Clinical Psychopharmacology (RXPP)

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RXPP 5543 Anatomy and Physiology for Clinicians: 3 semester hours.

This course provides a clinical approach to the study of the primary body systems (neurologic, musculoskeletal, renal, hepatic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, etc.) that is an integration of both foundational knowledge and application to practice. Will focus on both the structure and function of the primary body systems providing a base knowledge for future courses to build upon. PREREQ: Admission to the program

RXPP 5544 Cell and Molecular Neuroscience: 3 semester hours.

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to combining principles from biochemistry and cell biology. Focus will be placed on cell structure, function, and metabolism, as well as inorganic and organic chemistry principles. PREREQ: Admission to the program

RXPP 6602 Introduction to Prescribing Psychologists: 1 semester hour.

This course will provide an introduction to clinical psychopharmacology, the biomedical model, medical ethics, medical decision-making, and the US healthcare system. PREREQ: Admission to the program

RXPP 6603 Supervised Clinical Experience I: 1 semester hour.

Each student will follow an approved supervising preceptor and observe the practical aspects of patient care, including physical and laboratory assessment and psychotropic medication prescribing. Specific requirements for hours to be completed and necessary documentation is available from the program. COREQ: NURS 6611 and NURS 6611L

RXPP 6604 Integrated Psychopharmacotherapy I: 3 semester hours.

This course will provide a systems-based therapeutic approach to the integrated management of psychopharmacology with an emphasis on the appropriate selection/monitoring of drug therapy, initiation and discontinuation of drug therapy, and providing patient education. PREREQ: RXPP 6603, COREQ: RXPP 6605, RXPP 6606

RXPP 6605 Integrated Psychopharmacotherapy II: 3 semester hours.

This course will continue to provide a systems based therapeutic approach to the integrated management of psychopharmacology with an emphasis on the appropriate selection/monitoring of drug therapy, initiation and discontinuation of drug therapy, and providing patient education. PREREQ: RXPP 6603; COREQ: RXPP 6604, RXPP 6606

RXPP 6606 Integrated Psychopharmacotherapy III: 3 semester hours.

This course will continue to provide a systems based therapeutic approach to the integrated management of psychopharmacology with an emphasis on the appropriate selection/monitoring of drug therapy, initiation and discontinuation of drug therapy, and providing patient education. PREREQ: RXPP 6603; COREQ: RXPP 6604, RXPP 6605

RXPP 6607 Professional and Legal Issues for Prescribing Psychologists: 3 semester hours.

This course will review ethical, legal, and other professional considerations to the practice of prescribing psychotropic medications, including informed consent, interprofessional relationships, and collaborative practice. PREREQ: RXPP 6602

RXPP 6608 Psychopharmacology Capstone: 3 semester hours.

This course will review all aspects of the prescribing process covered in the program curriculum as well as a discussion of special topics and current events of relevance to prescribing psychologists, including preparation for the PEP exam. The course will be student-led and incorporate presentations, discussions, and a variety of active learning techniques. PREREQ: RXPP 6607

RXPP 6610 Supervised Clinical Experience II: 1 semester hour.

Each student will collaborate with an approved supervising preceptor to provide patient care in different settings, including physical and laboratory assessment and supervised psychotropic medication prescribing. Specific requirements for hours to be completed, number of patients, and necessary documentation is available from the program. PREREQ: RXPP 6603; COREQ: RXPP 6608