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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHRM 558 - Integrated Therapeutics: Rheumatologic Disorders

Prerequisites, PHRM 503 , PHRM 546 , PHRM 549 , PHRM 552 , PHRM 578 , PHRM 681 , doctor of pharmacy major. Rheumatic diseases have been estimated to affect over 20 percent of the United States population and are a significant cause of morbidity. This course provides learners with an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to understanding of the disease process and therapeutic management of patients with rheumatic disorders as well as certain autoimmune diseases. The topics of discussion will include immunology, anatomy, pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, clinical pharmacokinetics, social/behavioral/administrative pharmacy sciences, medication therapy management, and clinical sciences related to the presentation and management of joint and select autoimmune diseases. The goal of this course is to enable students to integrate their knowledge of these conditions in the context of formulating an individualized pharmacotherapeutic plan and monitoring/management strategies for a given patient. (Offered every year.) 1 credit