Course objectives:

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to retrieve and analyze the literature data concerning drug information. The practical implications of the primary literature are later discussed. The other goal is to present the basic information about the fundamentals of research design and methodology in practicing evidence-based pharmacy. Also, the application of drug information skills for delivery of pharmaceutical care as well as the ability to judge the reliability of various sources of information are under consideration.

Course content:

I. Seminaries:

1. Introduction to EBM.

2. Evidence based medicine (EBM) genetic disorders.

3. EBM for diabetes type I.

4. EBM for diabetes type II.

5. Gene therapy.

6. Coronary Artery Disease.

7. Stroke.

8. Analgosedation.

9. Kidney failure.

10. Evidence-based approach to smoking cessation.

11. Electronic information sources for pharmacy practice.

12. Electronic databases for EBM.

13. Anatomy for well-built clinical question.

14. Management of dyslipidemia - evidence and practical recommendation.

15. EBM in heart failure and ischemic heart disease.

16. Prodrugs.

17. Obesity.

18. Neuropathy.

19. EBM in hypertension.

20. Chronopharmacology.

21. Clinical trials meyhodology.

22. Women’s health in pregnancy.

23. Infections during pregnancy.

24. Evidence-based approach to smoking cessation.

Credit of this program is based on attendance and test including 20-30 questions.

Students are allowed to be absent without excuse at two lab classes. One additional absence must be formally excused (within a two-week period after return to the University) and students will have to write a report on the related topic or pass an extra test covering teaching material of the missed lab class (to be decided by the responsible for the course). No additional lab classes will be arranged for students who missed the class (with or without excuse). Absence at more than 4 classes will result in failing for Clinical Pharmacy (no credit).

Reading Material:

1. Heneghan C, Badenoch D. Evidence-based Medicine Toolkit. Second Edition. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. USA 2006.

2. Walker R, Whittlesea C. Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.Churchill Livingstone. Elsevier. 2012

3. After each seminar the presenting person will provide you the authorized handouts.