Learning outcomes

farm1ba  2020-2021  Bruxelles Woluwe

Students enrolled on the the Bachelor in Pharmacy course are preparing for the training offered in the Master in Pharmacy programme, on completion of which they will achieve the title of pharmacist. The aim of the programme is therefore to help the students become medication specialists able to improve patient health.


The training in the first year of the Bachelor programme is based on an in-depth study of the basic sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy, etc.) used in the context of pharmacy.

In the second year, the pharmaceutical element increases significantly, in particular via the study of pharmacology, medicinal plants, and an introduction to analytical chemistry and the chemical synthesis of medications.

The final year of the Bachelor programme further reinforces the foundation in pharmacy and initiates students into a work environment (compulsory work placement in a field of the student's choice). The programme as a whole enables students to acquire a base of knowledge and expertise in the basic sciences, as well as specialist training in pharmacy.


During the three years of the Bachelor’s course, by coming to a better understanding of the use of a medication and its effect on the body, the students will develop their training and professional projects, which they will pursue throughout the Master’s programme, with increasing independence.

On successful completion of this programme, each student is able to :

1. Demonstrate pharmaceutical expertise: use a body of concepts and knowledge in pharmacy and health

1a. Display command and understanding of the fundamental principles and essential concepts of the basic sciences in the practice of pharmacy.


1b. Assimilate knowledge of chemistry, physicochemistry, biochemistry, pharmacognosy and pharmacology useful in the synthesis, design and analysis of medications.


1c. Incorporate knowledge of anatomy, physiology, immunology, microbiology, nutrition, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, pathology, medical biology, semiology and psychology in order to understand the action of a medication on the body and plan its use.

 

2. Scientific approach: resolve pharmaceutical problems by using their knowledge and critical thinking

2a. Understand a defined pharmaceutical problem or issue.


2b. Display command of the relevant tools and sources of information related to the problem or issue concerned.


2c. Analyse, interpret and compare the information in a robust manner.


2d. Summarise the fundamental and necessary elements related to the problem or issue concerned.


2e. Implement an experiment protocol to formulate, produce and characterise a medication.


2f. Learn how to work in a team.

 

3. Communication: communicate in an effective, robust and respectful manner from a professional perspective

3a. Tailor the communication to obtain and provide clear, complete and accurate information (verbal and/or written) in accordance with the relevant standards, if necessary in another language.


3b. Use information and communication technologies appropriately.

 

4. Sense of responsibility: act in an ethical and responsible manner

4a. Observe the rules of safety and professional best practice in a scientific context.


4b. Adopt ethical values and comply with scientific and professional agreements.


4c. Understand and respect the limits of their remit.


4d. Conduct themselves as responsible actors in their areas of expertise.

 

5. Quality: carry out self-assessment, supplement their knowledge and adapt their approach

5a. Develop a self-assessment approach to define their training needs in order to respond to specific situations.


5b. Utilise the individual and collective training tools in a robust and independent manner.


5c. Adapt to a variety of learning situations and take advantage of them while managing stress.