The NTPD Program’s current professional curriculum is designed for students to meet the following outcomes:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics and pharmacokinetics.
- Observe and understand the signs and symptoms of disease as they relate to and impact drug therapy.
- Develop an adequate database from information extracted from the patient, the patient's medical and pharmacy records, and other health care practitioners in the process of evaluating drug therapy.
- Organize and present an assessment of the patient's health-related problems.
- Define realistic therapeutic objectives, identify subjective and objective outcomes of drug therapy and recommend a pharmacotherapeutic plan based on patient-specific information.
- Identify, prevent and solve drug therapy problems by recommending the use of an appropriate drug or dosage regimen.
- Effectively assess drug efficacy and safety through the evaluation of appropriate physical and laboratory parameters.
- Communicate effectively with patients and other health care practitioners.
- Develop effective professional relationships with patients and other health care practitioners.
- Select, critically evaluate and apply information from medical and pharmacy literature.
- Evaluate clinically relevant research.
- Demonstrate a high level of professional maturity, commitment and ethics.
- Please note (March 2010): The NTPD professional curriculum is undergoing renewal in the coming year. The curriculum will be designed to meet outcomes identical to those in the school’s entry-level program, when appropriate.
Learn more about the NTPD Program’s current professional curriculum.