529 Pharmacotherapeutics

The purpose of this course is to provide the graduate with the knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose, and manage patients' common health problems in a safe, high quality, cost-effective manner. Course theory content includes cellular response, pharmacotherapeutics, and pharmacokinetics of broad categories of pharmacologic agents. Also, included is the concept of polypharmacy and safe dosage calculation. Through the 64 hours of practicum experience, will develop competence in prescribing appropriate pharmacologic agents for patients across the life span. Prerequisites: 500, 504 and 508 or with consent of instructor. 3 S.H.