ANS 216 : Veterinary Pharmacology
This course covers the basic principles of pharmacology, including general drug types, dosage forms, drug administration, pharmacokinectics, and pharmacodynamics. Drug packaging, labeling, and dispensing are covered, as are record keeping for pharmacologic agents. The legal and ethical factors involved in handling pharmaceuticals are considered. Prescription notation and review of drug calculations are also included. The course surveys the many pharmacologic agents used in veterinary medicine, emphasizing the modes of action, indications, contraindications, methods of administration, and appropriate client communication for these agents. Pre-requisite(s): ANS 107 with a grade of C or better; MTH 119, MTH 125 or MTH 131 with a grade of C or better. (For Career Pathway, take MTH 125. For Transfer Pathway, take MTH 119 or MTH 131.) Two lecture hours per week.
1. Recognize common pharmaceuticals used for specific treatments in domestics animals and be able to discuss their dosage and associated side effects. 2. Demonstrate proficiency at reading, filing, recording, and administration of topical, oral, and injectable medications as prescribed and in accordance with FDA requirements. 3. Convert English and metric units. 4. Demonstrate accuracy in dosage calculation and preparation of pharmaceuticals.