NURS-550 Advanced Pharmacology in Nurse Anesthesia
Spring for 2017-2018
This course focuses on the pharmacologic concepts important to nurse anesthesia practice. These concepts include receptor theory, receptor-effector coupling, dose-response relationships, mechanisms of action of important classes of drugs, pharmaco-kinetics, and pharmacodynamics. Course content is geared toward providing the student with an understanding of basic pharmacologic principles that can be applied to new drugs as they become available in the future. The application of these principles to real-world situations will also be highlighted. Finally pharmacogenomics, and the importance of cultural context will be emphasized when considering the use of various pharmacologic therapies in the treatment of individual patients.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NURS 517, NURS 521, NURS 610, NURS 529, NURS 542
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