Mar 30, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog
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NU 607 - Advanced Pharmacology

This course is designed to advance the graduate student’s knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics and pharmacotherapeutics of health and disease states across the lifespan. Major categories of pharmacologic agents are examined in the context of the life span, culture, health and disease sates. Emphasis is placed on the use of evidence-based practice and current guidelines in the selection and management of medication regimens for patients and populations.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite:  NU 608


Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Uses ethical principles when making decisions regarding pharmacological intervention as part of the patient plan of care(MSN Essential I)
  • As a healthcare leader, develops and communicates comprehensive and appropriate patient education concerning drug regimens, side effects, interactions with – other prescription and/or nonprescription drugs, herbal preparations and food supplements (MSN Essential II, VII,VIII, IX)
  • Examine how principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics and pharmacoeconomics influence pharmacological therapeutics (MSN Essential I, IX)
  • Discuss the need for community resources, patient education, and adherence to therapy within various cultures (MSN Essential VI, VII, VIII, IX)
  • Evaluate safety factors for the efficacious use of pharmacological agents in the context of disease and health states, lifespan, culture and gender (MSN Essential III, VIII, IX)
  • Analyze pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic characteristics such as indications, contraindications, mechanism of action, therapeutic effects, clinical response, adverse effects and toxicity of major drug categories(MSN Essential I, IV, VII, VIII, IX)
  • Correlate the pathophysiology of a disease with the therapeutic action of an intervention(MSN Essential I, IV, VII, VIII, IX)
  • Synthesize and apply evidence-based guidelines and research findings in the pharmacologic management of major health problems (MSN Essential I, IV, VII, VIII, IX)

Credits: 3

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