NSG643 Psychopharmacology in MH Care

Course Description

Advanced concepts in neuroscience, neurobiology, genetics, pharmacogenomics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics for targeted symptoms in the management of various psychiatric disorders. Management of symptoms for various populations and risk-mitigation strategies are presented for clinical problems in primary mental health settings. Use of psychopharmacologic agents with medical comorbidities. Patient adherence strategies examined.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe pharmacokinetics of commonly prescribed psychopharmacologic agents used in the management of targeted psychiatric symptoms.
  • Assess pharmacodynamics of various psychopharmacologic agents.
  • Judge the effectiveness of various psychopharmacologic agents on symptoms of psychiatric illness.
  • Synthesize advanced concepts in neuroscience and neurobiology related to the use of psychopharmacologic agents.
  • Evaluate the factors that influence patient engagement and adherence to psychopharmacologic regimens.