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Course Description

This course is offered in cooperation with McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc and utilizes text from the textbook “Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist” by Peter C. Panus, PhD, PT, Bertram Katzung, PhD, MD, Erin E Jobst, PT, PhD, Suzanne L. Tinsley, PT, PhD, Susan B. Masters, PhD and Anthony J. Trevor, PhD © 2009.
 
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
 
This course is based on what healthcare professionals in rehabilitation need to know about pharmacology.  Offering a complete but focused presentation of pharmacology as it affects patients in rehabilitation, while illuminating its ever-expanding role in the rehabilitation practice.

Throughout this course you will find valuable insights on the full range of pharmacology topics, from analgesics and muscle relaxants, to cancer chemotherapy – all taught from the vantage point of the practicing therapist.  You can expect complete, up-to-date descriptions of common adverse drug reactions relevant to therapeutic practice, as well as explanations of how drugs can disrupt functional and clinical outcomes along with corresponding therapy-based solutions to overcome these issues.  Also included are Problem-Oriented Patient Studies which feature the patient as the focal point of the case rather than drug therapy itself as well as at-a-glance summaries of the drugs available to treat specific conditions and disorders.
 
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 573 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 4 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
 
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 3:  Drugs Affecting the Musculoskeletal System and Special Topics

Chapter 22:  Growth, Thyroid, and Gonadal Pharmacology
Chapter 23:  Corticosteroids and Corticosteroid Antagonist
Chapter 24:  Pancreatic Hormones and Antidiabetic Drugs
Chapter 25:  Drugs that Affect Bone Mineral Homeostasis
Chapter 26:  Antihyperlipidemic Drugs
Chapter 33:  Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
Chapter 34:  Drugs Affecting Eicosanoid Metabolism, Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs, and Drugs Used in Gout
Chapter 35:  Drugs Affecting the Respiratory System
Chapter 36:  Drugs Used to Treat Gastrointestinal Disorders

Module Goals

Module 3: Drugs Affecting the Musculoskeletal System and Special Topics
Course Goals and Objectives

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of the Drugs Affecting the Musculoskeletal System and Special Topics.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the role of hormones in regulating physiologic processes.
  2. Define octreotide.
  3. List the anterior pituitary hormones.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge in the selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs).
  5. Discuss corticosteroids and corticosteroid antagonists.
  6. Differentiate between glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge in the cause of an addisonian crisis.
  8. Identify the major endogenous mineralocorticoid in humans.
  9. Discuss pancreatic hormones and antidiabetic drugs.
  10. Identify the primary action of the insulin secretagogues, such as sulfonylureas.
  11. Recognize the most common serious toxicity associated with metformin.
  12. Discuss drugs that affect bone mineral homeostasis.
  13. Demonstrate knowledge in the role thiazide diuretics play in reducing hypercalciuria and nephrolithiasis in subjects with idiopathic hypercalciuria.
  14. Discuss Paget’s disease.
  15. Discuss antihyperlipidemic drugs.
  16. List the potential serious adverse effects of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.
  17. Identify the most common adverse effect of niacin.
  18. Demonstrate knowledge of the skeletal muscle relaxants.
  19. Demonstrate knowledge in the possible side effects and effectiveness of dantrolene.
  20. Identify the appropriate use of metaxalone.
  21. Discuss drugs affecting eicosanoid metabolism, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, and drugs used in gout.
  22. Recognize the appropriate use for misoprostol.
  23. Demonstrate knowledge in the half life of acetaminophen in person with normal hepatic function and that of individuals with renal disease.
  24. Identify the mechanism of action and the clinical use of allopurinol.
  25. List the clinical effects of glucocorticoids.
  26. Discuss drugs affecting the respiratory system.
  27. Identify a common side effect of the drug hydroxyzine, a first-generation anti-histamine.
  28. Discuss the adverse drug reactions of nasal decongestants that can interfere with rehabilitation.
  29. Identify the class of medications that is useful in the treatment of Zolliner-Ellison syndrome.
  30. Discuss drugs used to treat gastrointestinal disorders.
  31. Identify the clinical use of sulfasalzaine.