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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
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PMPR 5152 - Patient Assessment

(2 credits)
Prerequisites/Corequisites: Must be enrolled in the 3rd  professional year of the College of Pharmacy’s professional program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and concurrent enrollment in Pharmacotherapy II.

This course will introduce students to basic physical assessment of patients, including pharmacyspecific aspects (medication histories, drug adverse effects, and point-of care-testing). The student will be trained in the conduct of physical assessment using standardized patients. Elements of the physical exam covered in this class include: vital signs, including measurement of blood pressure, respiratory rate, heart rate, and temperature;  inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal systems; basic eye examinations; neurologic assessment; and inspection and examination of the integument and musculoskeletal systems. The knowledge and skills learned in this course will be utilized heavily on advanced practice experiences and in clinical pharmacy practice.

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