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Education sessions for pharmacy students on pharmacovigilance: A preliminary study
, M. Izham Mohamed, P. Mishra, P.R. Shankar, K. Alam
Published in
2010
Volume: 4
   
Issue: 3
Pages: 2427 - 2432
Abstract
Introduction: In Nepal, there are no mandatory clinical trials for new products. Drugs are approved based on the data from developed countries. Manipal Teaching Hospital is one of the pioneers in establishing the Pharmacovigilance program in Nepal. For the past three years, the students of Pokhara University visit the Pharmacovigilance center, Drug information center and the Hospital Pharmacy of MTH for a 15 days training program. In the year 2007, the students were also trained in pharmacovigilance. Objectives: To study the demographical details of the students who participated in the pharmacovigilance training and to obtain student feedback regarding the sessions. Methodology: The session module was activity based and emphasized the following four areas: sketching out the current National Pharmacovigilance programme, designing an adverse drug reaction reporting form, carrying out the causality assessment and severity assessment. The feedback of the students on the training module was evaluated using the specially designed feedback form. Results: Altogether, thirty students [males 18 (60%) and females 12 (40%)] were present and all of them participated in the study. The Mean ± SD overall feedback score was 81.5 ± 4.4 (maximum possible score was 100). In general, male students had a higher score (82.29 ± 4.88) than females (80.33 ± 3.75). Conclusion: Overall, the students liked the session and were interested in having similar sessions in the future. This module can be taken as a model for other researchers who would like to carry out educational sessions in pharmacovigilance for pharmacy students.
About the journal
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
ISSN0973709X
Open AccessNo