Teaching concept of the Dept. Clinical Pharmacy & Biochemistry, FU Berlin
"From healthy – to healthy"
The central idea of the teaching concept of the Dept. Clinical Pharmacy & Biochemistry at the FU Berlin is, to impart scientific based understanding and competencies to the students in the following 4 steps:
- Step 1: in processes and relations between biochemical organism and metabolic functions of the healthy body, including the analytical assessment by clinical chemistry parameters
- Step 2: in the changes of these functions and parameters in the disease status/patient
- Step 3: (on the basis of the content of the other pharmaceutical disciplines on chemical and biogenic drugs, drug products, mechanisms of action and disease) in evidence-based and guideline-conform pharmacotherapy of relevant patient groups
- Step 4: in concepts for optimising drug therapy for individual patients/patient groups.
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Our innovative Medikations-Management-Center (MMC) is implemented in various parts of the teaching courses in Biochemistry and Clinical Pharmacy aiming to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired in medication management and pharmaceutical care. In use cases, patient’s entire medication will be assessed utilising state-of-the-art databases and guidelines, will be optimised, documented in electronic/paper medication plans and relevant information professionally communicated in a ‘safe environment’.
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Biochemistry, pathobiochemistry, molecular biology and clinical chemistry
In various lectures and seminars basic knowledge of biochemistry, pathobiochemistry, molecular biology including drug metabolism, genetic polymorphism of biotransformation enzymes, transporters, targets, immunology and clinical chemistry is conveyed to students from the fifth semester.
To intensify and apply the theoretical background, practical skills shall be acquired by selected biochemical and molecular biological techniques such as DNA amplification by PCR, determination of protein binding of drugs, enzymatic immunoassays or immune chromatography and obtained results are analysed, interpreted and discussed. A special focus is laid on services of community pharmacies such as determination of blood glucose, HbA1c or plasma lipoproteins and urinalysis are studied.
Within courses in the field of Clinical Pharmacy, which is of high significance for the current profession of pharmacists as experts for the use of medicines, the students will be enabled to recognise existing and potential drug- and health-related problems for the entire medication of a patient. Also they shall be qualified to evaluate these on the basis of their pharmaceutical knowledge, to give recommendation for the optimisation of the drug therapy of the respective patient either in self-medication as well as in collaboration with the physician and to competently monitor the progress of therapy.
Pharmaceutical and medical terminology
The pharmaceutical and medical terminology is the technical language of the pharmacist as well as of the physician. Their mastery is not only the prerequisite for precise and distinctive scientific communication of the health professions among each other, but also for the technically correct procedure of the pharmacist.
Information on a Diploma or MSc thesis at our Department or the Master's program 'Pharmaceutical Sciences' of the Institute
Here you will find information on Diploma thesis in Clinical Pharmacy
Here you will find information on Master of Pharmaceutical sciences