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NRHL 509 Advanced Pharmacology

Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
NRHL 508

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks

Pharmacology is a dynamic science.
In NRHL 509 Pharmacology, you’ll build upon current knowledge to enhance your understanding of the complexities of treatment with pharmacological interventions.

You will learn how to predict the behavior of a variety of medications based on facts about the drug classification and the principles of pharmacology. Weekly discussions with classmates and your instructor give you valuable interaction and greater insights into the effects of medication on systems of the body.

What You will Learn in NRHL 509

You will explore the principles of pharmacology as they apply to various disease processes with consideration of medication selection factors, client adherence and ethical implications.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Pharmacology Principles and Pharmacokinetics
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Drugs for Inflammatory Processes and Pain
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
  • Endocrine Pharmacology
  • Antimicrobial Drug Therapy and Chemotherapy Agents
  • Psychotherapeutic Drugs

Planning Your Time

Advanced Pharmacology

*Source: Alumni Infographic.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of NRHL 509, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the concepts and principles related to pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major drug classifications in terms of indications, rationale, efficacy and risks for pharmacotherapeutic agents commonly prescribed in primary care and acute care settings.
  • Evaluate current and relevant research findings to establish prudent pharmacological interventions.
  • Design appropriate pharmacologic interventions for treatment of select health conditions or diseases, considering the impact of race, ethnic group, age and special populations.
  • Describe strategies for monitoring expected effects and potential adverse effects of medications including legal and ethical ramifications.
  • Develop relevant client education strategies to facilitate client collaboration in treatment and to maximize therapeutic response.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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To learn more about the online Master of Science in Nursing curriculum from Benedictine University, including Advanced Pharmacology, call (866) 295-3104 to speak with a program manager or request more information.