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Experimental Planning - Explained!

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Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2019-2020

Course director

Dr. Ádám FELDMANN (, assistant professor

Department of Behavioural Sciences

Subject data

Code of subject: OXF-TVT-h-T  |  1 credit  |  General Medicine |  Optional module  |  spring

Prerequisites: -

Number of hours/semester

0 lectures + 0 practices + 12 seminars = total of 12 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 1 – max. 15 person

Available as Campus course for 2 student(s). Campus-faculties: ÁOK BTK KTK


A good and reasonable experimental plan is crucial for success in field of sciences.The aim of our course is introducing the right methods and milestones of experimental planning. How to build a good experiment? Which methods should be used? What does it mean the age-matched control and recruitment criteria? These terms and methods will be explained!




  • 1. Experimental planning - introduction
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. Basics of experimental planning
  • 4. A short history of pharmacy
  • 5. Experimental planning - randomization
  • 6. General ethical viewpoints
  • 7. The principle of informed consent in modern health-care
  • 8. The ethics of patient-pharmacist relationship
  • 9. The ethics of physician-pharmacist relationship
  • 10. The conflict between business and ethics in pharmacy
  • 11. The placebo effect and its ethical concerns
  • 12. Dietary supplements, performance- and mind- enhancing drugs

Reading material

Obligatory literature


Literature developed by the Department




Recommended literature


Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Maximum of 15 % absence allowed

Mid-term exams

Exam: short and written experimental plan should be completed based on individual idea.

Making up for missed classes

Individual consultation.

Exam topics/questions



Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Feldmann Ádám