Fundamentals in Clinical Pharmacy courses 9-12 February 2004
in Clinical Pharmacy II (to increase clinical pharmacy knowledge
and skills to enable competency in prescription monitoring)
Fundamentals in Clinical Pharmacy IV (Evidence Based Medicine and Drug Information)
|The venue for the courses was the library at the University of Surabaya (Ubaya). Campus was quiet as it was university holidays.|
|David, Rachel, Rebecca, Sue and Chik Kaw were given a very warm welcome.|
The courses were officially opened
The opening ceremony was attended by university dignitaries who promoted the value of the courses we were running.
The course participants had travelled from different parts of Indonesia, including Bali, Sulawesi, Kalimantan (Indonesian part of Borneo) and Java.
|Undergraduates studying Pharmacy were extremely helpful to all the tutors. They gave up part of their holidays to ensure the IT worked, organise handouts, etc.|
in Clinical Pharmacy II
Aim: to increase clinical pharmacy knowledge and skills to enable competency in prescription monitoring
Rachel Kenward and Rebecca Walters led participants through the principles of prescription monitoring, followed by the use of medicines in renal and liver impairment, pregnancy and lactation, and paediatrics and the elderly, with lectures on pharmacokinetics, clinical biochemistry and haematology to support this.
|Many of the sessions were workshops with practical examples involving much use of the BNF (British National Formulary)|
|Awarding certificates to participants who had completed the course.|
in Clinical Pharmacy IV
(Evidence Based Medicine and Drug Information)
|David Scott and Sue Banfield covered systematic reviews, meta-analysis, critical appraisal of advertisements, trials and reviews and principles of drug information – sources of information, background questioning, searching the Internet and the use of Medline, and producing an answer.|
This was the first time that a computer suite had been available for this series of courses. For some participants, it was their first experience of the Internet.
The suite was used for accessing high quality websites for medicines information and practice using PubMed (Medline).
|Sue and David delivering sessions on Drug Information and Evidence Based Medicine, respectively|
|Course participants came from different parts of Indonesia, such as Bali and Sulawesi. There were hospital and community pharmacists, lecturers, and pharmacists working for the FDA.|
|Awarding a certificate to Ellyana, a member of staff at PIOLK, at the end of the course.|
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