete the course have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
Outcome 1: transform knowledge of pharmacology to maintain safe client care in the practicum
Outcome 2: design and deliver health teaching to clients related to their specific learning needs
about their medication regime
Outcome 3: respect the client’s personal and cultural beliefs and values related to medication
Outcome 4: collaborate effectively with peers in sharing pharmacology research effectively
Outcome 5: comply with the principles and legalities of medication administration
Outcome 6: understand the unique considerations of drug therapy for special populations, e.g.,
pediatric and geriatric clients
Outcome 7: think critically when solving problems related to mathematical calculations
Outcome 8: be able to demonstrate accurate calculation, administration and documentation of
Week 1 : Introduction to Pharmacology
Week 2: Principles of Pharmacology
Week 3: Drug Therapy Across the Lifespan / Drugs of the PNS
Week 4: Drugs of the CNS : Psychotherapeutic / Pain / Drug Abuse
Week 5: Drugs of the Endocrine system
Week 6: Cardiac and Fluid and Electrolytes
Chapters 39- 53
Week 7: Cardiac continued / Respiratory
Week 8: Break Week
Week 9: Anti-inflammatory/ Anti allergic/ MS disorders/ Immunologic
Chapters 63- 70
Week 10: Chemotherapy of Infectious Diseases
Chapters : 79-92
Week 11: Chemotherapy/ Drugs used Cancer Treatment/ GI
Chapter 73-75 and 97-99
Week 12: Women’s Health / Eyes , Ears and Skin
Chapters 59- 62 and 100-102
Week 13: Toxicology / Alternative Therapies
Chapters 104- 106
Evaluation Methods to evaluate the retention of important principles, processes and facts
related to medication administration
Evaluation Methods and Due Dates
Components Mark Due Dates
A. Lab Critiques ( 3) P/F Session 2, 3 and 4
B. Scholarly Paper 30% Due February 17th @ 1510
C. Midterm Exam 30% March 3rd, 2006
D. Final exam 40% TBA in exam week
Marking criteria will be available online on Web CT course site.
Professional Conduct during Laboratory Sessions
Laboratory sessions are intended to provide a forum for the student to acquire confidence in
eliciting health information and performing physical modes of inquiry in a supervised setting. It
is an opportunity to gain insight into the experience of being a client, a nurse and to develop
your professional identity. It is expected that you will attend regularly and be engaged in
learning activities. There are 4 lab sessions only so be clear what group you are in as you will
be formally critiqued in sessions 2, 3 and 4.
It is strongly suggested that students attend all lab sessions. It is in this environment that a
solid foundation for the learning outcomes is presented.
Late Submission of Course Work
Late submissions will be penalized 10% per day and will not be accepted after the third day. It
is the responsibility of the student to negotiate alternative arrangements prior to the due date.
If, for any reason, a student cannot write the final exam on the assigned date, s/he must pick
up a Deferred Standing Agreement (DSA) form from the Faculty Office and present it to the
Department within 7 days of the exam. A registered letter will be sent to you in advance
confirming the results of your DSA and details of the exam you may be scheduled to write.
IMPORTANT UOIT POLICIES:
Academic conduct (University Calendar section 15)
Faculty members and students share an important responsibility to maintain the integrity of the
teaching and learning relationship. This relationship is characterized by honesty, fairness, and
mutual respect for the aims and principles of the pursuit of education. Academic misconduct
impedes the activities of the University community, and is punishable by appropriate disciplinary
The University and its members have the responsibility of providing an environment which does
not facilitate the inadvertent commission of academic misconduct. Students and faculty should
be made aware of the actions which constitute academic misconduct, the procedures for
launching and resolving complaints, and the penalties for commission of acts of misconduct.
Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:
- Unreasonable infringement on the freedom of other members of the academic
(e.g., disrupting classes or examinations, harassing, intimidating, or threatening
- Violation of safety regulations in a laboratory or other setting.
- Cheating on examinations, assignments, reports, or other work used to evaluate
student performance. Cheating includes copying from another student’s work or
allowing one’s own work to be copied, submitting another person’s work as one’s
own, fabrication of data, consultation with an unauthorized person during an
examination, or use of unauthorized aids.
- Impersonating another student or allowing oneself to be impersonated for purposes of
taking examinations, or carrying out laboratory or other assignments.
- Plagiarism, which is the act of presenting the ideas, words, or other intellectual
property of another as one’s own. The use of other people’s work must be properly
acknowledged and referenced in all written material.
- Obtaining by improper means examination papers, tests, or similar materials; use or
distribution of such materials to others.
- Falsifying academic records, including tests and examinations, or submitting false
credentials for purpose of gaining admission to a program or course, or for any other
- Misrepresentation of facts, whether written or oral, which may have an effect on
academic evaluation. This includes making fraudulent health claims, obtaining
medical or other certificates under false pretenses, or altering certificates for the
purposes of misrepresentation.
- Submission of work when a major portion has been previously submitted or is being
submitted for another course, without the express permission of all instructors
Faculty members are encouraged to pursue suspected cases of academic honesty with formal
charges. Students should, however, review the Academic Honesty policy for themselves at:
Grade Component Deadline (Academic Council Policy)
The course assignment structure and grading scheme (i.e. kinds and weights of assignments,
essays, exams, etc.) must be announced, and be available in writing, to students within the first
weeks of classes.
Graded Feedback Rule (Academic Council Policy)
Under normal circumstances, written evaluative feedback and at least one mark must be received
by students in all courses prior to the final withdrawal date from a course, without receiving a
January 5, 2006,