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

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

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Laura Cuzzolin
Laura Cuzzolin
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2° semestre 1°- 5° anno dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 29, 2020.

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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 (different for age, indication, dose, route or mode of administration)



The use off-label of drugs, allowed by actual rules (for example when there is no other therapeutic option) and 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 through 4 meetings, partly as lectures and partly in an interactive manner, by dividing students in small groups and discussing some clinical cases.

Reference books
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Nessuno Per questa attività non sono necessari/disponibili libri di testo  

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance-based evaluation Date &: April 15-22-29 and May 6 2020; 17.00-19.00 Location: Pharmacology Room Course recommended for the 4th-5th year students

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