The course provides students with competencies and knowledge for the provision of quality pharmaceutical care in a community pharmacy setting aiming at improving use of medicines and therapeutic outcomes. The course covers differentiation between minor and major ailments and responding to minor ailments with over-the-counter products. It also provides concepts of patient assessment and counseling, in community pharmacy and in outpatient care settings and introduces students to pharmaceutical care services for chronic-diseased outpatients and to psychosocial aspects in patient care. In addition, the course provides the students with competencies to promote the public health role of pharmacist including health promotion and disease prevention activities.
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