Metropolitan State University

DENH 620 : Pharmacology Principles of Clinical Application

A. Course Description
Credits: 2
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This blended/hybrid course is designed to prepare the Masters of Science Advanced Dental Therapy (MSADT) student with the pharmacology knowledge and skill necessary to think critically when providing patient-centered care. Effective care begins with sorting through the patient's medical/dental health status and pharmacological report. Based on a comprehensive analysis, the student will discern appropriate treatment modifications and necessary drug prescriptions/interventions to ensure optimal and safe patient care. Drug classes, pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions, drug contraindications and interactions will be addressed practically and reinforced through case-based learning.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/22/2009 - 08/16/2017 08/17/2017 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Apply pharmacology principles to assess proper drug administration and therapy.
  2. Summarize drug classes pertinent to dentistry and patient-specific health and well-being.
  3. Utilize drug information resources for effective and efficient inquiry.
  4. Appraise a patient's medication history for necessary patient-centered treatment modifications.
  5. Prevent and manage adverse drug reactions.
  6. Abide by MN Statute 150A.106 with advanced dental therapy practices and collaborative management authorization to provide, dispense and administer analgesics, anti-inflammatories and antibiotics.
  7. Engage in trends and constant change within the pharmaceutical industry.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Science: Advanced Dental Therapy program.