N4702 - Current Concepts in Pharmacology and Nutrition

Delivery Mode: Web Course
Credits: Three credit hours
Prerequisite: Registered Nurse - Admission to BN(Post-RN) Program and N2740

Overview: This course focuses on the pharmacotherapy and nutritional management of a number of selected diseases.? The therapeutic benefits of drugs are related to their mechanisms of action and to the underlying pathophysiology.? Principles of nutritional assessment and management of certain diseases are also reviewed.? This course assumes an understanding of basic physiology.

Course Content:

  • Review of basic nutrition, nutritional assessment, nutrition therapy
  • Principles of pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Pharmaco/nutrition therapy of patients with peptic ulcer disease, diabetes, pain, asthma, hypertension, and infection
  • One elective chapter [pharmaco/nutrition therapy of patients with one of altered neurochemistry, cancer, or ischemic heart disease, or one of pharmacotherapy related to labor and delivery, geriatric patients or pediatric patients]

Evaluation:? To receive credit for N4702, students must achieve a course composite grade of at least 65 per cent.? The student is evaluated through two midterm exams, a final exam.? All exams short-answer, case-based.

For Further information contact:

?Academic Program Administrator(709) 777-6272
?Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs(709) 777-6679
?Fax(709) 777-7037


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