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PHA442 Pharmacotherapeutics III

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This is the third in a sequence of courses that integrate the pathophysiology and therapeutics of diseases. The course focuses on the drug therapy of renal, respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases 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 diseases of the liver and immunologic diseases (SLE; rheumatic disorders) as well as acid-base disorders are also discussed.

Prerequisites: PHA210 Systems Pathophysiology, PHA313 Medicinal Chemistry II, PHA316 Dosage Forms II, PHA320 Physical Assessment, and PHA398 Pharmacy Practice Management I

Co-requisites: PHA 430 Pharmacology II and Professional Year 2 status