Pharmacology and Pharmacovigilance

Welcome to Diverse Conversation’s ‘Pharmacology and the Use of Medicines’ module. The programme will be facilitated using a variety of methodologies including diagrams, individual activities, group discussions and skill application exercises.  To get the most out of this course, you are invited to participate as fully as possible in all activities.  

This course consists of three modules and your learning outcomes are summarised below.  Navigate through by using the pane to the right of the screen or below.

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a. The absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of medicines in the human body (pharmacokinetics) are described. Effects include but are not limited to therapeutic, undesired and adverse effects.

b. The effects of medicines on the systems and organs of the body (pharmacodynamics) are described. 

c. The therapeutic classification of medicines is described to match action with treatment objectives. Officially recognised systems of therapeutic classification are utilised.

d. Interactions and the safety of medicines are described in accordance with current regulatory requirements and available information. The regulatory requirements relating to the reporting of adverse reactions to medicines and vigilance are explained.

f. Actions to be taken in the event of a medicine recall to ensure effective communication and implementation are explained.

g. Methods to ensure effective pharmaceutical products supply and storage are described in terms of product integrity including relevant regulation, schedules, quality assurance, documentary requirements and storage