wfarm2255  2018-2019  Bruxelles Woluwe

12 credits
15.0 h + 40.0 h
Lacour Valérie;
Professional integration activity

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
To achieve these objectives, the topics will be:
-          Checking the validity of a prescription (administrative control, doses and their suitability with the patient)
-          Pharmaceutical approach in case of complaint or request for advice by the patient
o    around common complaints in pharmacies (allergic rhinitis, constipation, diarrhea, pain, ...)
o    around contraception (continuous and emergency)
o    around the inhalation devices
-          Choosing a non-prescription drug in line with the patient (regarding complaints analyzed, including pregnant and lactating women)
-          Management of drug interactions and incompatibilities in the pharmaceutical compoundings
-          Other roles of the pharmacist (maintaining a quality manual, monitoring of pharmacovigilance data,...)

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


-          Understand the different roles and aspects of the profession of pharmacist

-          Develop a process to support the patient at the counter (facing a complaint or request for advice, a request for a non-prescription drug, or when the patient presents a prescription)



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”.
A preliminary course explicits the role of the pharmacist, and provides tools and methods necessary to perform a process of care of patients in the pharmacy, complete, structured and efficient.
A 6-month pharmacy internship is executed by the student by a certified trainer of UCL.
Seminars are organized during the course in small groups (20-30 students):
- During these seminars (6/student), the process of pharmaceutical care learned in the theoretical lectures is applied to various practical situations encountered frequently in the pharmacy: delivery of inhalation devices, choosing a non-prescription drug for a patient, management of drug interactions, process of choosing a non-prescription drug by pregnant and lactating women, ...
- Seminars debriefing training are also organized to exchange experiences in the course and to define the process of fixing difficulties or special circumstances encountered.
Teaching methods
Students will get a various learning curve: theoretical courses in the beginning of the year then some practical knowledge management during the seminars and the 6-month pharmacy internship.
Evaluation methods
The evaluation takes into account the entire path taken by the student:
- A written examination focuses on the knowledge acquired by the end of the theoretical description, internship and seminars
- An assessment of skills acquired at the end of the pharmacy internship is done by the certified trainer.
Support de cours obligatoire : Répertoire commenté des médicaments (mis à disposition gratuitement par les enseignants de pharmacologie)
Support vivement recommandé: abonnement à la revue Prescrire + réalisation du test de lecture
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Pharmacy