Pharmaco therapy and pharmaceutical care I

Course Code :2001FBDFGO
Study domain:Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:Cannot be followed with 2nd bachelor courses
Contact hours:57
Study load (hours):196
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Guido De Meyer
Hans De Loof

3. Course contents *

The course is built up starting from clinical syndromes. The drugs used for treatment are discussed: (1) Indications, doses and correct use of drugs. (2) How to build up a therapy. (3) Adverse effects of drugs and how to treat them. (4) Drug interactions (clinical relevance, mechanism, alternatives) and interactions with food. (5) Comparison of drugs within a pharmacological class. Guidelines for an optimal choice. (6) Co-morbidity. (7) Contra-indications. (8) How to withdraw a drug and/or change to another one. (9) New drugs within a pharmacological class. (10) Pharmaceutical care.