Clinical Pharmacology of Antifungal Agents

Course Information

Course Code

CH807

Instruction Method

Self study-online – Login information will be emailed in three business days

Fee

Domestic: $565
International: $735

Length

3 months

Instructor(s)

Cesar Mendez

Learner Outcomes

The intent of thisonline courseis to provide the educational basis to effectively and safely prescribe topically and orally administered antifungal medicationsin podiatric clinical practice.

The course stresses the development of clinically relevant knowledge and sound clinical reasoning skills while reviewingevidence based best practices and recommendations regarding the clinical use of topically and orally administered antifungal agents in podiatric clinical practice.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course students should have a better understanding of:

  • the biology of Fungi
  • Antifungal Pharmacology: Topical vs. Oral
  • Inhibitors of the Ergosterol Synthesis Pathway
  • Inhibitors of Ergosterol Synthesis Pathway: Allylamines
  • Inhibitors of Ergosterol Synthesis Pathway: Azoles
  • Antifungal Pharmacology
  • Targets of Antifungal Drugs
  • Inhibitors of fungal nucleic acid synthesis: Flucytosine
  • Inhibitors of Fungal Microtubule Function (Mitosis): Griseofulvin
  • Inhibitors of Fungal Membrane Stability (Ergosterol Binding): Polyenes
  • Inhibitors of Cell Wall В(1,3)DGlucans Synthesis: Echinocandins
  • Other Antifungal Agents: Ciclopirox

Evaluation Method

Self-assessment challenges and exam

Intended For

Practicing Chiropodists

Prerequisites

CH802 Pharmacology for Chiropodists

Topics Covered

Antifungal Pharmacology presentations with Case Study challenges

Clinical Pharmacology of Antifungal Agents – CH807


COVID Vaccine Requirement:

Effective September 7th all learners, faculty and staff must provide proof of at least one-dose of approved COVID-19 vaccine to participate in any in-person learning or on-site activities. Proof of full vaccination will be required as of October 8th, 2021.

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