Research Group in Social Pharmacy

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Research Group in Social Pharmacy

Social pharmacy is the field where natural sciences meet humanistic and social sciences. Knowledge of medications and their effects, which are a pharmacist’s professional expertise, are built on subjects such as chemistry, biochemistry, physics and physiology. However, the social and humanistic perspective is important to understand people’s beliefs and attitudes towards medicine use, and how rational medicine use in the population can be promoted.

Who are we?

The Research group in Social Pharmacy have focus on medicine use and patient safety. We collaborate with several institutions, both on a national and international level. The research group also undertake teaching of pharmacy practice in the pharmacist education at UoB.

Through research and teaching we aim to make both students and others acquainted with the tasks and responsibilities of pharmacists, and provide them with knowledge, skills and behaviour which could contribute to safe an efficient medicine use in both individuals and the society as a whole.

Read more about us and our current projects here!

Pharmacy care

FPD-Include Project Awarded €400,000 Erasmus+ Grant for Inclusive Pharmacy Education

The University of Bergen's Centre for Pharmacy has been granted a prestigious Erasmus+ cooperation partnership grant of €400,000 over 36 months for their FPD-Include project. FPD-Include, which stands for Faculty Professional Development for inclusion in pharmacy education, is a collaborative effort...

FREMFARM - Education for future

FREMFARM - Educating pharmacists to meet tomorrow's challenges

FREMFARM project, is funded by DIKU. The project is led by Lone Holst and Reidun Kjome, and has partners from the Mohn Center for Innovation and Regional Development at the University College of Western Norway, from Diakonhjemmet Hospital Pharmacy, and from SLATE (Center for the Science of Learning ...

New publication
Legemidler og utstyr til behandling og oppfølging av diabetes.

Are we overtreating nursing home patients with diabetes?

PhD candidate Lillan Mo Andreassen have investigated drug therapy and glycemic control in nursing home patients with diabetes, and found very low blood glucose levels in several of them.

Cranberry safe in pregnancy

Use of cranberry during pregnancy is not associated with negative pregnancy outcomes, Ph.D. candidate Kristine Heitmann concludes in her new paper. Simultaneously, she emphasizes the importance of treating detected urinary tract infections (UTIs) with antibiotics, as cranberry has not shown to be...

Hooray for research collaboration!

Enhancing research collaboration with UEA

Research Group in Social Pharmacy recently invited researchers from University of East Anglia (UEA) to Bergen to discuss future research collaboration and how we can strengthen the research within social pharmacy and pharmacy practice at both institutions.