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    Northern Kentucky University
  Jan 16, 2018
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NRP 664 Management of Acute, Complex and Chronic Psychiatric Disorders Across the Life Span (4 credits)

Hours: 4 classroom + 0 lab/studio
Prerequisite(s): NRP 660  and NRP 662 .
Co-requisite(s): NRP 665L .
Taught: Spring only
This didactic course will integrate comprehensive assessment, neurophysiological theory, diagnosis and its application in the process of psychopharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of individuals with psychiatric mental health problems. The role of the advanced practice FPMH nurse in risk assessment, counseling, and education of the diagnosed individual and their family will be highlighted. The variables of lifestyle, culture, religion, socio- economic and genetics will be incorporated. Risk assessment will be explored in light of the variables of life and phases of the illness (acute, relapse and recurrence). Case studies presented will allow the student to synthesize and implement the skills and knowledge gained from psychopharmacology, assessment /diagnosis, and non-pharmacological treatments.

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