College of Arts + Science
In this three-part course, the student will be introduced to pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic and pharmacotherapeutic principles that provide a foundation for the study of pharmacology and therapeutics. Combined lecture and active learning exercises are designed to develop the pharmacologic and therapeutic skills that a physician assistant will need to enhance patient care in clinical practice. Students will learn antibiotic coverage for specific illnesses and medication management with emphasis on dermatology, HEENT, pulmonary and cardiology diseases. This course will also examine pharmacotherapeutic agents in extensive detail, including their mechanisms of action, indications, contraindications, adverse effects, toxicities, drug interactions, and cost of treatment.