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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course is designed to develop an understanding of concepts surrounding pharmacology and combines anatomy and physiology with medical terminology for Unit Clerks. Students will learn anatomical structures and organs of the respiratory, central nervous, and cardiovascular systems, and identify anatomy of structures of the musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Classification of drugs will be covered, their mode of delivery, clinical effects and side effects will be learned and aided with common examples. Students will learn medical terminology, the professional language of medicine. The course covers the responsibility involved in safely handling and dispensing medications to patients that contributes to drug effectiveness and health for patients. Students will learn how different drugs are administered and routinely eliminated. Different drug categories are studied along with pharmacology terminology. Students will learn “Scheduled" and “PRN" (as required) medications as indicated in the patient's medical record. ​

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$427.88 - $437.37 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below are two offerings of CLRK 1005 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 91812

Duration

Thu Jan 04 - Thu Mar 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 91812
  • Domestic fees $427.88
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 21 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$427.88

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course is delivered synchronously online. Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. This is not a self-paced course as you will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Textbook is required for first class. Find it at the BCIT bookstore and on the website: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance. Computer, microphone, and webcam required.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 90675

Duration

Fri Jan 05 - Fri Mar 15 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 90675
  • Domestic fees $427.88
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 15 Fri 18:00 - 21:15 Online
Instructor

Inge Kassteen

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$427.88

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course is delivered synchronously online. Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. This is not a self-paced course as you will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Textbook is required for first class. Find it at the BCIT bookstore and on the website: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance. Computer, microphone, and webcam required. Contact Paul Sawyer, Program Head with any questions: paul_sawyer@bcit.ca.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of CLRK 1005 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68767

Duration

Fri Apr 05 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68767
  • Domestic fees $437.37
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 05 - Jun 21 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Inge Kassteen

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$437.37

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This course is delivered synchronously online. Attendance to the first class is mandatory, no late registrations. This is not a self-paced course as you will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Prerequisite OFFC 1001. Computer, microphone, and webcam required. Contact Paul Sawyer, Program Head with any questions: paul_sawyer@bcit.ca.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define medical terms using combining forms and prefixes that relate to pharmacology.
  • Describe the historical roots of medical terminology.
  • Apply medical terminology related to pharmacology.
  • Discuss the Canadian marketing process of drugs.
  • Identify the various routes and schedules of drug administration.
  • Recognize the names, classifications and uses of commonly used prescription and non-prescription drugs.
  • Identify the main components of the body systems.
  • Recognize the different drug groups and how they apply to body systems.
  • Describe safe management of medications.
  • Explain the importance of confidentiality and privacy.
  • Describe the various roles of the healthcare team members.
  • Demonstrate application of pharmacology terminology to communicate with healthcare professionals.

Effective as of Winter 2024

Related Programs

Pharmacology (CLRK 1005) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Healthcare Unit Clerk
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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