PHAR 5205: Obesity: Issues, Interventions, Innovations

2 CreditsOnline Available

This course will focus on the role of the pharmacist in treating obesity. Students will learn the pharmacology of past and current medications to treat obesity, as well as the pathophysiology of the disease to understand why more options aren’t available. Students will explore drug information sources for dietary supplements for weight loss, discuss the care of an obese patient including non-pharmacologic treatments for obesity, as well as recognizing the potential for bias and its effect on patient care. Finally, students will look at bariatric surgery and discuss some specific adjustments in care for bariatric patients. This is a completely online course with weekly due dates offered each Fall and Spring term. For more information, contact or 612-624-7976. Prereq: Second or third year pharmacy student, or student enrolled in a graduate science or health-related program. Biochemistry and physiology suggested.

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