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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Elita Poplavska
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Pharmacy
Language:Latvian
Branch of science:Pharmacy; Social Pharmacy

Objective

1. Learn about different sources of pharmaceutical information.
2. Differentiate between commercial and non-commercial sources of information.
3. Develop skills in information retrieval, learn to assess quality of the information.
4. Develop written and oral presentation skills.
5. Acquire the methodology and structure of scientific research.

Prerequisites

Pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, compounding and industrial dosage form technology, pharmacology, pharmacy law and policy.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

Upon completion of this course, students will know:
1. different types of pharmaceutical information sources;
2. the general principles of evidence-based medicine;
3. how to use key evidence-based pharmaceutical information storages;
4. quality criteria for pharmaceutical information sources;
5. different types of pharmaceutical promotion;
6. the key principles of promoting rational use of medicines;
7. the research methodology and principles of research development and how to formalize study.

Skills

Upon completion of this course, students will:
1. distinguish between commercial and non-commercial pharmaceutical information sources;
2. be able to assess validity and reliability of various pharmaceutical information sources;
3. be able to use evidence-based knowledge to provide the patient with timely, correct and rational pharmacotherapy;
4. be able to develop tailored information retrieval strategy and find necessary information;
5. be able to formulate the aim, hypothesis, tasks of scientific research. Will be able to choose and describe the research methods used. Will be able to develop and design research according to RSU requirements.

Competence

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. use pharmaceutical literature, evidence-based databases and other non-commercial sources of information on medicines, independently critically appraise the content of the information obtained and the adequacy of information sources before its use;
2. present pharmaceutical information tailored for various audiences;
3. make ethical decisions regarding pharmaceutical promotion.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF7Master’sRequired