Pharmacology

2019-2020

Course Objective

Competences covered according to the General Educational Framework
Dentistry 2008: I a, b, f (5), III i (5), VI a, b, e, h (5)
The student
• Selects and prescribes medication to provide oral healthcare
• Uses – if appropriate – local anesthesia and takes into account the
intended effect and possible side-effects

This means the student has
• an understanding of the indications, side-effects, interactions and
contra-indications of analgesics, in particular with respect to complex
oral care.
• an understanding of the indications, side-effects, interactions and
contra-indications of antibiotics in particular with respect to complex
oral care.
• an understanding of the indications, side-effects, interactions and
contra-indications of drugs acting in the nervous system, in particular
with respect to complex oral care.
• an understanding of the indications, side effects, interactions and
contra/indications of drugs commonly used in medical emergencies in the
dental practice.
• an understanding of interference of drugs with wound healing and bone
development, e.g. drugs used in osteoporosis, immunosuppressants and
anticancer drugs.
• an understanding of interference of drugs influencing blood
coagulation with invasive dental procedures, in particular with respect
to complex oral care.
• an understanding of drug safety issues, including the occurrence and
the mechanism of oral side effects of drugs, effects of multiple drug
use and pharmacovigilance.

The student will be able to select the appropriate drugs for their
dental patients in an evidence-based manner and will be able to write
prescriptions and communicate about these prescriptions with their
patients, general physicians, pharmacists and medical specialists.

Course Content

Pharmacotherapy is a science focusing on evidence-based prescribing of
drugs. Dentists have full authority to prescribe drugs, although they
will only prescribe certain groups of medication on a daily basis.
Certain groups of medication used by dental patients, will not be
prescribed by dental practitioners, but might well have an impact on the
oral health of the patients or on the dental procedures. This course
covers the important topics of analgesics, antibiotics, drugs
influencing blood coagulation, drugs affecting bone metabolism, drugs
used in medical emergencies in the dental practice and drugs acting in
the nervous system with a specific emphasis on their interactions in
Complex Oral Care. The course will be given via case studies.

The course Pharmacology will be offered to both 2nd and 3rd year
students in the 2019-2020 academic year. 2nd year students will earn an
extra EC (3 EC in total) by doing an extra assignment or following one
or more extra classes. The exact content of this extra workload will be
decided upon before the start of the course.

Teaching Methods

Self-study; seminars; assignment

Method of Assessment

Learning assessment
• Overall assessment of seminar assignments (grade: good / pass / fail)
• Written exam (grade: 1-10)
Grading
A prerequisite for grade registration (grade 0-10) is successful
completion of the seminar assignments. In case of a fail for the seminar
assignment(s), and a pass for the final exam, a 5.0 will be registered
and students will need to redo the relevant seminar assignment(s).

Literature

• M.J. Neal, Medical Pharmacology at a Glance. 7th Edition. 2012. Capita
selecta.
• Reader with selected research papers and case studies.

General Information

Course Code T_PHARMAG2
Credits 3 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Dentistry
Course Coordinator dr. P. Wetselaar
Examiner dr. P. Wetselaar
Teaching Staff dr. D.E. van Diermen MD
drs. J.M. Duininck
prof. dr. F.R. Rozema
drs. Y. Aziz

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture, Other