NURS 6403 - Adv Phrmclgy, Herbal Ther, Nut, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s):

Level: Upper

This advanced course involves the study of drug preparations relative to their mechanism of action, physiological effects, methods of administration, therapeutic dosages, healthcare practitioner responsibilities, interactions, untoward effects, and legal implications. The course also explores the use of common herbal therapies, over the counter medications, and nutritional supplements. In addition, the course addresses off-label use of drugs and bioidentical preparations and their therapeutic use. Students will present a patient teaching plan.