Mar 23, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 617 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacology

(3 credits)

This course includes principles of clinical pharmacology as a foundation for the appropriate use of medications in management of health and disease. Major classes of drugs will be discussed in terms of actions; therapeutic effects; adverse, allergic and idiosyncratic reactions; indications and contraindications. The importance of sound evidence-based principles in the selection of pharmacologic interventions with attention to safety, cost, simplicity, acceptability and efficacy will be stressed. Appropriate patient education and monitoring for therapeutic and potential adverse outcomes will be explored. The responsibilities related to the use of prescription and non-prescription medications will be emphasized. Advanced practice students should consult with advisor regarding the placement of this course in the Plan of Study to meet requirements for credentialing. Pre/corequisite: NURS 618 - Advanced Pathophysiology  or instructor permission. Grade only.

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