|NUPH 412 - Diagnostic Imaging I
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Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisites: MCMP 205 and BIOL 111, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
The overall objective of this course is to introduce the concepts of diagnostic imaging and clinical applications as relevant to the practice of pharmacy. Basic principles applicable to instrumentation, the design of diagnostic imaging drugs, and clinical concepts are emphasized. In addition to specific diagnostic drugs and therapeutic adjuncts used with various imaging modalities, the advantages and limitations of each modality are presented.Instructor's description:
NUPH 412 is designed to be an introduction to the various types of diagnostic imaging procedures that patients will experience as part of routine medical care. As pharmacists, there are a variety of issues that should be considered when consulting with patients who are either preparing for or have recently completed a diagnostic imaging study. The intention of this course is to provide a brief introduction to the principles behind each of the most common diagnostic procedures. In addition, there will also be emphasis on the various adjunct pharmaceuticals (contrast agents) that are used as part of these studies. For each of the major classes of contrast agents, an introduction to the agents, side effects, drug interactions and potential for pharmacist intervention will be discussed.
Instructor: Kara Duncan Weatherman