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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHRM 540 - Integrated Therapeutics: Nephrology/Fluid and Electrolytes/Nutrition

Prerequisites, PHRM 512 , PHRM 534 , PHRM 537 , PHRM 632 , PHRM 671 , PHRM 672 . This course exposes students to an in depth discussion and understanding of several aspects of kidney function such as the physiological control of glomerular filtration and glomerular function in renal disease; regulation of renal electrolyte excretion and balance, and renal mechanisms of acid base balance. Nutritional deficiencies will also be discussed as well as therapies and strategies for nutritional replenishment. Renal physiologic responses and nutritional requirements in pregnancy and special populations are also covered. This course provides students with an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to understanding of the disease process and therapeutic management of patients with renal disease, as well as nutritional, fluid, and electolyte deficiencies and imbalances. The topics of discussion will include the principles of biochemistry, anatomy, immunology, pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, clinical pharmacokinetics, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), clinical sciences and social/behavioral/administrative sciences related to the prevention and management of renal disease. (Offered every year.) 3 credits