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DENH 620 Principles of Pharmacology and Medical Emergencies

This blended/hybrid course is designed to prepare the Masters of Science Advanced Dental Therapy (MSADT) student with the pharmacology knowledge and skill necessary to think critically when providing patient-centered care. Effective care begins with sorting through the patient's medical/dental health status and pharmacological report. Based on a comprehensive analysis, the student will discern appropriate treatment modifications and necessary drug prescriptions/interventions to ensure optimal and safe patient care. Drug classes, pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions, drug contraindications and interactions will be addressed practically and reinforced through case-based learning.

Special information

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Science: Advanced Dental Therapy program.
3 Graduate credits

Effective May 4, 2021 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Assess patient's medical history for necessary patient-centered treatment modifications in provision of dental care.
  • Apply pharmacologic principles in patient assessment to determine appropriate drug treatment plan in dental care.
  • Demonstrate proper drug administration and therapy in dental care through case-study application.
  • Apply proper medical event management procedures in case-studies and simulation.