This course focuses on the study of pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics. Classifications of pharmaceuticals are examined in relation to indication for use and evidence of efficacy. Side effects, idiosyncratic effects, interactions, and allergic reactions are described. Specific problems related to nutritional, developmental, and health status are explored. Client teaching and counseling are addressed with attention to elements promoting a positive response to therapy. Legalities and regulations related to prescription-writing privileges are addressed.
Prerequisite(s): MSN 6603