Complementary medicines

wfarm2509  2021-2022  Bruxelles Woluwe

Complementary medicines
3 credits
22.5 h
Main themes
The courses will give in a critical manner information on the most used alternative medicines : principles, main treatments and indications, case studies, advantages and potential risks, possible interactions with conventional medicine, special rules.

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

1 To give to the future pharmacists information allowing them to know the basis and principles of alternative medicines (homeopathy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, oligotherapy, anthroposophy,…) and give critical advises to patients using them
Types of complementary medicine, principles, indications, case studies, potential benefits and risks, potential interactions with conventional medicine, potential complementarity with conventional medicine, specific regulations, evidence-based medicine, language analysis, pharmacist's attitude.
Teaching methods
Lectures, meeting with experts, student presentations, literature review, debate 
Evaluation methods
Any overall average less than 10/20 is rounded down to the nearest whole number.
In this course, students are assessed in two ways:
- a compulsory assignment (40% of the final grade)
- an oral examination in session (60% of the final grade).
Teaching materials
  • Documents sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Pharmacy