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

Off-label use of medicines in clinical practice  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturer
Laura Cuzzolin
Laura Cuzzolin
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Corsi elettivi 2° semestre dal Feb 20, 2017 al May 26, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Corsi elettivi 2° semestre

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Learning outcomes

Education aims

The main objective of this course is to give information about the use of medicines outside the terms indicated in the product license



This Course aims to give an overview on problems related to the use of off-label drugs, prescribed outside the terms indicated in the product license as regards indication, dosage, route of administration. This kind of use of medicines, allowed for example when there is no other therapeutic option under the direct responsability of the clinician, is a common practice regarding in particular pediatric population (the most of medicines administered to children are authorized to the use only in the adult, due to the lack of clinical studies), but also adult patients in some settings of medicine such as oncology, neurology and psychiatry, obstetrics and pain management. The topics will be carried out partly as lectures and partly in an interactive manner, by dividing students in small groups and discussing some clinical cases.

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance-based evaluation.

Date & time: 5-12-19-26 April 2017; 17.30-19.30

Location: Pharmacology room

Course specifically dedicated to 4th-5th year students.


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