Second in a three-part series, provides clinical correlation supporting concurrent coursework and reinforces the pharmacologic principles and molecular concepts essential to making sound pharmacotherapeutic decisions. Study includes medication delivery, metabolism, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutical math, adverse effects, drug toxicity, drug interactions, and elimination. Emphasis placed on patient education/counseling regarding medication compliance, prescription writing techniques, and regulations surrounding prescriptive privileges. Learning methods include lecture format, clinical decision making, individual research, and case studies to integrate and synthesize course content. Spring Only.
2 Credits: 2 Lecture