Social Pharmacy

  • Social Pharmacy is a field of health science which generates knowledge about drugs in actual use; it focuses on evaluation of the social consequences of an individual’s exposure to any drug and factors related to its utilization
  • TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) or CM is a style of traditional medicine built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicineacupuncturemassageexercise, and dietary therapy, but recently also influenced by modern Western medicine.
  • Salutogenesis focuses on factors that support human health and
    well-being, rather than on factors that cause disease (pathogenesis). More specifically, the “salutogenic model” is concerned with the relationship between healthstress, and coping.

In this project we develop a Joint Course for comparative study of current developments in social pharmacology as it is developed under influences from Eastern TCM and Western salutogenesis.

The course in Kladdebok is called

A collaborative initiative to strengthen this work has been taken by the School of Medical Information Engineering, Guangzhou University of Chinese  Medicine, China and MOOCAHUSET, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.

 


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Brainstorming

  • The composition and roles of different members of a patient’s healthcare team.
  • An overview of how the human body works and the key systems within it.
  • An overview of the fundamentals of chemistry: elements, bonds, molecular structures and intermolecular interaction.
  • The importance of the chemical design of medicines to their treatment of specific conditions (pharmacology).
  • The importance of the design, delivery and dosage of medicines to their effectiveness (pharmaceutics).

Case studies

  • Diabetes and how hypoglycaemics work to treat it.
  • Heart disease and how atorvastatin works to treat it.
  • Pain and how morphine works to treat it.
  • Smoking and how treatments for nicotine addiction work.
  • Depression and how antidepressants work to treat it.