Rational Medicine Use & Pharmacovigilance

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Rational Medicine Use & Pharmacovigilance

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3rd March 2020

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KSH. 29,800

Target Group

Pharmacy practitioners, Clinical practitioners (Medical Officers and clinical officers), members of medicines and therapeutics and formulary committees.


Course Objectives

By the end of this course, each participant should be able to:

Explain the conceptual basis of rational medicine use

Identify medicine use problems and interventions for promoting rational medicine use

Explore best practices for promoting rational prescribing, dispensing and use by the community and the patient.

Formulate a Medicines and Therapeutic Committee.

Understand the professional ethical standards in RDU.

Understand pharmacovigilance


Course Content

Conceptual basis of RDU: Essential Medicines & Policy

Identifying medicines use problems

Strategies for promoting rational medicine use -Rational use of antibiotics

Promoting appropriate prescribing and dispensing

Patient use and community education

Professional Ethics in RDU- Handling sales and medical representatives