91045 - Pharmaceutical Care

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Docente: Lucia Carboni
  • Credits: 3
  • SSD: BIO/14
  • Language: English
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Rimini
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Pharmacy (cod. 5987)

    Also valid for Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Pharmacy (cod. 9078)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module the student: - is capable to manage pharmacological therapies in chronic patients; - is capable to monitor the therapeutic adherence and to provide recommendations on the taking of drugs, their interactions and interactions between drugs and foods; - knows how to put the patient at the center of pharmacotherapeutic interventions in order to achieve better therapeutic adherence.

Course contents

Definitions of pharmaceutical care; prevention, detection and resolution of medication-related problems; patient-centred care approach; patient counselling; pharmaceutical care and treatment adherence; integrated care: interprofessional communication in pharmaceutical care. Medication review. Drug-drug interactions; drug-food interactions; drug-herbal drugs interactions. Documenting pharmaceutical care; outcomes of pharmaceutical care. Pharmaceutical care, health promotion, and disease prevention. Pharmaceutical care and dispensing medicines; OTC medication and pharmaceutical care. Gender and health; support for complex conditions and for vulnerable people. Pharmaceutical care in the aged. Pharmaceutical care in paediatrics. Pharmaceutical care in pulmonary diseases. Pharmaceutical care in type-2 diabetes. pharmaceutical care and cardiovascular diseases/anticoagulation therapy. Pharmaceutical care in viral diseases. Pharmaceutical care for cancer outpatients.


The Pharmacist Guide to Implementing Pharmaceutical Care F. Alves da Costa, J. W. F. van Mil, A. Alvarez-Risco Springer

Pharmaceutical Care Practice R. J. Cipolle, L. Strand, P. Morley Mc Graw Hill

Teaching methods

The course is delivered by oral teaching (24 hours).

Assessment methods

Students are evaluated in an oral examination on Pharmaceutical care programme.

Teaching tools

Teaching tools are available on Virtuale web site.

Office hours

See the website of Lucia Carboni


Good health and well-being Gender equality

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.