Sep 22, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[3 Credits]
Clinical Pharmacology will require the student to: identify the classes of drugs used to treat diseases commonly encountered in primary care setting; identify classes of drugs commonly used to manage emergent conditions; recognize the prototype and commonly used drugs in each class; identify the basic pharmacodynamic properties of each class of drugs and the mechanism of action and important consequences of useing each class of drugs; recognize the signs and symptoms of common adverse effects and of possible toxic of life-threatening effects; identify precautions or contradictions to the use of a drug; identify significant drug-drug interactions; recognize the importance of patient education in determining compliance, avoidance of potential problems, and success of therapy; apply previously acquired statistical and critical thinking skills to evaluate literature data; use resource materials for determinging proper usage of chemotherapeutic agents; and understand the role of the physician assistant in writing prescriptions.