PHAR 839 IPC Infectious Diseases II

This course applies concepts of microbiology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, spectrum relationship and pharmacotherapy in a sequential and integrative manner to manage patients with viral, fungal, parasitic infectious diseases and bacterial infectious diseases. The course introduces the pathophysiology of these conditions, followed by the respective drugs or drug classes emphasizing mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, and effects on various organ systems, toxicity profiles, contraindications, and drug-drug interactions. The epidemiology of diseases, clinical presentations, courses of illness, assessment of patients, monitoring and epidemiology of the disease as well as treatment, and preventative measures using pharmacologic and non- pharmacologic approaches is reviewed. This enables students to relate the knowledge from both basic sciences and clinical sciences and to develop rational therapeutic recommendations to various healthcare providers and patients.




PHAR 740, PHAR 742, PHAR 744