Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

MPAS 522 - Clinical Therapeutics II

3.00 credit hours
Clinical Therapeutics II is the second in a series of four courses designed to develop foundational knowledge of the principles and practices of pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics. This course is delivered synchronously with Clinical Medicine and Infections Disease II-III and will cover major principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics. A framework for understanding the major classifications of therapeutic agents will be introduced including: mechanisms of action, dynamic and kinetic properties, therapeutic uses, drug-drug, drug-disease and drug-food interactions, side effects, and toxicities. The principles of patient safety, specifically related to altered pharmacodynamic/kinetic/genetic properties related to age, ethnicity as well as cost/benefit of pharmacological interventions will be reviewed with each drug class and with commonly prescribed medications in primary care. Areas of disease specific pharmacologic clinical applications will follow the systems-based approach. Emphasis will be placed on interpretation of the medical literature using principles of evidence-based medicine in pharmacologic management of disease.

Prerequisite(s): MPAS 521 .

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