Credit Hours: 2.00. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with knowledge and insight regarding the use of medications in persons with mental illness. Instruction will be provided in the following areas (but not limited to): (1) psychiatric disease states; (2) psychiatric medications - usual dosing, adverse effects, drug interactions; (3) clinical use of psychiatric medications in psychiatric pharmacy practice; (4) useful and appropriate monitoring parameters; (5) the interaction of medical illness in the treatment of psychiatric disorders; (6) strategies to improve medication adherence and minimize adverse events; (7) utilization of recognized treatment guidelines in clinical care. Case-based learning will be utilized to emphasize important points in clinical use and monitoring of psychiatric medications and disorders. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring.
Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016