Fall 2022 Course Syllabus
Course: PHRA-1305 (Section: 1, CRN: 92783)
Drug Classification
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Instructor Information
Instructor Toy Thornton-Wyckoff
Email thorntontn@lamarpa.edu
Phone 4099846356
Office Madison Monroe Education - Room: 227
Office Hours Office Hours: Monday-Tuesday 3:00-3:30 pm, Wednesday 2:00-3:00 pm, Thursday-Friday 8:30-1:30 pm 
Additional Contact Information
Course Information
Description A study of pharmaceutical drugs, abbreviations, classifications, dosages, side effects, and routes of administration.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Pharmacology Clear & Simple
ISBN: 9781719644747
Author: F.A. DAVIS

Essentials of Pharmacology for Health Professions, 8th Edition
Authors: Bruce J. Colbert, MS, RRT & Ruth Woodrow, RN, MA 
Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes • Identify drug dosages, routes of administration, and dosage forms.
• Distinguish between brand, generic, and their drug classifications.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Lecture Topics Outline
I. Drug Names and References
• Classifications
• Identifying names
• Legal Terms Referring to Drugs
• Terms Indicating Drug Actions
• Drug References
• The Internet as Reference
 II. Sources of Bodily Effects of Drugs
• Sources of Drugs
• Effects of Drugs
• Drug Processing by the Body
• Other Variables Affecting Drug Action
• Unexpected Responses to Drugs
III. Responsibilities and Principles of Drug Administration
• Responsible Drug Administration
• Medication Errors
• Principles of Administration
IV. Drug Classification Index by Generic Name
• Generic Name
• Trade Name (Brand Name)
• Classification
V. Drug Classifications
• Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs
• Skin Medications
• Urinary System Drugs
• Gastrointestinal Drugs
• Eye and Ear Medications
• Analgesics, Sedatives, and Hypnotics
• Psychotropic Medications Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Major Assignments Schedule Week 1 & 2 Introduction Drug Names and References  08/22/2022 & 08/29/2022
• Classifications 
• Identifying Names
• Legal Terms Referring to Drugs
• Terms Indicating Drug Actions
• The Internet as Reference
Week 3 Holiday 09/05/2022
Week 4 & 5 Quiz #1,  09/12/2022 & 09/19/2022
Sources of Bodily Effects of Drugs

• Sources of Drugs
• Effects of Drugs
• Drug Processing by the Body
• Other Variables Affecting Drug Action
• Unexpected Responses to Drugs 
Week 6 Exam #1 Responsibilities and Principles of Drug Administration 09/26/2022
• Responsible Drug Administration
• Medication Errors
• Principles of Administration 
Week 7 Drug Classification Index by Generic Name 10/03/2022
• Generic Name
• Trade Name (Brand Name)
• Classification
Week 8 Exam #2  10/10/202
Week 9 Drug Classifications 10/17/2022
• Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs
• Skin Medications
• Urinary System Drugs
• Gastrointestinal Drugs 
Week 10 Drug Classifications 10/24/2022
• Eye and Ear Medications
• Analgesics, Sedatives, and Hypnotics
• Psychotropic Medications /Alcohol and Drug Abuse 
Week 11 Quiz #2 (Week 9-10 Course Material) 10/31/2022
Week 12 Drug Classifications 11/07/2022
• Musculoskeletal and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
• Anticonvulsants, Antiparkinsonian Drugs, and Agents for Alzheimer’s Disease
• Endocrine System Drugs 
Week 13 Drug Classifications 11/14/2022
• Reproductive System Drugs
• Respiratory System Drugs and Antihistamines

• Drugs and Older Adults 
Week 14 Exam # 3 (Week 9-10, 12-13 Course Material) 11/21/2022
Week 15 Final Review 11/28/202
Week 16 Final Exam 12/05/202
Final Exam Date December 5, 2022 - 10:00 AM   Through  December 5, 2022 - 12:00 PM
Grading Scale Grade Scale:

90-100 A
80-89 B
75-79 C
74-60 D
59 & Below F
Determination of
Final Grade
Final grades will be calculated according to the following criteria:

1. Quizzes 15%
2. Homework 25%
3. Exams 30%
4. Final Exam 20%
5. Class Participation 10%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies • All assignments, quizzes, labs, and exams will be used in calculating your course grade.
• Late work will receive deducted points as follows:
o 24 Hours- 10 points
o 48 Hours –20 points
o 72 Hours –not accepted

• In class activities and participation will include assessments over videos, games, group presentations, EVERYONE is expected to stay engaged as this is 10% of your class grade.
• Complete the required readings, assignments, discussions as directed by the instructor • Keep copies of ALL paperwork, including syllabus, handouts, and assignments.
• Participate actively by reviewing course material, interacting with classmates, and responding promptly in communication with your instructor.
• No grades will be discussed over the phone, as you can make an appointment with your instructor.
• If you have a complaint about this course which you cannot resolve through discussion with the instructor, please contact Shirley MacNeill, Chair Allied Health Department phone: 409-984-6365
• The following materials are officially PROHIBTED in the classroom meetings for this course: food, drink, or tobacco. This policy agrees with the official college policy, breaks will be given
. • The instructor expects that students illustrate mature behavior with respect to being responsible for your own actions, being respectful of others. Failure to comply may result in removal from the classroom or the course.
• Students should use their LSCPA email account to send messages to instructor.
Attendance Policy
• All students are expected to attend class daily.
• A student who is absent from class more than 3 days may be dropped from the program by the Program Director. • Late arrival to class is disruptive, any student arriving more than fifteen (15) minutes late should not enter the classroom and should wait until break time to enter.
• Students who arrive after a quiz or exam starts, but before it ends, may take the quiz or exam without penalty but no additional time will be given.
• It is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor of any absence. If unable to reach the instructor in the office, please leave a voicemail and email using the student's campus email.
Additional Information
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
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Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365