Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Access to essential medicines in developing countries  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturer
Roberto Leone
Roberto Leone
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Corsi elettivi 1° semestre dal Oct 8, 2018 al Dec 21, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Course objectives are the analysis of historical, geographical and economic factors leading to drug access imbalance in the world and its possible solutions. You will also learn about the patent protection system of drugs, their intellectual property and the problems related to drug counterfeiting


Friday 9 November 14.00-16.00
Roberto Leone (Pharmacology, University of Verona)
History of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The MSF "Access to essential medicines" Programme
Silvia Mancini (Médecins Sans Frontières, Italy)

Friday 16 November 14.00-16.00
International imbalances and policies related to innovation, patents and intellectual property
Riccardo Fiorentini (Economic Sciences, University of Verona)

Friday 23November 14.00-16.00
Access to essential medicines: problems in developed countries
Andrea Angheben (Tropical Diseases Center, Sacro Cuore Hospital, Negrar)

Friday 30 November 14.00-16.00
Support and Project: an indissoluble binomy
Ilaria Rasulo (Médecins Sans Frontières, Italy)

Friday 7 December 14.00-16.00
Medicines quality in developing countries
Anita Conforti, Roberto Leone (Pharmacology, University of Verona)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Nessuno Per questa attività non sono necessari/disponibili libri di testo 2019

Assessment methods and criteria

Attending at least 80% of lessons is mandatory. There is no further evaluation DATE & TIME: 9-16-23-30 November; 7 december 2018, HOURS 14:00 PLACE: PHARMACOLOGY CLASSROOM RECOMMENDED FOR THE ACCADEMIC YEARS: 2nd, 3rd


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