• The in-depth understanding, knowledge, and the critical thinking skills through relevant clinical case studies, for the pathophysiology and treatment of major human diseases.
• The ability to apply that knowledge to optimize the health and quality of life of the patient with an effective, safe, economical and generally rational use of medicines to patients, in the practice of pharmacy in community or hospital pharmacy.
• With the examples of clinical case studies pharmacy students can develop skills in pharmacotherapy and "bridge the gap" between the acquisition of theoretical knowledge about drugs and their clinical application in personalized patient, with the aim of choosing the right drug, at right patient at the right dose at the right time and for the right reasons.
• Study of the molecular mechanisms underlying various pathophysiological conditions, their diagnosis with new technologies and therapeutic approaches and responses.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Pathophysiology and treatment of the following diseases: Diseases of the upper respiratory tract (viral rhinitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, flu, allergic rhinitis), diseases of the lower respiratory tract (pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), peptic ulcer, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout and hyperuricemia, congestive heart failure, hypertension, coronary heart disease (angina, myocardial infarction), urinary tract infections (UTIs). Representative clinical case studies for the above diseases.
Migraine, Meningititis, Hepatitis (viral, autoimmune, alcohol, drug-induced), Thyroid gland disorders, diabetes, Physiological Hemostasis - Disorders of blood coagulation factors
Tutorials on technologies necessary for the diagnosis, prophylaxis and the potential therapeutic approaches for diseases examined [e.g. technologies PCR / RT-PCR, microarrays, RNA interference, production of (therapeutic) proteins, antibodies - vaccines].