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
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.
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
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.