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Pharmacotherapy and Public Health

Code 13686
Year 4
Semester A1
ECTS Credits 20
Workload PL(60H)/T(75H)/TP(120H)
Scientific area Ciências Farmacêuticas
Entry requirements Non applicable.
Learning outcomes Students should be able to know and integrate information about the epidemiology and clinical presentation of the most prevalent pathologies; understand the relationship between exposure and the health consequences of populations; understanding the need for pharmacotherapeutic monitoring of a patient, proposing interventions to optimize therapy. In addition, they should be able to consult the sources of medication information and perform a set of procedures (anthropometry, use of inhalation devices, insulin administration, spirometry, diabetic foot counseling, phototype determination and geriatric screening) and determinations (arterial pulse and glycemia). Students are expected to participate adequately and effectively in the community as public health professionals, promoting national health projects and programs, counseling on major health issues and the international traveler.
Syllabus The initial pedagogical unit introduces the basic concepts of Epidemiology, Health, Sickness, and Pharmacotherapy and allows introducing of clinical histories and discussing pharmaceutical supervision, enabling the student to solve pharmaceutical situations. The following topics, specific to each system, allow discussing the protocols for prevention, screening, and therapy (pharmacological and non-pharmacological) of the most prevalent pathologies of different organ systems. The student acquires, for all the topics covered, competencies of interpretation of content integration, problem-solving, group discussion and teamwork, which also allows transversal skills to be developed.
Main Bibliography Pharmacotherapy: a pathophysiological approach. 10ª edição. DiPiro JP, Talbert RL, Yee GC et al. 2017. New York. McGraw Hill Inc.
Investigação Passo a Passo. 1ª edição. Médicos de Medicina Geral e Familiar. APMCG. 2008
Normas de Orientação Clínica da Direção Geral de Saúde www.dgs.pt
Orientações farmacoterapeuticas de associações internacionais.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The CU will be evaluated between 0 and 200 points, corresponding to 20 values.
The theoretical / theoretical-practical assessment (175 points) includes 9 written tests, one for each pedagogical unit (AUP; 13 points); the discussion of a clinical case (CC; 4 points); and 2 written integrated clinical case tests (ACC; 27 points). Written tests consist of multiple-choice, multiple-choice, or short open-ended questions.
In the theoretical / theoretical-practical component, students must have a minimum of 88 points for approval.
The practical assessment (25 points) includes 2 practical tests (ASK; 5 points), in which each student must execute all the techniques individually; a geriatric screening (RG; 5 points) and of 2 group works (TP; 5 points).
The final grade corresponds to the sum of the scores obtained in each evaluation.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-04

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