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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:4 / 6
Course supervisor:Elita Poplavska
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Pharmacy
Branch of science:Pharmacy; Social Pharmacy


1. Acquire principles of pharmaceutical care.
2. Develop counselling competence about the appropriate and safe use of medicines.


Pharmacology, pharmacotherapy, communication psychology, ethics in pharmacy.

Learning outcomes


Student knows: definition and principles of pharmaceutical care, classification of drug therapy problems, differences between different communication models, principles of differential diagnosis in pharmaceutical care.


Student is able to: identify conditions and barriers to successful collaboration, identify patient/client needs, medication problem(s), co-morbidities, current and past medication, formulate indication, classify medication therapy problems, formulate aim of medication therapy, analyse patient/client experience and use it in the counselling process, explain the proper use and storage of the medicine according to the needs of the client/patient, explain the possible side effects and how to deal with them, explain the possible interactions and how to solve them, use evidence-based, up-to-date information.


Consulting of pharmacy patients/clients on over-the-counter and prescription medications.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF8Master’sRequiredIeva Salmane-Kuļikovska, Ieva Rutkovska, Elita Poplavska, Jūlija Pavlovska, Milana Romanova
Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Pharmacy, FF7Master’sRequired