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PHA443 Pharmacotherapeutics IV

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This is the fourth in a sequence of courses that integrate the pathophysiology and therapeutics of diseases. The course focuses on the drug therapy of cardiovascular 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 topics in dermatology (acne; psoriasis) are also discussed.

Prerequisites: PHA210 Systems Pathophysiology, PHA313 Medicinal Chemistry II, PHA316 Dosage Forms II, PHA320 Physical Assessment, PHA398 Pharmacy Practice Management I, and PHA430 Pharmacology II

Co-requisite:  Professional Year 2 status