Enrichment Experience Mandala (Grades 9-12)
When implemented with care, medicine can cure illnesses and even save lives, but when distributed incorrectly, therapeutics can cause great harm. In this course, you will delve deeper into the study of medicine and treatments available to patients. You will learn about available medications for specific diseases, the way therapeutics work in the body, different drug classifications, the law behind administering drugs, and what a Pharmacy career can look like. Are you ready to continue injecting your brain with essential knowledge for a career in the medical field? Let’s continue your journey of care.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of medications that affect the endocrine system by describing the endocrine system, explaining antidiabetic medications, and describing thyroid conditions and medications.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of medications for gender-specific health issues by describing the female reproductive system, evaluating medications that affect the female reproductive organs, describing the male reproductive system, and evaluating medications that affect the male reproductive organs.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of anti-infective medications by explaining cell structure, describing medications used to treat infective agents, and comparing medications used to treat viruses and fungi.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of medications to treat cancer by explaining the development and spread of cancer, describing the different types of cancer, and comparing cell-cycle specific and non-specific medications.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of medications for the eyes, ears, and skin by summarizing the structure of the ear, summarizing the structure of the eyes, comparing medications used to treat the ear and eyes, summarizing the structure of the skin, and comparing medications used to treat the skin.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of medications for the immune system and weight loss by summarizing the physiology of the immune system, explaining the use of immunosuppressors and immunostimulators, and analyzing weight loss medications and vitamin supplements.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of careers in pharmacology by explaining types of pharmacology, analyzing the economics of drugs, and summarizing career pathways in pharmacology.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues in pharmacology by analyzing legislation related to medication regulation, explaining ethical considerations in medication administration, and summarizing areas for error in medication administration.
Unit 1: Medications that Affect the Endocrine System
Unit 2: Medications used for Gender-Specific Health Issues
Unit 3: Anti-infective Medications
Unit 4: Medications Used to Treat Cancer
Unit 5: Medications for the Eyes, Ears, and Skin
Unit 6: Immunological Medications, Medications for Weight Loss, and Nutritional Supplements
Unit 7: Careers in Pharmacy
Unit 8: Legal and Ethical Issues in Pharmacology
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