Pharmacotherapeutics I

The course is designed to introduce students to the essential therapeutic knowledge, principles and concepts needed for providing pharmaceutical care to patients with the following disorders: glaucoma, allergic rhinitis, bone and joint disorders (including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout), respiratory disorders (including COPD and asthma), and gastrointestinal disorders (including gastro-esophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and liver cirrhosis). Emphasis will be placed on integrating epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, treatment options and guidelines, disease state management including the rationale of drug therapy selection, as well as addressing drug therapy related problems for the above mentioned disorders. To apply the acquired knowledge and skills, the course is co-requisite to Integrated Case-Based Learning I, PHAR 376, which enables the provision of patient-centered care.
Co-requisite: PHAR 373
Back