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2018-19 ATSU University Catalog 
2018-19 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AUD 810 - Pharmacology and Ototoxicity

2 credit hours

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts and principles of pharmacology. Drug development, drug regulations, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and basic drug classifications will be covered. In addition, information will be presented regarding drugs used in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders, drugs which affect the function of the auditory and vestibular systems, and the concept of polypharmacy. The course also covers ototoxicity (cochleotoxicity, vestibulotoxity and neurotoxicity) and otototoxic monitoring. Students will gain an appreciation for the role of audiologists related to understanding patients’ needs, behaviors, and clinical outcomes associated with medication use, as appropriate for a professional committed to whole person healthcare. (2 credits)