This course builds on the student's pharmacology knowledge base while focusing on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interactions, and adverse drug reactions. The major drug classifications will be studied in terms of their effects on the patient/client lines of defense and resistance. The student analyzes clients' multiple-drug regimens for the purpose of teaching and providing quality care to clients and families. This course includes three credit hours of theory and clinical projects(45 clock-hours)and meets the requirements for a written communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Catalog).
All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.00). DNRS 326 will suffice as prerequisite.