wfarm2111  2018-2019  Bruxelles Woluwe

5 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Dessy Chantal; Dujardin Nathalie; Feron Olivier; Hermans Emmanuel; Spinewine Anne; Van Bambeke Françoise coordinator;
general and systematic pharmacology, pharmacotherapy, physiology, pathology, pharmacokinetics; capacity to integrate these topics with the course.
Main themes
The seminar will examine clinical situations based on practical examples with frequent pathologies seen mainly out of the hospital, for example, hypertension and the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and related complications, osteoporosis and menopauses, sleeping disorders, Parkinson disease, respiratory pathologies (astme, BPCO), reflux, constipation, diarrhea, acute or chronic pain, allergies, 'For each topic, the role of the pharmacist will be discussed for optimizing the efficacy and safety of the treatment.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


The objective is to give to the future pharmacist the opportunity of learning the use of drugs in practical clinical stuations.   The teaching approach is oriented to help the students acquiring competences in the field of pharmaceutical care.  At the end of the seminar, the students should be able

  • to understand the main indications and the rational use of drugs for a given patient,
  • to understand the role of each  specific medication  in the treatment of this patient as well as the global (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) treatment of the patient. and replace the 
  • to understand the nature of the pharmacological effects and how to obtain them
  • to evaluate undesirable effect, detect and manage drug interactions
  • to evaluate the adequacy of the posology
  • to give appropriate advice to the patient and to discuss about the appropriate usage of drugs with other health professionals

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
These topics are analyzed on an interactive way, taking into account therapeutic recommendations.  The students will learn how to establish pharmaceutical care plans, to prepare information sheets for patients or other healthcare professionals, to analyze reasons for therapeutic failure and pharmacotherapeutic problems, and to use pertinent information sources.  Role-playing games will be used to reach these objectives starting from concrete situations.   Seminars are organized for small groups of students (20-40).
  • Support de cours obligatoire : Répertoire commenté des médicaments (mis à disposition gratuitement par les enseignants de pharmacologie)
Teaching materials
  • Support de cours obligatoire : Répertoire commenté des médicaments (mis à disposition gratuitement par les enseignants de pharmacologie)
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Pharmacy