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Social Pharmacy I

Teaching semester

Autumn

Objectives and Content

The course will give an introduction to the history of pharmacy, pharmacy as a profession, and the pharmacists education and role in health care. Central aspects considering laws, ethics and communication are discussed. aceuticals (production, use, surveillance), and about the health care system, including the pharmacies. The course aims to give insight in health and disease concepts, and social differences in health, as well as insight in global health challenges and pharmacys role in these.

The course will give basic knowledge about pharmaceuticals (production, use, surveillance), and about the health care system, including the pharmacies. The course aims to give insight in health and disease concepts, and social differences in health, as well as insight in global health challenges and pharmacys role in these.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

By the end of the course the student can:

  • Describe the most important stakeholders in the field of medicines and their areas of responsibility
  • Summarise important parts of the history of pharmacy
  • Reflect on the position of the pharmacy profession in society now and in the future with reference to historical development
  • Describe work tasks, work flow and the financing model of pharmacies in Norway
  • Explain what implications pharmaceutical knowledge can have on society and how structures in society ca affect the use of medicines on an individual and a societal level
  • Describe how social inequality can affect health nationally and globally

Skills

By the end of the course the student can:

  • Communicate respectfully with other students, health care personnel and users of medicines
  • Use open ended and closed questions in communication with a patient to get the necessary information for safe dispensing or information
  • Use basic pharmaceutical and medical terminology appropriately

General competence

By the end of the course the student can:

  • Use relevant law to find solutions to simple pharmacy related problems
  • Identify and analyse ethical problems and substantiate their ethical choice
  • Identify themselves as part of the pharmacy profession and community
  • Express themselves clearly, verbally and in writing, to medical professionals and the general public
  • Apply study techniques that promote reflection on their own learning and their pursuit of professional practice

Access to the Course

The course is open for students enrolled in the Master`s Programme in Pharmacy

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Lectures, group work, problem based learning (PBL) with oral presentations in groups, work placement and company visits

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Compulsory attendance in all teaching activities: lectures, TBL, group work (maximum 20% absence allowed)

Compulsory work placement at a pharmacy

Compulsory individual assignments

Compulsory group work

Forms of Assessment

Approved compulsory assignments. Portfolio assessment.

The portfolio should encompass:

  • All written assignments through the semester, both individual and group assignments
  • Reflection paper after placement in pharmacy
  • Reflection paper after completed teaching activities

All of this material is part of the assessment in the course

Information regarding form and scope of the assignments will be given in connection with teaching. Process and progress will for the most part be assessed in TBL - not int the portfolio. The assignments becomes part of the portfolio by order of production. The portfolio should be handed in as a joint PDF-file with a front page bearing the name, student number and the year group of the student, as a minimum.

Grading Scale

The portfolio is assessed as pass/fail.

Assessment Semester

Autumn.

Course Evaluation

The students evaluate the teaching according to the Quality Assurance System at the University of Bergen

Programme Committee

The Program Comitee for Pharmacy is responsible for the structure of the programme, and The Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care has the academic responsibility for the course.

Course Coordinator

Lone Holst. http://www.uib.no/personer/Lone.Holst

Course Administrator

Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care

Contact

Contact Information

Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care

E-mail: studie@igs.uib.no

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