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Clinical Pharmacokinetics: Dosing and Monitoring
Institute
Taipei Medical University
Category
Medicine
Effort
1 hours per week
Languages
English
Subtitles
English
Course Fee
Free
Daniel Brown
Daniel Brown
Taipei Medical University
客座教授
Daniel Brown, Pharm D
現任 Professor/ Director of Faculty Development,
Professor of Pharmacy Practice,
Palm Beach Atlantic University
臺北醫學大學 藥學系臨床藥學科 客座教授
Pharm.D., University of the Pacific.B.S., 
University of Wisconsin   

吳曼慈
吳曼慈
Taipei Medical University
講師
Marcie Wu (吳曼慈), Pharm D.
現任 Inpatient Pharmacy Manager, WFH,
臺北醫學大學 藥學系兼任講師
學歷 Pharm.D. .BCPS, University of Florida

Shawn Chen
Shawn Chen
Taipei Medical University
Professor

About this course

Understanding pharmacokinetics, from basic principles to clinical applications.

Explore the key principles of pharmacokinetics and how to apply them
On this course you will learn about the principles of clinical pharmacokinetics, including factors that affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and binding of drugs. You will learn how to integrate these principles into the process of monitoring, evaluating and adjusting dosing for patients.
You will learn through critical thinking and problem-solving exercises that relate to drug dosing and monitoring functions, that are commonly performed by pharmacists in clinical practice.
 
What topics will you cover?
  • The fish tank – A simplified model of first-order elimination
  • Dosing basics – How to determine the right amount of drug for a patient
  • The ups and downs of predicting changes in drug concentration
  • The challenges of assessing renal and hepatic clearance
  • What pharmacists need to know about dosing aminoglycosides and vancomycin
  • Clinical application - vancomycin and gentamycin case practice
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you'll be able to...
  • Identify factors that affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and binding of drugs
  • Interpret laboratory results, assess clinical findings
  • Apply pharmacokinetic concepts in order to determine an individualized dosage regimen for a specific patient
Who is the course for?
This course is for professionals or students looking to build their clinical pharmacokinetic knowledge. You might be an undergraduate pharmacy student, a postgraduate pharmacy student or a pharmacist in clinical practice.

What you'll learn

Participants learn how to apply clinical pharmacokinetics, including factors that affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and binding of drugs, into the process of monitoring, evaluating and adjusting dosing regimens in a patient care setting.

Participants learn to interpret laboratory results, assess clinical findings, and apply pharmacokinetic concepts in order to determine an individualized dosage regimen for a specific patient.

Target Learners

This course is for any student or practitioner requiring clinical pharmacokinetic knowledge, including undergraduate pharmacy students, post-graduate pharmacy students pharmacists in clinical practice.

Course Features

Integrating the principles of clinical pharmacokinetics into the process of monitoring, evaluating and adjusting dosing regimens in a patient care setting.
Acquiring competence in interpreting laboratory results, assessing clinical findings, and applying pharmacokinetic concepts in order to determine an individualized dosage regimen for a specific patient.

Providing critical thinking and problem-solving exercises which relate to drug dosing and monitoring functions that are commonly performed by pharmacists in clinical practice.

Course Syllabus

Week01_Course Introduction

Week02_The Fish Tank –A Simplified Model of First-Order Elimination 

Week03_Dosing Basics – How to Determine the Right Amount of Drug for a Patient

Week04_The Ups and Downs of Predicting Changes in Drug Concentration

Week05_The Challenges of Assessing Renal and Hepatic Clearance

Week06_What Pharmacists Need to Know about Dosing Aminoglycosides and Vancomycin

Week07_Clinical application - vancomycin and gentamycin case practice

Prerequisites

QUIZ

Certificate of Completion