NDPT 7232: Clinical Pharmacology and Diagnostics II: Cardiopulmonary (1)

Lecture: 1, Lab: 0, Other: 0

This course includes the pertinent clinical pharmacology and diagnostic medical tests for patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics will emphasize the indications and contraindications of various drugs relative to their effect on diagnosis, prognosis, and interventions in physical therapy. Additionally, physiological process will be studied with particular emphasis on changes that occur secondary to variables such as age, environment, race, and gender. Diagnostic tests, such as lab values, exercise stress testing, echocardiogram, etc. will also be explored in relation to physical therapy. This course is intended to accompany the CardioPulmonary Clinical Problems course.