Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics

Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics is an online course focusing on the fundamental principles of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs by the human body. The course also covers clinical application, including case studies of commonly dosed drugs. 

This course is temporarily closed! An exciting, revised course format will be launched in September. Take the online diagnostic quiz if you wish to be notified when the 6th Edition course will be ready! 

Snapshot

Whether you are a student seeking a clinical pharmacokinetics course, or a seasoned practitioner, the course will help you expand your knowledge in pharmacokinetics. 

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The mathematical equations required for drug dosing can be intimidating. Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics breaks the equations down to their simplest forms and uses a step-by-step approach to explain the "how to" of the discipline. This promotes a greater comprehension of the subject matter, allowing easier adaption of concepts to specific drug dosing situations.

Based on the bestselling textbook of the same title — Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics, 6th Edition, presented by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists — the course is rich in multimedia elements that expand on the text and stimulate learning. The intense, independent, self-study course brings to life the realities and nuances of clinical pharmacokinetics. The course's clinical correlates will help you link fundamental kinetic models to specific applications. The clinical correlates highlight either a mathematical or clinical point, helping you avoid making simple mistakes. Technical Requirements: PC and MAC.

Three Course Options/Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit

Option #1 — Application-Based — Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics Web-Based Continuing Education Course 
0014-999-14-138-H01-P  | Release Date: September 1, 2014 | Expiration Date: August 31, 2017
20 Contact Hours 

Option #2 — Practiced-Based Activity Certificate — Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics
0014-999-14-138-H01-P | Release Date: September 1, 2014 | Expiration Date: August 31, 2017
30 Contact Hours 

Option — Online Course for Pharmacy Schools 
*This non-credit, continuing education format is reserved for pharmacy schools requiring a distance-based kinetics course for their Pharm.D. program or an alternative remedial pharmacokinetics program option for matriculating undergraduate students. Please contact questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu or telephone +1-706-542-3537 for details on college of pharmacy enrollments!

Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics course offers:

  • Self-paced, self-study, online continuing pharmacy education course; accessible anywhere with an Internet connection 
  • Interactive media to enhance your learning experience
  • Detailed, state-of-the-art curriculum; a dynamic kinetic course written by outstanding academic faculty and clinical pharmacy practitioners
  • 11 Lessons (Available in all formats!)
    1. Introduction to Pharmacokinetics
    2. Basic Pharmacokinetics
    3. Half-life, Elimination Rate and AUC
    4. Intravenous Bolus Administration, Multiple Drug Administration, and Steady-State Average Concentrations
    5. Relationships of Pharmacokinetic Parameters and Intravenous Intermittent and Continuous Infusions
    6. Two-Compartment Models
    7. Biopharmaceutics: Absorption
    8. Drug Distribution and Protein Binding
    9. Drug Elimination Processes
    10. Nonlinear Processes
    11. Pharmacokinetic Variation and Model Independent Relationships
  • Practice-Based Activity Case Studies when enrolled in Course Option #2 or Pharmacy Schools 
  • 5 Cases (Only available in Option #2)
    Aminoglycosides (Lesson 12)
    Vancomycin (Lesson 13)
    Theophylline (Lesson 14)
    Phenytoin and Digoxin (Lesson 15)

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Who Should Attend?

  • Clinical Pharmacists or Health-System Pharmacists
  • Hospital Pharmacists
  • Community Pharmacists (Retail)
  • Consultant Pharmacist
  • Compounding Pharmacists
  • Matriculating Professional Pharmacy Students
  • Participants in enrolled in a PharmD Program
  • Others already working in the pharmaceutical industry wanting to obtain a well-rounded and in-depth knowledge of clinical pharmacokinetics

Course Information

Course Number: 

48831

Course Date Info: 
Course Format: 
Online
Course Fee(s): 

For more details about the course fees, please click on the downloadable files on right titled Course Cost

Group Discounts are available for organizations registering 15 or more participants. For additional information about group enrollments for your health-system, contact Pam Bracken at +1-706-542-3537. 

Continuing Education Information: 

Upon your successful completion of the course format, you will earn:

Option #1 — Application-Based — Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics Web-Based Continuing Education Course 0014-999-14-138-H01-P  
20 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Option #2 — Practiced-Based Activity Certificate — Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics 0014-999-14-138-H01-P 
30 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Statements of *credit will be issued within 6 weeks of the activity; no partial credit will be given for any of the course options. *Continuing pharmacy education credits are available only to licensed pharmacists; all others (i.e., non-Pharmacists) will earn University of Georgia Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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For more details about the course author, please click on the downloadable file on the right title "About the Course Authors."

For more details, please click on the downloadable file on the right title "How it Works."

Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics, 6th Edition, William J. Spruill, William E. Wade, Joseph T. DiPiro, Robert A. Blouin, and Jane M. Pruemer (2014). ISBN: 978-1-58528-3873.  The textbook provides an introduction to the basic principles of pharmacokinetics, covering topics such as relevant terminology, calculations, multiple and continuous drug administration, as well as biopharmaceutics. Inside you'll find an equation sheet that summarizes basic pharmacokinetic functions, along with necessary equations for selected drug doses. An easy-to-use cross-reference guide for quick, convenient comparisons has also been added.

The required textbook must be ordered separately from your course enrollment; you may use any textbook vendor to secure the textbook. Be sure to match the ISBN # when placing your order (ISBN: 978-1-58528-3873). 

ACPE The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as an approved provider of continuing pharmacy education.

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy American Society of Health-System Pharmacists & ACPE