GEET 203 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Drugs and Society
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEET 203
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course is designed to provide an introduction to pharmacology, drug use and abuse.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to understand and define specific words related to pharmacology
  • will be able to explain history of drugs and define drug forms and administration
  • will be able to explain drug development from synthesis to marketing
  • will be able to distinguish between prescription and over the counter drugs
  • will be able to explain rational drug use
  • will be able to define drug effects, side effects, adverse effects
  • will be able to assess the risks of drug use in special patient population
  • will be able to define the pharmacological and behavioral effects of use of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and other illegal substances
Course Content The course covers history and principles of pharmacology, drug use and abuse in modern society\n \nThe course covers history and principles of pharmacology, drug use and abuse in modern society.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to Pharmacology, History of Drugs and Major Milestones in Pharmacology Susan M. Turley, Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 2015; Heinz Lüllmann, Klaus Mohr, Color Atlas of Pharmacology, 2005
2 Drug Development: from Synthesis to Marketing Susan M. Turley, Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 2015; Heinz Lüllmann, Klaus Mohr, Color Atlas of Pharmacology, 2005
3 Drug Forms, Drug Administration Susan M. Turley, Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 2015; Heinz Lüllmann, Klaus Mohr, Color Atlas of Pharmacology, 2005
4 A Drug’s Life in The Body: Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Susan M. Turley, Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 2015; Heinz Lüllmann, Klaus Mohr, Color Atlas of Pharmacology, 2005
5 Drug Effects Susan M. Turley, Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 2015; Heinz Lüllmann, Klaus Mohr, Color Atlas of Pharmacology, 2005
6 Drug Use in Special Patient Groups: Children, Older Adults and Pregnant Women Christof Schaefer Paul W.J. Peters Richard K Miller, Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation, 2014
7 Midterm
8 Irrational Drug Use, Over The Counter Drugs and Herbal Supplements Drugs and Society, Glen R. Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, Annette E. Fleckenstein, 2015
9 Drug Use and Abuse: Most Commonly Abused Drugs Drugs and Society, Glen R. Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, Annette E. Fleckenstein, 2015
10 Tobacco and Alcohol: Pharmacological and Behavioral Effects Drugs and Society, Glen R. Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, Annette E. Fleckenstein, 2015
11 Narcotics, Stimulants and Central Nervous System Depressants Drugs and Society, Glen R. Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, Annette E. Fleckenstein, 2015
12 Hallucinogens and Marijuana Drugs and Society, Glen R. Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, Annette E. Fleckenstein, 2015
13 Student Presentations
14 Student Presentations
15 Student Presentations
16 Final exam

 

Course Textbooks

Susan M. Turley, Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals, 2015; Heinz Lüllmann, Klaus Mohr, Color Atlas of Pharmacology, 2005 Drugs and Society, Glen R. Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, Annette E. Fleckenstein, 2015

References

For further reading: Basic and clinical pharmacology, 13th Edt. Bertram G. Katzung and Anthony J. Trevor, McGraw Hill 2015.

(Available at the IUE Libray as hard copy) 

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
16
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
20
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
4
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
4
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
10
Final / Oral Exam
1
19
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have sufficient background in Mathematics, Basic sciences and Biomedical Engineering areas and the skill to use this theoretical and practical background in the problems of the Biomedical Engineering.

2

To identify, formulate and solve Biomedical Engineering-related problems by using state-of-the-art methods, techniques and equipment; to select and apply appropriate analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

3

To analyze a complex system, system components or process, and to design with realistic limitations to meet the requirements using modern design techniques; to apply modern design techniques for this purpose.

4

To choose and use the required modern techniques and tools for analysis and solution of complex problems in Biomedical Engineering applications; to skillfully use information technologies.

5

To design and do simulation and/or experiment, collect and analyze data and interpret results for studying complex engineering problems or research topics of the discipline. 

6

To efficiently participate in intradisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams; to work independently.

7

To communicate both in oral and written form in Turkish; to have knowledge of at least one foreign language; to have the skill to write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, present, give and receive clear instructions.

8

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself.

9

To behave ethically, to be aware of professional and ethical responsibilities; to have knowledge about the standards in Biomedical Engineering applications.

10

To have information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.

11

To have knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Biomedical Engineering solutions.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest