Antibiotics policy

Course Code :2008FBDFAZ
Study domain:Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:Cannot be followed with 2nd bachelor courses. Simultaneous registration for Pharmacy Internship.
Contact hours:27
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Veerle Matheeussen

3. Course contents *

A correct use of antimicrobial drugs has important implications for therapeutic success, economy as well as for ecology. A good antibiotics policy is essential. This course can provide recent information of high quality that can be incorporated in the daily practices of the pharmacist. There will be an overview of the important resistances, their mechanisms and the relation between resistance of bacteria and the use of antibiotics. The new antibiotics, which were developed to control the multi resistant bacteria, will be discussed. Furthermore, the course will shed a light on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Finally, an important part of this course concerns the review of guidelines for the use of antibiotics in different clinical situations.