Programme details

  • Title: Clinical pharmacy
  • Language: English
  • Location: online
  • Degree awarded: certificate of clinical pharmacy
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Tuition fee: 3000 EUR/year (2022 intake)
  • Duration: 40 weeks
  • Credits: 35 ECTS

Topics covered

  • T1 Clinical pharmacy in practice (1 week): Introduction. Who is clinical pharmacist and the role in clinical team.
  • T2 Medicines governance (2 weeks): Systematic approach to clinical problem solving, medical databases, critical review of the evidence for the treatment of some commonly encountered disease states, development of the principles of individualising patient care.
  • T3 Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (1 week): Short description of principles
  • T4 Laboratory medicine (1 week):  Interpretation of laboratory data
  • T5 Infection and antimicrobial stewardship (3 weeks): Advanced knowledge and understanding of the selection of antimicrobials
  • T6 Care of the elderly (2 weeks): Specific problems related to the care of elderly
  • T7 Paediatric medicines use (2 weeks): Specific problems related to the care of paediatric population
  • T8 Management of pain (2 weeks): Management of acute and chronic pain and headache
  • T9 Mental health (2 weeks): Management of depression, dementia and sleeping disorders
  • T10 Health promotion and pharmacoeconomics, study design (1 week): Short overview of study design and health promotion possibilities by the pharmacist
  • T11 Neurology (3 weeks): Management of epilepsy, ischemic stroke, delirium and Parkinson’s disease
  • T12 Cardiovascular disease 1 (3 weeks): Management of coronary heart disease, essential hypertension and heart failure
  • T13 Clinical nutrition (1 week): Main principles of enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • T14 Cardiovascular disease 2 (2 weeks): Management of arrhythmias, angina, acute coronary syndromes
  • T15 Endocrinology (2 weeks): Management of diabetes and thyroid diseases
  • T16 Gastrointestinal disease (2 weeks): Management of GERD, gastric ulcer, liver failure, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease
  • T17 Respiratory disease (2 weeks): Management of astma and COPD
  • T18 Rheumatology (2 weeks): Management of rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoporosis
  • T19 Oncology (2 weeks): General principles of chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy
  • T20 Kidney diseases (2 weeks): Management of chronic kidney disease and concomitant diseases (anaemia, bone disease etc), dialysis and medicines dosing
  • T21 Vaccinations (1 week): General principles of vaccination

Method of studying

Blend of distance and work-based learning without attending on-campus.

Moodle-based e-learning combining blended learning methods (e-lectures, webinars, self-tests, case-report presentations etc).

Feedback methods

Provisional marks and feedback for coursework is given via course forums and webinars.

There will be a written exam at the end of the course. Exam marks will be returned after ratification at exam board.