PHAR 444 Integrated Case-based Learning III (ICBL III)

PHAR 444 Integrated Case-based Learning III (ICBL III)

Department offering the course: Pharmacy Practice Department     
Level [Semester]: 4 [8th]     

Basic Information
Total Credit Hours: 2   
Practice: 2    
Professional Information
Overall aims:
ICBL III is an interactive course that uses case scenarios set in realistic contexts as the starting place to integrate knowledge from several previous courses with newly acquired therapeutic knowledge with regard to Infectious and Endocrinological disorders. The course aims to develop and refine the students’ ability to identify, solve and prevent drug therapy problems while providing pharmaceutical care. The course also develops various students’ clinical skills such as communication, patient assessment, and problem solving.

Rational: The ability to identify, resolve and prevent drug therapy problems is an essential component of contemporary pharmacy practice.

Prerequisite/ Co-requisite:
-    Pharmacy Practice II (Phar 337)
-    ICBL I (Phar 343)

-    Pharmacotherapeutics III (Phar 441)
-    Pharmacotherapeutics IV (Phar 442)

Time Table:
Lab :
-    Group B3: Tuesday, 2pm - 4pm
-    Group B4: Tuesday, 4pm - 6pm
-    Group A1: Thursday, 2pm - 4pm
-    Group A2: Thursday, 4pm - 6pm             

Office Hours:            
-    Monday, 9am – 1pm
-    Thursday, 10am – 12pm

Assessment Methods:

- In-class discussions
- Performance-based assessment activities
- Attendance and participation
- Midterm Exam
- Final Exam
- Student and Portfolio Evaluation

List of References
- Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. Dipiro J, Wells B and Schwinghammer T. Eighth edition, Mc Graw Hill Medical.
- Therapeutic choices, Seventh edition, Canadian Pharmacists Association. 2014.  
- Drug information handbook: A comprehensive resource for all clinicians and healthcare professionals. Fifteenth edition. Hudson, OH: Lexi-Comp, 2012.
-  Updated Guidelines of covered diseases

Further reading:
- Pharmaceutical Care Practice: the patient centered approach to medication management. Robert J.Cipolle., Linda Strand, Peter Morley. Third edition, Mc Graw Hill Medical.
- Patient Self Care, First edition, Canadian Pharmacists Association.
- Goodman & Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12 edition, Laurence L. Brunton, Bruce A. Chabner, Björn C. Knollmann