Visiting Professional Programme – Paediatric Pharmaceutical Care

The Paediatric Pharmacy internship is intended to provide pharmacists with the core aspects of paediatric pharmaceutical care in order to have the knowledge and skills to practice safely. A key element of the Internship is to consider how the knowledge and skills acquired on the course can be applied back at work in the student’s own setting.

Available dates

May internship: 14/5/18 – 22/6/18

October internship: 15/10/18 – 23/11/18

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Programme overview

The programme will cover the following areas:

  • Pregnancy and the first month of life
  • Childhood issues
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Respiratory Disease (asthma, croup, cough, hay fever, Cystic Fibrosis)
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Childhood Infections (respiratory, otitis media and externa, sore throat, community acquired pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections, bacterial meningitis, fungal infections, eye infections, UTIs).
  • Nutrition
  • Drug Handling and Pharmacokinetics
  • Dermatology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Liver Disease

General learning outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Critique the use of medicines in the management of the most common paediatric clinical conditions
  • Assess the influence of age and weight on both drug handling and patient response in association with the product formulation and appropriate formulations available for use in children
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the range of risk and clinical governance strategies which could be used to design safer care to children within different health care organisations and systems, especially as they relate to the developing world.

Clinical learning outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  • Apply a clinical knowledge and understanding of drug efficacy, safety and drug handling to different stages of child development, to allow paediatric prescription monitoring for a range of common paediatric diseases and conditions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the medicines licensing system and the implications for the use of medicines in children.
  • Identify the key aspects associated with the use of extemporaneous formulations and excipients in children.
  • Critically review the common paediatric reference sources and use the information to resolve pharmaceutical problems.
  • Assess children for likelihood that an adverse drug reaction has occurred and report such incidents using the formal reporting system.
  • Use UK national guidance relating to neonatal, paediatric and young people’s health care and understand the implications of these guidance to current practice.

Individual weekly timetables will be created depending on each visiting professional’s requirements.

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to visitors upon the end of their programme.

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