Curricular Unit:Code:
Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacovigilance I843FFV1
4MasterPharmaceutical Sciences5 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English65
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The curricular unit intends to promote the acquisition of knowledge about the models of Pharmacovigilance and the National Pharmacovigilance System. It is also intended to address the drugĀ“s iatrogenic mechanisms responsible for inducing adverse reactions, as well as addressing the role of the Pharmacist as a health promotion agent in dispensing prescription drugs or in giving pharmaceutical advice in the case of non-prescription medicines
Deontological principles in the patient-pharmaceutical-drug interaction. Communication aspects: verbal, non-verbal and written communication techniques.Types of recipes. Subject and non-prescription medicines. Medication guide. Monitoring compliance with therapy. Risks of self-medication. Pharmaceutical indication of a MNSRM in face of the symptomatic picture.
Adverse reactions. Drug interactions. Evaluation of drug safety. Pharmacovigilance in Portugal. National Pharmacovigilance System. Completion of the Adverse Drug Reactions Notification form.
Review of the pharmacological characteristics of the main pharmacotherapeutic groups. Treatment of common symptoms: acute inflammation, pain, cough and expectoration, treatment of acute diarrhea, constipation, vomiting.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The syllabus integrating the module are suitable for the development of targeted skills.
The aim is to provide a solid balance between theoretical principles and practical application of skills in Farmacotherapy, focusing the discussion and resolution of problems, enabling students to develop a clearer and more critical view. We also intend to train students in the correct research for scientific and technical knowledge from common sources.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The teaching methodology relies on the use of didactic resources, such as power-point material, and with free research in suitable bibliographic sources, with the objective of solving proposed problems.
The theoretical and practical component will be evaluated separately, with approval being required for both. There will be 2 theoretical tests for the theoretical evaluation and 2 practical tests and 1 oral presentation for the practical evaluation. The final average is constructed with 80% of the theoretical and theoretical-practical component and 20% of the practical component.
The student is considered "Approved" with a rating of 9.50 or more.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The objectives of the curricular unit are achieved by the use of the methodology referred since the expository component provides guidance on the systematic study and the practice exercitation promotes the practical application of concepts and theories studied within the curricular unit.
BLENKINSOPP al.,Symptoms in the Pharmacy: A Guide to the Management of Common Illness. 5th edition. Blackwell Publishing.
Nathan A, Managing Symptoms in the Pharmacy. Pharmaceutical Press 2008
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Carla Matos (