BMS 235 Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians I

Credit: 1.0

Course Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Prerequisite Courses: VM 105, BMS 135

Instructor: Dr. Pete Bill

Course Description:

This course is the first of two courses in the distance learning program that presents an introduction to the principles of pharmacy and pharmacology for the veterinary technician. Emphasis will be placed upon key concepts of how drugs work, terminology commonly used with therapeutic agents, important mechanisms and side effects of commonly used veterinary drugs and dosage calculations.

Course Objectives:

Method of Delivery: Primarily web-based exercises, textbook and online or paper examination. The course is a series of exercises to be completed by the student. Exercises are found on the BMS 23500 Blackboard site. The instructor will provide the students with feedback on the answers. A sealed quiz or test will be sent to the proctor and is to be completed under supervision of a proctor who must be a veterinarian, registered veterinary technician (not a veterinary assistant) or educator/teacher. The quiz or test is returned to the instructor for grading.


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Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals, 2nd EditionBill9780813823638
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