This course learns students about retrieval and dissemination of drug information, how to look up the drug data from different resources, and the resources of drug information. In addition, it examines the main drug related problems including adverse drug reaction and drug interaction. The student will learn how to keep updated regarding recent advances in the field of hospital pharmacy and how to evaluate modern hospital pharmacy literature. Students will do presentations that compare the efficacy of various drugs. Students will also be engaged in discussions with the medical team regarding latest medical and drug news as well as the ethical and professional conduct
With a thorough background established in pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy, the aim of this course is to prepare students to know the retrieval and dissemination of drug information, how to find any information regarding medication, and how to search in any resource of drug information. In addition, it aims to introduce the newly approved medications for a common group of medical disorders.
By the end of the course, the student will be able to:
a. Knowledge and Understanding:
a.1. Recognize the drug information resources
a.2. Describe the newly approved medications of a group of common diseases.
a.3. Identify drug-related problems such as drug side effects, drug interactions, and drug contraindication
a.4. Recognize the desired outcomes of drug therapy of selected diseases.
b. Intellectual Skills
b.1. Design appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic plans for selected diseases with a specific consideration of newly approved medications
b.2. Compare between rational and irrational drug therapy for selected diseases.
b.3. Design plans for monitoring drug efficacy, adverse effects, compliance and drug interactions.
b.4. Analyze relevant information for drugs from different drug resources.
c. Professional and Practical Skills
c.1. Evaluate and solve drug-related problems.
c.2. Design appropriate plan for drug retrieval and dissemination from drug information resources.
c.3. Apply learned information in providing appropriate patient counseling.
d. General and Transferable Skills
d.1. Search internet database for new updates in treatment guidelines.
d.2. Write a report and give oral presentations.
d.3. Work coherently and successfully as a part of a team.
d.4. Appreciate team work in a seminar.
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