Prerequisites: 69:153, 69:253 and 94:132.

This course examines the role of pharmacologic agents in the treatment of psycho-nueropathology across the lifespan. The pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of psychoactive drugs within the living human system will be studied thererby preparing the psychiatric nurse to participate in the safe, effective administration and management of pharmacotherapy. Major groups of psychoactive medications will be studied in depth addressing topics such as classifications, indications for use, accepted dose ranges, routes of administration, client education, risk and management of adverse reactions, and potential interactions with other drugs.

3 lecture hours per term, one term

Successors: 69:366.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 69:252 in the BU Course Transfer Database.