PHAR 3800: Pharmacotherapy for the Health Professions

3 CreditsOnline Available

Pharmacotherapy—the treatment of disease through the administration of medications—is a topic central to the practice of nursing. This course is designed to introduce you to the main drug classes available for the treatment of particular diseases and the monitoring parameters for patients taking these medications. You will also learn about basic pharmacology, recognize brand and generic drug names, and explore their common uses and therapeutic classes. A basic understanding of contraindications and precautions related to various classes of medications will also be covered. Additionally, the course develops basic proficiency in the use of drug information resources. Students will be assessed through patient case quizzes and exams. This is a completely online course with weekly due dates. Course information is sent to the University of Minnesota email addresses of registered students shortly before and/or on the first day of classes each fall and spring term. For more information, contact phar3800@umn.edu or 612-624-7976. Prereq: Anatomy and physiology

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