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DNHY 1212 - Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: Admission into the Dental Hygiene Program; DNHY 1110 , DNHY 1112 , DNHY 1114 , and DNHY 1115  all with a grade of C or better

Corequisites: DNHY 1210 , DNHY 1214 , and DNHY 1215  

This course explores the basic components of pharmacology with emphasis on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs that specifically affect oral health. Topics include cholinergic and anticholinergic drugs, opioid and nonopioid analgesic drugs, anti-infective drugs, antifungal drugs, antiviral drugs, antianxiety and antipsychotic drugs, as well as drugs specific to organ systems such as the respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems.  

Billable Contact Hours: 3

When Offered: Winter semester only

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to summarize the basic principles of clinical pharmacology.

Objectives:

  1. Summarize the history of pharmacology.
  2. Explain the fundamentals of prescription writing in the dental practice.
  3. List the agencies within the federal government designed to regulate drugs.
  4. Explain generic drug equivalence.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the classification of drugs.

Objectives:

  1. Explain indications for use of topical chemotherapeutics.
  2. Explain the drug actions of topical chemotherapeutics.
  3. Explain the pharmacodynamics of narcotic analgesics as they relate to dentistry. 
  4. Explain the pharmacodynamics of nonnarcotic analgesics as they relate to dentistry. 
  5. Explain the functions of systemic anti-infective drugs.
  6. Define pharmacokinetics.
  7. Define pharmacodynamics. 

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to summarize the basic principles of clinical pharmacology.

Objectives:  

  1. List the uses of antiviral agents.
  2. List the uses of antifungal agents. 
  3. Explain the pharmacodynamics of antiviral agents.
  4. Explain the pharmacodynamics of antifungal agents.
  5. List the common drug interactions in dentistry. 
  6. List common adverse drug effects that occur in the dental setting. 
  7. List the common drug contraindications that occur in the dental setting.
  8. List the common drug interactions that occur in the dental setting.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to relate common systemic conditions with oral manifestations.

Objectives:  

  1. Explain the common oral manifestations associated with endocrine disorders. 
  2. Explain the common oral manifestations associated with diseases of the digestive system.
  3. Explain the common oral manifestations associated with diseases of the circulatory system.
  4. Explain the common oral manifestations associated with diseases of the skeletal system.
  5. Explain the common oral manifestations associated with diseases of the nervous system.
  6. Explain the common oral manifestations associated with diseases of the muscular system.
  7. Explain the common oral manifestations associated with diseases of the respiratory system.
  8. Explain the common oral manifestations associated with diseases of the immune system.
  9. Explain the common oral manifestations associated with diseases of the urinary system.
  10. Explain the common oral manifestations associated with diseases of the integumentary system.
  11. Explain the common oral manifestations associated with diseases of the reproductive system.
  12.  

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Week 1: Information Sources; Regularoty Agencies, Legistlation, RX Writing

Week 2: Drug Action & Handling; Adverse Reactions

Week 3: Autonomic Drugs

Week 4: Nonopiods (Nonarcotic) Analgesics; Opiod (Narcotic) Analgesics & Antagonists

Week 5: Anti-infective Agents

Week 6: Antifungal & Antiviral Agents

Week 7: Anti-anxiety Agents; Natural/Herbal Products

Week 8: Drugs for the Treatement of Cardiovascular Diseases

Week 9: Drugs for the Treatemnt of GI Disorders

Week 10: Antineoplastic Drugs

Week 11: Drugs for the Treatement of Seizure Disorders; Drugs for the Treatment of CNS Disorders

Week 12: Adrenocorticosteroids; Drugs for Treatment of Respiratory Disorders & Allergic Rhinitis

Week 13: Drugs for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus; Drugs for the Treatment of other Endocrine Disorders

Week 14: Emergency Drugs; Pregnancy & Breast Feeding Patients

Week 15: Substance Use Disorders; Oral Conditions & Treatment

Week 16: Hygiene/Drug Related Oral Disorders

 


Primary Faculty
Ellis, Barbara
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ellis, Barbara
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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