Basic Pharmacology - Syllabus

Course Description

Basic Pharmacology is a year long course with 24 lessons. Each lesson takes about a week and a half to complete and students have 180 days to complete the course.

Throughout Basic Pharmacology, students will learn the terms and vocabulary associated with different types of drugs, methods of administration and measurement, and the different drugs used for different bodily systems. Students also study drugs used for therapeutic purposes, chemotherapy, anti-infection, analgesic drugs, and emergency drugs such as intravenous drugs and blood products.

Prerequisites None

Required Textbook: Provide online by 1WS.

Medical Assisting 1

Course Description

Medical Assisting 1 is a year-long course worth 1 Carnegie Unit. The course is designed as a certificate career-tech course for high school students who are preparing for a career in Medical Assisting, whether in the field of medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, or some other medical related field. The course emphasizes patient care and safe medical practice in the earlier chapters and more specific material on office and patient record management in the later chapters. Students discuss medical terminology, the ethics of medical care, and the legalities of record keeping and safe medical practice. Students also use the virtual classroom to discuss and view classroom demonstrations and office management practices. Students are encouraged to participate in group collaborative projects and activities throughout the course, so that they may develop 21st Century Skills.

Required textbook: Online digital text is provided by PLC.

Prerequisites: None

 Law and Ethics for Medical Careers

Course Description

Law & Ethics for Medical Careers is an semester long course worth 1/2 Carnegie Unit. During the course, students are introduced to the concepts of law and ethics and how it relates to a health care profession. They analyze the role of law and the courts in regards to contracts and professional liability and medical malpractice. They develop understanding of different defenses to liability suits and learn the importance of medical records and informed consent. The course focuses also on the legalities of the workplace and bioethics. Lastly, students focus on interpersonal relationships and practice matters and coping with death and dying. When the course is completed, students should have a strong foundation in law and ethics as it relates to the medical fields and be prepared to enter the workplace. Students are encouraged to participate in group collaborative projects and activities throughout the course, so that they may develop 21st Century Skills.

Required textbook: Online digital text is provided by 1WS.

Prerequisites: None