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PAS 625 - Pharmacology

(4 units)
In this course, first year PA students cover the pharmacological management of conditions commonly seen in primary care.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 4
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, dose-response and drug interactions for a given medication as it relates to a specific medical condition. (MK, PC)
2. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, demonstrate the ability to apply drug therapy guidelines to medical conditions across the lifespan. (MK, PC, PL)
3. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, apply clinical pharmacotherapeutics for the classes of drugs covered in this course, to include the appropriate choice of drugs, therapeutic uses, their safe dose schedule and route of administration, adverse drug interactions, side effects, and cost-effectiveness to a medical condition. (MK, PC)
4. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, write an appropriate prescription along with medication specific patient instructions. (MK, ICS, PC)
5. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, discuss the state and federal regulations for prescribing and dispensing medications, including drug scheduling, diversion and medication errors. (P, SP)
6. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, demonstrate professionalism in interactions with faculty and peers. (P)


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