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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6262

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2054 2003-06-13
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 6201-000-20
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Judith Karshmer (813)9749229 jkarshme@hsc.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6262 GeroPharmacology for Adv Nurse Practitoners

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    GeroPharm Adv Nur Practit
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Focus on pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes unique to the elderly along with the potential adverse drug effects and factors that affect therapeutic decision-making


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Specialty content required for graduates to be eligible for certification

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Required course in Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Concentration

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Will be offered as special topics in Fall 2003

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Nurse Practitioner and PhD


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Explain how the pharmacokinetic processes of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion are affected by the aging process

    2. Identify potential adverse drug interactions and their consequences among the elderly.

    3. Analyze the relationship between pharmacodynamic mechanisms and the psychological and physiologic aspect of aging.

    4. Describe essential patient/family education for expected effects, potential adverse effects, proper administration, and costs of medications.

    5. Determine correct dosages, dosage form, routes, and frequency of administration of medications for geriatric population.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Explain how the pharmacokinetic processes of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion are affected by the aging process

    2. Identify potential adverse drug interactions and their consequences among the elderly.

    3. Analyze the relationship between pharmacodynamic mechanisms and the psychological and physiologic aspect of aging.

    4. Describe essential patient/family education for expected effects, potential adverse effects, proper administration, and costs of medications.

    5. Determine correct dosages, dosage form, routes, and frequency of administration of medications for geriatric population.

    C. Major Topics

    Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes unique to the elderly

    Potential adverse drug reactions

    Prescribing guidelines

    D. Textbooks

    Bressler, R. & Katz. M. (2003) Geriatric Pharmacology, 2nd edition. , McGraw-Hill Professional.

    Semla, T. Geriatric Dosage Handbook: Monitoring, Clinical Recommendations, and Obra Guidelines, 8th edition (2003) Lexi Comp.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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