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School of Nursing
Nursing (NURS)
NURS
6242
Psychopharmacology
Psychopharmacology
Fall 2017
3
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Lecture
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NURS 6220, NURS 6222 and NURS 6234
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Overview of the neurobiological and psychopharmacological principles for the clinical management of psychotropic medications in the treatment of mental illnesses across the lifespan; integrates neuroanatomy, pharmacogenomics, neurophysiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and behavioral science.
1. Synthesize knowledge derived from neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, pharmacology and the behavioral sciences to evaluate the use of psychopharmacological agents in the treatment of mental illnesses across the lifespan.
2. Compare the biochemical mechanisms by which psychopharmacological agents impact cognition and behavior.
3. Create individualized psychopharmacological treatment strategies to treat target symptoms of mental illnesses across the lifespan.
4. Evaluate therapeutic and adverse effects of common psychopharmacological agents in the treatment of mental illnesses across the lifespan.
5. Analyze current evidence-based research and evaluate the impact on advanced practice psychiatric/mental health nursing prescribing practices.
6. Appraise the legal and ethical issues involved in prescribing psychopharmacological agents in the treatment of mental illness across the lifespan.
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