DPT9336 Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Professionals (3 cr.)

This course focuses on the understanding of basic concepts in drug pharmacology and how those concepts apply to physical therapy practice.  Emphasis is placed on the mechanism of action of drugs, pharmacokinetics, side effects and therapeutic use.  Specific patient characteristics that impact drug action will also be stressed.  The overall goal is to develop a knowledge base that will allow the physical therapist to better adjust treatment care plans for their medicated patients.