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Clinical Pharmacology in Dentistry

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:3.00
Study Course Accepted:28.08.2023
Study Course Information
Course Code:FLK_042LQF level:All Levels
Credit Points:3.00ECTS:4.50
Branch of Science:Clinical Medicine; Oral MedicineTarget Audience:Dentistry
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Mārcis Zeibārts
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Pharmacology
The Head of Structural Unit:Inga Stuķēna
Contacts:Riga, Konsula street 21, 1st floor; Marcis[pnkts]Zeibartsatrsu[pnkts]lv; Indra[pnkts]Dumbergaatrsu[pnkts]lv; +371 67613517
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)0Lecture Length (academic hours)0Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (count)16Class Length (academic hours)3Total Contact Hours of Classes48
Total Contact Hours48
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Anatomy, normal and pathological physiology, internal diseases and propaedeutics, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, introduction into clinical medicine and symptomatology of several diseases.
Objective:
1. To acquire knowledge of basic and clinical pharmacology along with acquisition of the organ system pathology and diseases. 2. To acquire knowledge of mechanism of action of miscellaneous drugs and their use in treatment of diseases. 3. To promote knowledge of rational pharmacotherapy principles in clinical practice. 4. Gain knowledge of effects of drugs used in clinics on disease mechanisms and pathogenesis, the most suitable drug designation for an individual patient, dosing scheme and personalized treatment, assessment of risk-benefit ratio.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1General pharmacologyClasses1.00auditorium
2Autonomic nervous system pharmacologyClasses1.00auditorium
3Analgesic, (narcotic, non-narcotic), NSAIDClasses1.00auditorium
4Agent for infiltration, application for regional and general anesthesia. Anticonvulsant and antiparkinsonian agentsClasses1.00auditorium
5Anxiolytic, hypnotic, antipsychotic and sedative agentsClasses1.00auditorium
6Colloquium N1Classes1.00computer room
7Cardiovascular agentsClasses1.00auditorium
8Urogenital and gastrointestinal agentsClasses1.00auditorium
9Respiratory agents. Antihistamine agentsClasses1.00auditorium
10Systemic and topical haemostatic agents. Antithrombotic agentsClasses1.00auditorium
11Colloquium N2Classes1.00computer room
12Antimicrobial agents, AntibioticsClasses1.00auditorium
13Antiprotozoal, antifungal and antiviral agents. AntisepticsClasses1.00auditorium
14Immunosuppresant agentsClasses1.00auditorium
15Endocrinology agentsClasses1.00auditorium
16Colloquium N3Classes1.00computer room
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Weekly tests. Centralized computerized colloquiums. The tasks of the colloquium include: 1) theoretical questions (within the framework of theoretical questions in the class).Test questions may have varying degrees of difficulty and may vary in weight in the final grade; 2) questions about drugs (from class medication list) - international non-proprietary name of the medicinal product, pharmacotherapeutic group, mechanism of action, pharmacological effect, clinical effect (clinical significance),medication indications, medication contraindications, medication side effects,precautions for use, route of administration, dosage forms; 3) description of clinical cases. In order to evaluate the quality of the study course as a whole, the student must fill out the study course evaluation questionnaire on the Student Portal.
Assessment Criteria:
Weekly tests and colloquia – pass or fail. Written (computer-based) exam, obtaining an appropriate assessment in a 10-point grading system, and it makes up 100% of the assessment of the entire study course. The tasks of the exam include: 1) theoretical questions (within the framework of theoretical questions in the class); 2) questions about drugs (from class medication list) – international non-proprietary name of the medicinal product, pharmacotherapeutic group, mechanism of action, pharmacological effect, clinical effect (clinical significance), medication indications, medication contraindications, medication side effects, precautions for use, route of administration, dosage forms; 3) description of clinical cases.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Will gain knowledge about the effect of the drug on the course and pathogenesis of the disease, will prescribe the most appropriate drug for a particular patient according to an individual drug dosing regimen and will assess the risks and benefits of treatment.
Skills:Will be able to implement the principles of rational pharmacotherapy in clinical practice.
Competencies:Will be able to evaluate the mechanisms of action of different groups of drugs and model the use of drugs in different clinical situations.
Bibliography
No.Reference
Required Reading
1Lekciju materiāls RSU E-studijas
2B.Katzung "Basic and clinical pharmacology" 2021
3Katzung & Trevors. Katzung & Trevor’s pharmacology : Examination & Board Review. 13th ed. 2021
4S.Purviņa, I.Purviņš. "Praktiskā farmakoloģija", 2011. (akceptējams izdevums)
5Ārvalstu studentiem/For international students
6B. Katzung. "Basic and clinical pharmacology". 2021
7Katzung & Trevors. Katzung & Trevor’s pharmacology : Examination & Board Review. 13th ed. 2021
Other Information Sources
1www.zva.gov.lv
2www.ema.europa.eu