NURS 661 - Psychopharmacology
The focus of this course is on integration of basic neuropharmacology, the effects of psychotropic medications prescribed in practice, and actions of these drugs in the treatment of mental health problems across the lifespan. Basic principles of neuropharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, dose-response relationships, and the roles of specific neurotransmitters will be included. Actions of various drugs and effects of those drugs on mood and behaviors will be included. Treatment resistance and noncompliance with psychopharmacologic agents will also be discussed.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 618 (grade of B or better).
Term(s) Offered: Fall
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