Séminaire de pharmacothérapie intégrée (2e partie)

wfarm2211  2021-2022  Bruxelles Woluwe

Séminaire de pharmacothérapie intégrée (2e partie)
2 credits
0 h + 22.5 h
Professional integration activity

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
To examine in depth the pharmacotherapy of major classes of drugs used for important pathologies often seen in the hospital or community. For example, the course will examine - hypertension and prevention of cardiovascular diseases; - diabetes mellitus and its complications; - osteoporosis and menopause - sleep disorders; - Parkinson disease ; - respiratory tract infections and other respiratory diseases (asthma, chronic bronchitis…); cutaneous and urinary tract infections; - digestive tract pathologies (reflux, ulcer, diarrhea, constipation) - headache and migraine - acute and chronic pain - allergies For each of these topics, the course will examine the role that the pharmacist can and must play for insuring safe and efficacious treatments.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 To learn to the future pharmacist (retail pharmacy / hospital / clinician) the appropriate use of drugs in real clinical conditions. The way of teaching and the skills to acquire are orientated towards the pharmaceutical care. At the end of the course, the future pharmacist should: - understand the major indications and the rational use of the main classes of drugs, taking into account the underlying pathologies and the background of the patient ; - justify the choice of the prescribed drugs in these indications and in the context of the global treatment of the patient (pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches); - understand the objectives of the treatments and how to reach them by an appropriate use of drugs - understand and evaluate the adverse effects related to the use of drugs, taking into account the potential risks of individual patients; - understand drug interactions and be able to react on a rational and pro-active manner; - be capable of evaluation the appropriateness of dosages (including therapeutic schemes) for individual patients ; - on these bases, provide the patient with an appropriate counseling ; - discuss with other healthcare providers about the rational use of drugs.
Learn how to perform a medication history and level-2 medication assessment in the context of polymedicated elderly patients. This implies a knowledge of the pharmacology of all drugs and of the principles of pharmacotherapy, the implementation of clinical case analysis according to the principles of pharmaceutical care plans, and integrates notions of deprescribing and of communication as well as the use of databases.
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Teaching methods
interactive courses + seminars in small groups
Evaluation methods
personal work (medication assessment), based on the analysis of a patient met during the internship in pharmacy (/8) + written exam (/12)
Other information
Prerequisites: Physiopathology, general pharmacology, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, special pharmacology and pharmacotherapy.
Support de cours obligatoire : Répertoire commenté des médicaments (mis à disposition gratuitement par les enseignants de pharmacologie)
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Pharmacy