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NTDP Fall: Pharmacokinetics



CE Hours


CE Units


Activity Type

  • Application

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Accreditation Statement: Howard University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Joint Provider(s)

Howard University





  • Examine the following pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic terminology as pertains to theophylline: Therapeutic range, half-life clearance, volume of distribution, and biovaliability.
  • Distinguish a drug sample appropriate time to sample theophylline following: An oral dose and An intravenous dose
  • Calculate a Vd and loading dose of theophylline considering the following factors: a. Weight; b. Ideal body weight; C. Renal function; and d. Desired plasma concentration
  • Analyze what factors (drugs and disease states) may be associated with an altered clearance of theophylline.
  • Calculate a CL theophylline and maintenance dose to achieve Cpssmax, Cpssave, Cpssmin from: a. Usual literature value and patient's clinical history b. A known theophylline dosing history and a measured theophylline concentration
  • Calculate an expected theophylline concentration given the dosing history and the time of sampling.


Dr. Krishna Kumar, PhD
Associate professor, Howard University

Activity Number


Release Date: Nov 21, 2019
Credit Expiration Date: Nov 21, 2022

CE Hours




  • Illustrate the kinetics of oral absorption of drugs
  • Compare and contrast the kinetics of oral versus IV absorption.
  • Define absolute and relative bioavailabilities
  • Distinguish plasma kinetics vs. urinary kinetics.
  • Analyze the Bioequivalence concept.


Dr. Pradeep K. Karla
Associate professor, Howard University

Release Date: Dec 10, 2019
Credit Expiration Date: Dec 9, 2022

CE Hours