May 28, 2020  
Graduate & Pharmacy Catalog 2013-2014 
Graduate & Pharmacy Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHA 3509 - Current Topics in Infectious Diseases

2 Credit Hours
This course focuses on commonly encountered infectious diseases in both the inpatient and outpatient settings and is intended to provide students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of infectious diseases. This course includes information on mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, clinical pharmacokinetic dosing and monitoring, and common infections such as otitis media, urinary tract infections, community-associated methicillin resistant S. aureus, and diabetic foot infections. Class discussions on the use of antibiograms for making clinical decisions in specific patients, formulary decisions, and the impact of programs that provide free antimicrobial agents are included to enhance the student’s understanding of formulary decisions as well as enable the student to defend an antimicrobial selection. Emphasis will be placed on developing critical thinking skills and presentation skills which can be applied to pharmacy practice in both institutional and community settings.

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