Curricular Unit:Code:
Hospital Clinical Pharmacy843FCH
5MasterPharmaceutical Sciences4 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English52
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The aim of the Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy is to provide basic and specific knowledge about the structure and organization of Pharmaceutical Services in the Hospital. Aspects related with the hospital pharmacist intervention and the importance of communication with other health professionals for the rational use of medicines in hospitals will be explored. Students should develop the capabilities to practice the pharmaceutical activity in hospital, such as pharmaceutical care; clinical pharmacy; hospital information; selection of medicines and pharmaceutical products; therapeutic monitoring; clinical pharmacokinetics; intervention in schemes and preparation of artificial nutrition; research and clinical trials; preparation of cytotoxic and radiopharmaceuticals products, selection and dispensing of medical devices and dressing and suture material. Thus, students will be able to meet the required specifications and develop the various activities of the Hospital Pharmacist.
"1. Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care in Hospitals: general concepts
2. Organization and management of Pharmaceutical Services in the Hospital
Structure and organization; functional areas
3. Center of Information about medicines
4. Selection of drugs and phamacotherapeutic guides
5. Pharmaceutical care in hospitals
Monitoring of drug therapy; therapeutic protocols
6. Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Department of Clinical Pharmacokinetics
7. Artificial Nutrition
Enteral nutrition; Parenteral nutrition; Pharmacotherapy in artificial nutrition
8. Research and clinical trials
Legislation; Phases of clinical trials; Participation of hospital pharmacists
9. Radiopharmaceutical preparations
Radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis and therapy; Methods of obtaining image; manufacturing of radiopharmaceuticals
10. Cytotoxic preparations in hospital
11. Medical devices and suture materials
Legislation; Classification of medical devices."
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
"The knowledge about the organization and management of Pharmaceutical Hospital Services is essential to acquire the competencies needed to take on the pharmaceutical hospital activity in functional areas, particularly selection, acquisition, storage, manipulation, distribution of drugs, medical devices and pharmaceutical preparations in the hospital; activities of clinical pharmacy. The students should learn to select the information to answer questions related to medications and communicating with other health professionals, in order to the rational use of medicines. The role of pharmaceutics participation in different activities will be addressed such as in clinical trials and in the preparation and control of formulations, including the artificial nutrition modules, cytotoxic and radiopharmaceuticals preparations.
Students will be encouraged to explore situations that could occur in the Pharmaceutical Hospital Services, demonstrating the pharmaceutical intervention.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
In the theoretical classes, the concepts and theories that form the basis of the syllabus will be presented in a concise, organizational and descriptive way, encouraging the active participation of students whenever possible. This exhibition will be accompanied with suitable audiovisual material. In order to acquire the expected skills, students will be encouraged to deepen their knowledge and seek their practical application through: (i) analyses and application of relevant theoretical concepts in hypothetic real situations and (ii) discussion and reflection on relevant issues program. In tutorial sessions, the teacher will clarify the doubts and conduct the study of the student.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
"The teaching methodologies presented here are based mainly on a skills development model, with a view to acquisition of knowledge and theoretical capabilities add value to the professional activity. In order to acquire the skills and competences expected, the students will be encouraged to deepen the knowledge acquired in theoretical classes (exhibition/participative character) and to seek their practical application (demonstrative/ participative character). The constant interaction between teacher and student in theoretical-practical classes will allow the adaptation of the student to the proposed objectives. Furthermore, the use of a set of study materials created purposely, as well as support sessions to answer questions (tutorial orientation), allow a high level of adjustment between the methodologies used and the objectives of the course. The assessment carried out in theoretical context will allow verifying the scientific expertise and systematization of knowledge acquired by students. All activities with evaluative nature will be awarded credits (ECTS) properly proportional to the number of total credits. ECTS planned for the work-study student will only be fully allocated or not, depending on the performance demonstrated by the student, in particular with regard to the planned acquisition of knowledge and skills. In addition to the assessments referred to, it will be given to students opportunities to demonstrate that it met the proposed objectives through evaluation moments if the teacher or the student understands the requests. These elements may be considered if it appears to benefit the student. "
"(1) Stephens M. (2009). Hospital Pharmacy. Pharmaceutical Press.
(2) Carranza J.H. (2003). Manual de Farmacia Clínica y Atención Farmacéutica; Elsevier; Madrid.
(3) Gomes M.J., Reis M.J. Reis A.M. (2001). Ciências Farmacêuticas: Uma Abordagem em Farmácia Hospitalar, Atheneu.
(4) Ministério da Saúde, Manual de Farmácia Hospitalar.
(5) Berrozpe J.D., Lanao J.M., Delfina J.M.P. Biofarmacia y Farmacocinética; Vol. I e II; Editorial Sintesis; Madrid.
(6) Gottschlich M. (2001). The Science and Practice of Nutrition Support; ASPEN.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Carla Martins Lopes (