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PHA340 Pharmacotherapeutics I

[2–0, 2 cr.]

This is the first in a sequence of courses that integrate the pathophysiology and therapeutics of diseases. The course focuses on the drug therapy of psychiatric and neurological disorders and their clinical applications. In-class discussions use a case- and/or problem-solving approach with emphasis on the individualization and appropriate selection of medication a drug regimen considering efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, monitoring parameters and therapeutic endpoints. Disease prevention and patient counseling are also addressed as applicable. The pharmacotherapies of select topics on headache, sleep disorders and substance abuse are also discussed.

Prerequisites: PHA210 Systems Pathophysiology, PHA312 Medicinal Chemistry I, and PHA320 Physical Assessment 

Co-requisites: PHA330 Pharmacology I and Professional Year 1 status