Pharmacotherapy and pharmaceutical care II

Course Code :2015FBDFAZ
Study domain:Pharmaceutical Sciences
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:Cannot be followed with 2nd bachelor courses
Contact hours:42
Study load (hours):140
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Hans De Loof

3. Course contents *

In this course, as in course 2001FBDFGO, pharmacotherapy and pharmaceutical care are taught in an integrated way. Pharmaceutical care aims to improve the use of medicines and maintain or improve the quality of life of the patient. This course is in large part organised around a number of important diseases. Both prescription and OTC medicines will be thoroughly discussed with the emphasis on advice for responsible drug use, the inter-professional dialog, and the advice for the patient.

These subject are covered:

1) Indications, dose and timing of medicines.
(2) Pharmacotherapy initiation and strategies.
(3) Adverse events of drugs and their treatment.
(4) Drug-drug and drug-food interactions (clinical relevance, mechanism, solution)
(5) Within class comparison and selection of medicines.
(6) Comorbidity.
(7) Contraindications.
(8) Tapering off and switching between medicines.
(9) New medicines, medicines in the pipeline.
(10) Medication monitoring and adherance.
(11) Use of medication during lactation.
(12) Children and medication.
(13) Pharmacotherapy for the elderly, formulary developpement.
(14) Ocular pharmacotherapy (Guest speaker)
(15) Medication and addiction treatment.
(16) Hormonal system medication including contraception.
(17) Pharmacotherapy of transplant and dialysis patients.
(18) Therapy and pharmacotherapy of multiple sclerosis.
(19) Medicines used in a palliative context.
(20) Inflammatory Bowel disease  (IBD)  en Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) pharmacotherapy.
(21) Mucoviscidosis pharmacotherapy.
(22) Sports and doping.