This course presents advanced principles of pharmacology, including both the pharmacotherapeutics and pharmacokinetics of selected drug groups and their clinical application. It is designed to build upon the understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms of disease processes and wholistic health assessment, and to provide the foundation for clinical competency in therapeutic drug prescription and administration. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge and aptitudes in safely and effectively assessing, diagnosing, and treating common health alterations, and the related professional, ethical and legal issues in prescriptive practice. Synthesis and application of pharmacological principles will also be integrated within the clinical practice experience.
Co-requisite: BIOL 550, NURS 560.