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NURS 428. Pharmacology and Pathophysiology Review

Credits: 4
Department: Nursing Science
Description: Principles of pharmacology and pathophysiology. Majors only. Online only.
Prerequisites: NURS 414, NURS 415, NURS 417
Corequisites: NURS 418
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Define principles of pharmacology including development of new medications, approval processes, legal aspects, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics.
2. Describe central concepts of pathophysiology including genetics, inflammation, immunity, cellular response and others.
3. Identify general issues of safety in pharmacotherapy, psychological, sociological, and cultural factors throughout the lifespan.
4. Analyze response of human systems to adverse drug events and interactions.
5. Evaluate patient response to medications including over the counter and complementary integrative therapies.
6. Develop patient education related to medication plan adherence, patient response, effectiveness, community resources, and cost.
7. Describe pharmacological and pathophysiological responses in special populations.
8. Identify pharmacotherapy for common disorders based on pathophysiological alterations.






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