Pharmacological properties of drugs reflection paper

Please consider how you have developed the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable your achievement of the Course Goals listed in the syllabus. Then write a minimum of a 1000 word APA-style essay reflecting on how this course has helped you achieve these goals.

Course Goals:

By the conclusion of this course, student will be able to:

  1. Using complex case studies, analyze the pharmacological properties of broad categories of drugs;
  2. Analyze the relationship between pharmacologic agents and physiologic/pathologic responses;
  3. Describe the motivations of patients in seeking prescriptions and the willingness to adhere to prescribed regimens;
  4. Determine the impact of herbal and alternative therapies on disease states and pharmacologic treatments;
  5. Safely and appropriately select pharmacologic agents for the management of patient health problems based on patient variations, the problem being managed, and cost effectiveness;
  6. Apply and integrate organizational, client centered, and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of medication administration;
  7. Evaluate the role of the nurse in collaborating, consulting, and communicating with other health care professionals to manage and coordinate medication distribution during times of medication shortages