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322011 VO Personalized Pharmacotherapy - M9 (2019W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 32 - Pharmazie



Language: German

Examination dates



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Repetition and networking of the acquired Knowledge with regard to the use of medicines during pregnancy and lactation with special emphasis on the situation consultation of the patients in terms of
• Special hormone situation during pregnancy
• Physiological changes in pregnancy
• Basics of the use of medicines during the pregnancy
• Embryonic development
• developmental disorders
• Teratogenicity vs. carcinogenicity
• Basic principles of teratogenesis
• Direct and indirect teratogens
. Placental capacity of the drugs
• Pharmacokinetics of drugs in pregnancy
• Embryonic drug metabolism
• Pregnancy counseling practice on drug risks
• Estimation of the risk factor of a drug according to FDA
• drug therapy during breastfeeding
• Blood-milk barrier
• Classification of drugs during breast-feeding according to WHO
• Repetition and networking of those acquired Knowledge with regard to the use of medicines in old age with special emphasis on the situation - adapted advice of the
Patients or their relatives
• Research and development of drugs for elderly patients
• Off-label use of medicines for elderly patients
• Physiological and pathophysiological changes in old age
• Aim of pharmacotherapy in old age
• Problems of pharmacotherapy in old age
• Comorbidities in old age
• Mortality in old age
• Changes in pharmacodynamics
• Changes in pharmacokinetics in old age
• Compliance in old age
• Combination therapy in old age
• Guidelines for pharmacotherapy in old age
• Criteria for using new drugs
• drug-induced disease syndromes in old age

Objectives of the course:
The students
• compile a summary of the specifics of the use of medicines during pregnancy and lactation.
• Patients during pregnancy and lactation can objectively advise on drug risks and identify treatment alternatives.
• provide a summary of the specificities of the use of advanced-stage and multi-morbid medicines.
• can critically question the medication of these patients and point out treatment alternatives.
• know specifics of pharmacotherapy in elderly patients, patients during pregnancy.
• can advise patients with special needs regarding drug therapy.
• are able to advise multimorbid patients on side effects and drug interactions.
• are able to advise patients during pregnancy and lactation on pharmacotherapy and possible alternatives.
• may make and choose drug selection and dosage decisions for patients with special needs.
• help to increase compliance in patients with special needs for pharmacotherapy.
• can answer dose-related questions in patients with specific pharmacokinetics.
• are able to have counseling sessions with patients with special treatment needs.
• Focus on the well-being of patients with special needs for pharmacotherapy.
• strengthen their own professional role understanding
• reflect their responsibility to patients in counseling

Assessment and permitted materials

Blocked course
written exam, grading scale 1-5

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of pharmacology

Examination topics

online script

Reading list

• Schaefer C., Peters P., Miller R. (2014). Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation; Treatment options and risk assessment.
• Gideon Koren (2006). Medication Safety in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: The Evidence-Based, A to Z Clinician's Pocket Guide.
• Koda-Kimble, M. (2012). Applied therapeutics. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
• Garbis, H. (2002); Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Handbook of prescription drugs and comparative risk assessment
• Koch, S., Gloth, F. and Nay, R. (2010). Medication management in older adults. Totowa, N.J.: Humana.
• Wehling, M. (2013). Drug therapy for the elderly. Vienna: Springer.

Association in the course directory

A400, MA11

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