Pharmacy - Course - Medication Use in Geriatric Patients

  • Course Code: PHAR567
  • Credits: 1
  • Hours Distribution: (1 Lec.)
  • Course Type: Faculty Elective Courses (Fac_Elec)

Course Description

The course aims to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills required for optimizing drug therapy in elderly to ensure better outcomes. A special focus is put on selecting medication therapy, determining a dose and schedule appropriate for the patient's physiologic status, monitoring for effectiveness and toxicity, educating the patient about expected side effects and indications for seeking consultation. Beers criteria are also discussed.