Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6550 - Clinical Pharmacology

Spring. 0.5 credits, variable. S/U grades only.

Enrollment limited to: third- year veterinary students.

G. A. Weiland.

Offered after Foundation Courses I-V and formal exposure to pharmacology course work is completed. The course is designed to familiarize students with drug use in the clinical setting and uses ongoing cases in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals as a teaching tool. Pharmacological concepts are emphasized, with a focus on the rationale for drug choice, alternative drug choices available, pharmacokinetic considerations, and potential drug interactions/toxicities. This course is offered at the time students are about to embark on their clinical rotations. It is designed to emphasize practical aspects of pharmacology in the clinical setting, using basic concepts obtained during formal course work. The onus is placed on the student to explain/rationalize drugs employed in clinical cases in the teaching hospital.

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