Practitioner Course

Pharmacology Masterclass

Every clinician needs a robust understanding of pharmacology.  Before we can assess or diagnose, we need to know what effects the drugs a patient is taking may be having, and especially what the adverse effects may be. 
Format

Online Course
8 lessons

Availability

12 Months OR Subscriber Pass

Duration

90 min/lesson
12 Hours total

Presenter/s

Dr Jeff Novak

About this course

At any one time, about half of all people are taking at least one prescription drug. The prevalence of medication use in the elderly is even higher, and the number of people taking multiple medications is growing rapidly.

Every clinician needs a robust understanding of pharmacology. We need to be clear on how the drugs that our patients are taking are working. Before we can assess or diagnose, we need to know what effects the drugs a patient is taking may be having, and especially what the adverse effects may be. A substantial number of people have symptoms and problems with their medications but don’t know or recognise these.

In the Pharmacology Masterclass, we thoroughly cover the main classes of drug classes that your patients are taking.

What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn how the major drug classes work
  • Recognise the adverse effects the common medications create
  • Know whether a drug is appropriately prescribed or being taken at the appropriate dose
  • Be able to manage drug dose amendments or drug discontinuation in conjunction with primary care provider
  • Develop clear understanding of major interaction issues with each drug class

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Jeff Novak

Dr Jeff Novak is currently on faculty as Associate Professor at Pacific Northwest University College of Medicine where he has taught pharmacology, immunology, infectious disease, and pathology at medical school level for 13 years.

He earned his PhD in pharmacology from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in signal transduction. Jeff did post-doctoral research in immunology and tyrosine kinase signaling at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and research on T cell activation at the Virginia Mason Research Center. He has also done research on the effects of the mushroom extract PSK on immune function in mice and humans and is interested in the effect of natural products on the innate and adaptive immunity and on inflammation.