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The summer school provides training in interprofessional, integrated, evidence based pharmaceutical care, for researchers, policy makers and health care providers in clinical practice. An interprofessional, integrated, evidence approach is essential in efficient and high quality pharmaceutical care and maximal patient safety. Participation in the summer school will offer you frameworks to improve interprofessional collaboration, advice for the implementation in clinical practice, and a strong background of evidence based interventions to improve the quality of pharmaceutical care. There will be lots of opportunities to exchange international experiences.

Day 1: Integrated, interprofessional pharmaceutical care. Frameworks for integrated, interprofessional pharmaceutical care, viewpoints of nurses, physicians and pharmacists, and challenges in clinical practice throughout the world.

Day 2: Evidence based interventions to improve the quality of pharmaceutical care. Interventions to improve the quality of nurse pharmaceutical care based on evidence and experiences of the international audience.

Day 3: Education and implementation in pharmaceutical care. Prerequisites for a successful implementation of interventions, including nurses’ competences, and reflections on what is needed for the future.

Day 4: Pharmaceutical care in specific patient populations. New evidence on how we can support high quality medicines use in specific populations looking at new guidelines and topics such as genomics, technology, …

Day 5: A team plan. International knowledge, experience and good practice will be shared, stimulating reflections on how the content of the training can be used back home. Together, we build a plan.

Target group

Health care providers, researchers and policy makers with a special interest in interprofessional pharmaceutical care.

Students need to be able to communicate (written and orally) in English.

As scientific articles and methods are used during courses, good understanding of general research methodology is required.

Micro-credentials and study credits (ECTS)

Successful completion of the summer school can be awarded with 3 credits according the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Credits will be awarded on the base of completing a brief assignment before the start of the programme and submitting a paper focusing on one of the summer school topics after the programme. Particpants completing this assignment will receive a certificate of completion. All certificates of completion are issued as a micro-credential.

To include the credits in the curriculum at the home institution, participants need an agreement with the responsible person at the home institution.

Social Programme

During the summer school, we don’t want you to miss out on getting to know your fellow participants. That is why we’re offering you a social programme, full of fun, challenging and cultural activities to enjoy, whenever it suits you. We want you to experience what life in Antwerp is about, but most of all we would love to get to know all of you! We encourage all students - also those living in Belgium - to participate in these activities, as this will add to the international experience and give you a chance to interact with a diverse group of people from different nationalities.

Specific social activities in the days around and during the NuPhac summer school  will be announced close to the start of the programme.