SLVKB0371U  Social Pharmacy

Volume 2015/2016
Education

MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences - compulsory for line 3

MSc in Medicinal Chemistry - elective

Content

The course is concerned with the role of medicines in society and spans a variety of themes with focus on the perspectives of governments, health care professionals, pharmaceutical industry and medicine users.

In addition, students are divided into groups and asked to prepare a scientific literature review article focusing on one specific issue within the field of social pharmacy. Further, students prepare and present an oral presentation on a specific topic, which forms the basis for the written exam.

Learning Outcome

On completion of the course participants should be able to:

Knowledge

  • Describe and discuss the major concepts and issues of social pharmacy
  • Describe and discuss the concept of the user perspective

 

Skill

  • Evaluate social science and humanistic approaches/theories of  research on medicines
  • Discuss and put into perspective the role of medicines in society, especially the different perspectives of governments, health care professionals, the pharmaceutical industry and medicine users
  • Analyze the experiences and perceptions of the medicine user
  • Analyze, put into perspective and criticize scientific literature in the field
  • Perform effective written and oral presentations of acquired knowledge and ideas

 

Competence

  • Contribute with a social pharmacy perspective on pharmaceuticals issues, especially the perspectives of governments, health care professionals, the pharmaceutical industry and medicine users
  • Independently explore and summarize specific issues within the social pharmacy area

 

Recent, relevant articles on the course internet page.

Course teaching is based on the assumption that students have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in one of the natural sciences, health sciences or technical sciences.
16 x 2-hour-sessions, each including 15-minute student presentations and subsequent discussion with subject teachers.
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination
Written assignment
Examination type:
Individual PowerPoint presentation

Examination design:
Students individually prepare and present a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation on a topic that is part of the curriculum. The presentation is part of a class lesson and no grade is given for the oral presentation.
Afterwards the student has the opportunity to rework the presentation and incorporate the subsequent criticism, including questions, discussions and critique into their final PowerPoint presentation.
Grades are given for the final PowerPoint presentation which is turned in at the end of the course in electronic format. This assignment represents 100% of the final grade.
Exam registration requirements

Prerequisite to examination:

In groups, students write a scientific article (literature review) based on a topic relevant for the course. The topic must be initially approved by the course director/teacher. This assignment should be passed.

Special conditions:
The examination includes required reading in social pharmacy. The prerequisite to the examination includes writing a scientific article in groups of a maximum five students.

Aid

All written aids allowed

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

Overall performance and participation of the students forms part of the assessment and may cause the grade to be adjusted by one grade up, one grade down or grade unchanged according to the allocation of points. The basis for adjusting the overall impression is:

  • Active participation: the student should have participated actively in the course by being present at the classes
  • Responses and participation in lectures that demonstrate understanding and reflexivity

 

To achieve the grade 12 the student must be able to:

Knowledge

  • Describe and discuss a specific issue within social pharmacy

Skill

  • Evaluate social science and humanistic approaches/theories to research within a specific issue within social pharmacy

  • For a specific issue discuss and put into perspective the different approaches of governments, health care professionals, the pharmaceutical industry and medicine users

  • Analyze, put into perspective and criticize scientific literature in the field

  • Perform effective written and oral presentations of acquired knowledge and ideas

Competence

  • Independently explore and summarize specific issues within the social pharmacy area

 

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Colloquia
  • 32
  • Preparation
  • 64
  • Project work
  • 110
  • Total
  • 206