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Donald F Downing
PHARM 411
Seattle Campus

Medical Devices for Home Health Care

Study of medical devices commonly provided by pharmacists to their patients, including their selection and adaptation for specific patient needs. Lectures include display and demonstration of actual devices.

Class description

The purpose of this course is to help students become familiar with medical devices used by consumers in home health care. Pharmacists and pharmacy students are frequently consulted about these products and are expected to have at least minimal expertise in their safe and appropriate use. Special emphasis will be placed on student understanding of the relationship between the patientís medical condition, the medical device and the provision of pharmaceutical care.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Product demonstrations, some lectures, student presentations

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

30% quizzes; 70% group presentation


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Donald F Downing
Date: 03/15/2006