Online Education | Women's Health Drug Therapy 2016 - Pharmacology in Women's Health

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Pharmacology in Women's Health

Course Description

There is evidence to suggest that many of the most commonly prescribed medications affect women in a different way than they affect men, and yet guidelines for use are the same. This module describes pharmacogenetic factors that may contribute to the gender difference. 


Joshua Villarreal, PharmD, MPA, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Comments from lecture attendees:

"Joshua was incredible. He gave a comprehensive and engaging talk."

"I will be able to utilize recognition of gender differences in pharmokinetics in my practice, especially with statins and opiates."

Target Audience

For women’s health nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this module, you will be better able to:

  1. Determine pharmacologic factors potentially affected by gender differences.
  2. Evaluate potential role of gender differences in specific therapies.
  3. Manage risk of adverse reactions and interactions in women.

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.20 Contact hours
  • 1.20 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 1.20 Contact hours
  • 1.20 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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