Geriatric Assessment and Pharmacotherapy   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

PHA 7640 - Geriatric Assessment and Pharmacotherapy

The purpose of this course is to expose students to the key concepts in geriatric assessment and pharmacotherapy. There will be an emphasis on the physiology of aging and associated pitfalls of inappropriate prescribing which provide opportunity for pharmacist interventions. Complexity of regimen, changes in cognition, and the challenges of providing safe medication management through the continuum of care will be explored. Authentic patient cases will be presented. Pharmacotherapy selection and non-pharmacological interventions for neuropsychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementias, Parkinson's disease, depression, anxiety and behavioral disorders in the aging population will be highlighted. Additional student-selected geriatric pharmacotherapy topics will also be incorporated.

Credit Hours: 2

Term Offered: Offered with sufficient enrollment