Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
PHT 61HOME HEALTH CARE SUPPLIESSummer 2011
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 60 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 12/14/10

1. Description -
Study of diseases and conditions which require ongoing health maintenance by the patient, and the tests and devices used for the control of these diseases and conditions. Single-use test kits for routine health screening. An evaluation of alternative forms of health care. A study of the vitamins and minerals commonly used in pharmaceutical preparations. Intended for students in the pharmacy technology program.
Prerequisite: PHT 50.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. discuss hyper- and hypoglycemia, and the disease states that cause these conditions.
  2. demonstrate skill in the operation of various kinds of glucometers.
  3. Identify and differentiate between the different forms of insulin and the various insulin administration methods.
  4. describe the causes and effects of hypertension.
  5. demonstrate skill in the operation of various types of sphygmomanometers and interpret the results obtained from blood pressure measurement.
  6. identify and differentiate between the different lipids in a blood lipid profile.
  7. demonstrate skill in the operation of a cholesterol test kit.
  8. explain the female menstrual cycle and the significance of ovulation.
  9. demonstrate skill in the utilization of ovulation kits as they pertain to fertility tracking.
  10. explain the impact of pregnancy on the body.
  11. demonstrate skill in the utilization of various types of pregnancy test kits.
  12. discuss colon cancer and recognize the signs and symptoms of this form of cancer.
  13. demonstrate skill in the use of an occult blood stool test kit.
  14. demonstrate a working knowledge of alternative forms of healthcare, including homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and acupressure.
  15. discuss the vitamins and minerals commonly used in pharmaceutical preparations.
  16. explain the pharmacology of these vitamins and minerals.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Specialized machines such as Glucometers and sphygmomanometers. Cholesterol, ovulation, pregnancy, occult blood stool tests. Pharmaceutical samples.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Diabetes and diabetic supplies (L-L)
    1. Definition, symptoms and management
    2. Importance of monitoring blood glucose levels
    3. Responsibilities of pharmacist/technician in monitoring blood glucose levels
    4. Diabetic testing devices and equipment
    5. Oral hypoglycemics
    6. Insulin
      1. Types, dosage forms, duration of action
      2. Administration
      3. Storage conditions
      4. Signs and treatment of overdose and underdose
    7. Measuring insulin. Testing glucose by means of urine sticks and glucometers. Patient monitoring. Maintenance of equipment. Troubleshooting. (Lab)
  2. Blood pressure (L-L)
    1. Hypertension/hypotension
      1. Definition
      2. Normal and abnormal values
      3. Symptoms and management
      4. Causes
      5. Importance of monitoring
      6. Monitoring in the pharmacy ? pharmacist/technician role
    2. Monitoring devices and equipment
    3. Measuring blood pressure by means of a sphygmomanometer. (Lab)
  3. Blood lipids (L-L)
    1. Definition
    2. Normal and abnormal blood lipid profiles
    3. Importance of lipid monitoring
    4. Cholesterol test kits.
    5. Lipid testing in the pharmacy.
  4. Colon cancer (L-L)
    1. Definition
    2. Signs and symptoms
    3. Importance of monitoring
    4. Occult blood stool test kits
    5. Use of cholesterol test kit and occult blood stool test kit.(Lab)
  5. Pregnancy and ovulation (L-L)
    1. An overview of female hormone levels
      1. sensitivity
      2. accuracy
    2. Ovulation test kits
    3. Use of pregnancy test kits and ovulation test kits.(Lab)
  6. Alternative healthcare (L-L)
    1. Importance in the healthcare system
    2. Homeopathy
    3. Chiropractic
    4. Acupuncture - acupressure
    5. Natural remedies
    6. Facts and fiction
    7. Muscle relaxation with the use of acupressure.(Lab)
  7. Vitamins, minerals, and supplements (L-L)
    1. Nutritional requirements
    2. Water soluble vitamins
    3. Oil soluble vitamins
    4. Minerals
    5. Nutritional supplements
    6. Individual student presentation of research project.(Lab)
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
The following evaluation methods may be used but is not limited to
  1. Objective exams
  2. Lab Practical Exams
  3. Cooperative learning assignments
  4. Research paper
  5. Quizzes
7. Representative Text(s) -
Scanlon, Valerie & Amy Sanders. Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Fifth Edition. Philadelphia:F.A.Davis Company, 2007.
American Pharmacists Association. The Pharmacy Technician, Fourth Edition. Englewood: Morton Publishing Company, 2010.

8. Disciplines -
Pharmacy Technician.
 
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture presentations and classroom discussion regarding topics.
  2. Small group recitation sessions to discuss laboratory concepts
  3. Independent research presentations followed by class discussion and evaluation.
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Measuring insulin levels.
  2. Testing glucose by means of urine sticks and glucometers.
  3. Patient monitoring. Maintenance of equipment. Troubleshooting.
  4. Measuring blood pressure by means of a sphygmomanometer.
  5. Use of cholesterol test kit and occult blood stool test kit.
  6. Use of pregnancy test kits and ovulation test kits.
  7. Muscle relaxation with the use of acupressure.
  8. Individual student presentation of research project.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading Assignments: Weekly reading assignments from text and outside sources.
  2. Lecture: Weekly lecture covering subject matter from text assignment with extended topic information.
  3. Review of handouts and relevant reading material
  4. Pre-lab and post lab assignments
  5. Laboratory Notebook
  6. Individual student presentation of research project.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is required core course for the A.S. degree and the Certificate of Achievement in the Pharmacy Technician program


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-20 16:00:37


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines