Nov 28, 2023
VET 150 - Veterinary Pharmacology 2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Introduction to regulations of biologics and pharmaceuticals with a focus on drugs and their clinical application.
Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: C or better in VET 112IN and VET 115IN .
Corequisite(s): VET 114 , VET 120 , VET 150LB , VET 205 , and VET 210
Course Learning Outcomes
- Illustrate principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
- Classify general types and groups of drugs, their actions and interactions.
- Identify the regulatory framework veterinarians work under in prescribing, dispensing, and labeling medications.
- Calculate dosages and demonstrate understanding of expected outcome of administered medication.
- Identify the regulatory framework veterinarians work under in prescribing medications.
- Identify toxicologic agents in small animal practice and applications of decontamination and antidote therapy.
- Use weights and measures correctly.
- Calculate dosages.
- Differentiate between abnormal and normal responses to medication.
- Compare and contrast drug administration routes, variable patient physiology, and expected outcomes.
- Differentiate prescription drugs from over-the-counter drugs.
- Label and package dispensed drugs correctly.
- Principles of Pharmacology
- Chemistry and physical chemistry behavior in pharmacologic agents
- physical incompatibility
- Normal and abnormal responses to medications
- Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion
- Drug Nomenclature
- Veterinary Pharmacologic Regulations
- Label and Extra-label drug use
- Withdrawal times
- State regulations
- Drug Groups, Categories and Effects
- Fluid therapy agents
- Introduction to transfusion medicine
- Topical dermatologic, otic, and ophthalmologic preparations
- Drugs affecting the gastrointestinal system
- Drugs affecting the urinary system
- Drugs affecting the cardiovascular system
- Drugs affecting the respiratory system
- Drugs affecting the endocrine system
- Drugs affecting the reproductive system
- Drugs affecting the nervous system
- Drugs involved in sedation, anesthesia, and analgesia
- Chemotherapeutic drugs
- Clinical Pharmacology
- Patient factors
- Best delivery route with dosage preparation options
- Patient tolerance
- Drug resistance
- Addressing alterations in absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination
- Drug Doses and Calculations
Full Academic Year 2021/22
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