College of Arts + Science
In this third-part of this three-part series, the student will learn the pharmacologic and therapeutic skills that a physician assistant needs to enhance patient care in clinical practice. The student will use clinical literature to evaluate patients in relation to pharmacology. Topics to be focused on this final course in the pharmacology series include: psychology, women and men’s health, alternative/complementary medicines, as well as pediatric dosing and multi-drug management in geriatric patients. Students will further their understanding of pharmacotherapeutic agents in extensive detail, including their mechanisms of action, indications, contraindications, adverse effects, toxicities, drug interactions, and cost of treatment.