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Course Code: 
PHAR 416
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
Introduces the clinical use of medication in the prevention & treatment of disease and serves as a foundation for the delivery of pharmaceutical care. Pharmacotherapy I and II serves the needs of all future pharmacists by focusing on core chronic disease states with an emphasis on outpatient management.
Course Content: 

What Is Pharmacotherapy? Pharmacotherapy objectives, basic principles of pharmacotherapy.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Programme learning outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) Expresses the basic principles of pharmacotherapy

2,3

1

A

2) Understand the basic mechanisms of selected diseases and interpret these mechanisms in relation to drug therapy

2,3

1,2,3

A

3) Recognize major signs and symptoms of selected disease states

7,8

1,2,3,4

A

4) Design an effective drug treatment regimen for selected disease states

6,7,8,9

1,2,3,4

A

5) Assess the risk versus benefit of drug therapy in a given patient. Interpret drug response using subjective and objective criteria, including laboratory measures and physical findings

 

4,5

 

1,2,3,4

A

6) Evaluate the safety and efficacy of drugs in a given therapeutic class. Formulate approaches to monitor patient response to a given drug regimen

5,7,8

1,2,3,4

A

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction

 

2

Pharmacotherapy principles in pediatrics patients

 

3

Pharmacotherapy principles in geriatric patients

 

4

Pharmacotherapy principles in pregnancy and lactation

 

5

Pharmacotherapy principles in infectious diseases

 

6

Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

 

7

Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

 

8

Midterm Exam

 

9

Hypertension

 

10

Atherosclerosis

 

11

Hyperlipidemia

 

12

Ischemic Heart Diseases

 

13

Myocardial infarction

 

14

General Revision

 
 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach

By DiPiro, Joseph T., Talbert, Robert L., Yee, Gary C., Matzke, Gary R., Wells, Barbara G., and Posey, L. Michael

Additional Resources

Other lecture related textbooks

 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

100

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

Acquire skills needed to practice the profession of pharmacy in either a Turkish or an English language setting.

       

X

2

Being equipped to access current theoretical and applied knowledge, keeping abreast of new developments, and possessing the critical faculties enabling an accurate and reliable interpretation and assessment of this information.

     

X

 

3

Having the capacity to apply the skills acquired in the field of pharmaceutical science. Possessing the ability to harness his/her acquired knowledge in order to function as a highly accessible health counsellor, providing a ready source of clinically relevant, health-related information to the general public.

     

X

 

4

Keeping abreast of and being equipped to apply the fundamental pharmaceutical and health science principles which guide future developments in modern technology, and being able to share these experiences and skills with colleagues through participatation in professional development education seminars.

     

X

 

5

Knowing how to assess risks arising from the use of drugs and other chemicals and those risks potentially encounterd during laboratory practice.

     

X

 

6

Acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to interpret findings obtained through quantative and qualitative measurements, and thus reach valid, scientific conclusions based on this data. 

     

X

 

7

Being able to compound pharmaceutical products while being knowledgable about their clinical application, interactions, side effects and risks  and apply in proper manner .

       

X

8

Being competent to conduct and manage research and development projects, and share experimental outcomes.

   

X

   

9

Be competent to accurately and intelligibly communicate clincally relevant information to patients concerning prescription items and other pharmaceutical products.  

       

X

10

Being able to function in a multidisciplinary environment. Possessing the skill to collaborate and establish lines of communication with other professionals, while developing their own professional competency through participation in relevant continuing education activities.

       

X

11

Being able to play a role in projects which fulfills the profession’s societal responsibilities. Participating in professional activities and undertaking duties in a manner which reflects an awareness of and sensitivity to environmental issues.

   

X

   

12

Being capable of opening a community pharmacy, practicing in a hospital pharmacy setting, and offering service in any field related to drugs, cosmetics, medical  and/or plant-derived products. Able to play an active role in his/her own personal professional development, as well as that of colleagues and pharmaceutical students.

       

X

13

Able to play a role in issues related to public health as a member of the health care team while being cognizant of and able to fulfill legal and professional requirements and maintain ethical standards. 

     

X

 

14

Is knowledgable of and equipped to manage the planning, development, compounding and quality control analysis of naturally occuring and synthetic medicines, while also being aware of the processes related to these products’ absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion from the body.

 

X

     
 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

2

32

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

 

   

Midterm Exams

1

15

15

Lab. Applications

     

Hours for off-the-Lab. study (Pre-study, practice)

     

Lab. Midterm Exem

     

Lab. Final

     

Homework

     

Final

1

15

15

Total Work Load

 

 

62

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

2,48

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

3