Advanced Pharmacology – Population Focus: Adult and Geriatric


This course builds on principles of advanced pharmacology and provides a comprehensive overview of major drug classifications in relation to adult and geriatric populations. The effects of selected medications on pathophysiology with geriatric considerations are examined.  The student explores clinical decision making, evidence-based prescribing and safety, dose-response, side effects/drug interactions, and use of medication in the overall plan of care for populations across the lifespan, with an emphasis on preventive and health promotion and chronic disease management considerations.