March 22. Introduction and ADRs

March 22. Introduction and ADRs - Courses Directly Relevant...

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Drug Information SPPS 220 Philip O. Anderson, PharmD, FASHP Office hours on request Contact via WebCT Courses Directly Relevant to Drug Information Course ± Informatics ± Introduction to PubMed ± Biostatistics ± Study Design ± Coordinated with Drug Information Goals of DI Course ± Competence in using major drug information sources and databases ± scope, strengths, weaknesses ± Ability to clarify questions before answering ± Ability to collect, evaluate, summarize and present drug literature ± Know when and how to seek help on drug information questions Objectives ± Perform a thorough literature search on a topic, collate and combine results into a coherent evaluation and discussion ± Manage bibliographic data ± Find and apply evidence-based medicine resources ± Describe the pros and cons of meta-analysis ± Identify ingredients in foreign drugs ± Assess the therapeutic impact of concurrent drugs: OTC, prescription & complementary
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Objectives ± List key pieces of patient data needed and sources to answer questions on ± drugs and pregnancy ± drugs and breastfeeding ± drug overdosage ± Properly interpret and use data from imperfect sources ± case reports ± case-control studies, etc. ± Describe the pros and cons of drug industry sources Drug Information Course Themes ± Locating Information ± General drug information ± Specialty areas ± Evaluating information ± Validity ± Weight ± Presenting information ± Verbal presentation ± Scientific writing Course Structure ± 2 units ± 2-hour block, 2 days/week ± Formats ± ~30 minute lecture + 1.5 hour lab ± 1 hour lecture + questions ± Bring your laptop ± Turned off during lecture portion ± No wires across side aisles! WebCT Syllabus Materials ± Course Schedule ± Course Materials ± Lecture slides--first item in each folder ± Reading ± Required: can be used for test questions ± Optional: not on tests unless mentioned elsewhere ± In-class use ± Term Paper Materials
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Grading Pass 75%; Honors 90% ± ± ± Will cover lectures, class exercises required reading ± Group Term Paper (30%) ± Annotated bibliography 10% ± Final paper 20% ± Including confidential peer evaluation (10% of the 20%) ² Only the evaluations of you affects your grade ² Don’t be a chicken! ± ± Turn in class exercises ± Let me know ahead of time if you cannot be in class ± Get written physician excuse for medical absences March 31 (5 pm) o Submit an ADR topic for approval Single drug (preferably) or drug class Not all reactions for that drug or class Not all drugs that cause the reaction Not a teratogen Not a drug interaction o Select collaborators 3 or 4 students per paper o Send submissions using WebCT Annotated bibliography April 14 (5 pm) o Research topic thoroughly and completely Assume you were just diagnosed with the ADR
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course PHARM di taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSD.

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