RX 521. Pharmacotherapeutics II. 4 Hours.
This course introduces students to the basic knowledge and skills required to practice. Successful completion of these courses (DA 5 and 6) is prerequisites to advance clinical practice experiences (APPE). The emphasis of these courses is on the medical management of most common disease states that student may encounter during the clinical rotation. The course augments the ability of students to develop evidence- based treatment guidelines and clinical recommendations, pharmacokinetics and therapeutic medication monitoring and management following a similar organ-based sequence as for the pathophysiology and the P2 year of the Drug Action sequence. Of particular focus is pharmacotherapy for the peripheral and central nervous systems, inflammatory disease states, endocrine disorders, kidney disease and correction of electrolyte and nutrient imbalances.