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Prescribing & Patient Compliance

Course Description

This is the first of two courses that provide the base of information necessary for advanced clinical prescribing of medications. It includes pharmacokinetics, pharmocodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. Within each class of therapeutic drugs, the course examines drug actions, interactions, reactions, and contraindications. The course will also include principles of prescribing and patient compliance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise the primary pharmacokinetic mechanisms that underlie drug function.
  • Evaluate the pharmacodynamics associated with individual drugs.
  • Value idiosyncrasies in specific pharmacological agents.
  • Judge drug classification catagories and their anticipated effect.
  • Examine pharmacologic prescription and/or dispensing laws and regulations for the advanced practice nurse.

Requirements

Students are expected to attend all class sessions, actively participate in class activities and discussions, complete examinations as scheduled, and to turn in all assignments on time. Students are also expected to read all assigned material to the class session in which the material is presented and be prepared to contribute to discussion and dialogue.

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School of Health and Human Services

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School of Health and Human Services
Sarah H. and Caryl F.
Class of 2019, Military Servicemember and Class of 2019, respectively