145 Course Descriptions PHI105-A Introduction to Ethics 3 This course provides you with the opportunity to further develop objective thinking skills. A variety of ethical issues will be explored, providing you with the opportunity to further examine and develop your own personal moral principles. Areas of potential conflict with respect to application to present day society will be examined. PHI111-A Basic Reasoning 3 This courses is an introduction to the art of thinking as applied to critical evaluation of information, the construction and evaluation of deductive and inductive arguments, solving practical and intellectual problems, and the rational and persuasive defense of ideas. PHI142-A Ethics in Business 3 Ethics in Business addresses moral issues that confront the contemporary business community. Traditional ethical systems provide a framework with which to analyze issues in areas of corporate responsibility and the rights and obligations of employers and employees. _P_H__A__R_M___A__C__Y_ _T__E_C__H__N__I_C__I_A__N_______________________ PHR105-E Introduction to Pharmacy Technology 3 This course is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge about community and institutional pharmacy practice. Topics include: Orientation of Technician duties, Medical Terminology, Introduction to Institutional Pharmacy Practice, Introduction to Community/Ambulatory Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Calculations. Students taking this course should have basic reading comprehension skills and high school algebra. PHR120-E Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician 3 This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic concept of pharmacology as well as the biological factors affecting the actions of drugs for each pharmacological classification. This course is designed for the pharmacy technician and is the second of three courses in the Pharmacy Technician Certificate program. The course is also appropriate to update the knowledge of health care professionals who participate in the delivery of medications in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: PHR105-E PHR941-E Pharmacy Technician Practicum 1 This course will expose the student to the pharmacy environment. It will give the student hands on experience with the computer skills required to fill prescriptions in a pharmacy setting. It will expose the students to the equipment normally found in the pharmacy. The student will learn how to correctly measure and weigh out pharmaceutical ingredients used in extemporaneously compounding prescriptions using pharmacy graduates and Class A and electronic balances. They will use their knowledge of pharmacy math in making calculations to assist in these procedures. The student will use the pharmacy lab to simulate the prescription filling process. They will receive the prescription from a patient, input the information into the computer, pull the drugs from the inventory, count or measure the ingredients and label the container. They will become familiar with the reference materials available in a pharmacy and how to use them to obtain various drug information. Then after completing the lab work successfully, they will spend 40 hours in a community or institutional pharmacy, completing a check-list of duties that are normally performed by a technician. _P_H__Y__S_I_C__A__L_ _S_C__I_E__N__C__E______________________________ PHS110-A Introduction to Physical Science 3 Physical Science is an introductory course intended for nonscience majors in which the five areas of physical science are explored: physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, and meteorology. Descriptions and explanations of present-day knowledge are presented for all five areas. Corequisite: PHS111-A PHS111-A Introduction to Physical Science Lab 1 This course shall accompany PHS110-A. Corequisite: PHS110-A PHS113-A Introduction to Physical Science 4 This is a one semester survey of the basic concepts of astronomy and physics. This course is recommended for students who have not had high school physics. PHS120-A Exploring Physical Science 4 A combined lecture and lab course. Topics covered come from physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and meteorology. Online laboratory included. PHS142-A Principles of Astronomy 3 This is a course that introduces you to solar system astronomy. Emphasis will be placed on the historical development of astronomy, the solar system, stars, galaxies, and instruments and techniques used in astronomical observation. Optional corequisite: PHS143-A PHS143-A Principles of Astronomy Lab 1 This course shall accompany PHS142-A. Corequisite: PHS142-A PHS160-A Introduction to Oceanography 3 Introduction to Oceanography gives an overview of the interwoven natural history of today’s oceans from the origins and geology of ocean basins, through the nature of marine waters, the motion of waves, movement of currents, and the global ocean-atmospheric system. Waves, tsunamis, tides, coasts, beaches, and beach processes as well as some environmental issues and living creatures that dwell in the oceans are discussed. PHS166-A Meteorology, Weather and Climate 4 An introduction to meteorology. The makeup of Earth’s atmosphere, the elements of weather, weather maps, weather forecasting, storms and the effect of weather on the individual are covered. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Natural Sciences Area. 3 cr lecture 1 cr lab PHS172-A Physical Geology 4 A survey course in physical geology, including the earth’s dynamic systems, weathering of rocks, erosion processes, the theory of plate tectonics, volcanism, evolution of ocean basins, and resources and environmental problems. PHS185-A Introduction to Earth Science 3 This course is the study of physical elements and processes that make up the environment. Students learn how the Earth functions as one closed system with the hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere interacting to form daily patterns in life. Various Earth processes are discussed: heating and pressure of air, winds, storms, climates, and causes, the role of the oceans, landform processes of plate tectonics, mountain building, volcanism, gradation and fluvial processes, and glaciations.
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