Pharmaceutical Practice and Management 2 - Practice


Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2022-2023

Course director

  • Dr. Lajos BOTZ

    Department of Pharmaceutics and University Pharmacy

Number of hours/semester

lectures: 0 hours

practices: 18 hours

seminars: 0 hours

total of: 18 hours

Subject data

  • Code of subject: OPG-U3G-T
  • 1 kredit
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Science and Pharmacy modul
  • spring

OPG-GI2-T completed , OPG-D1E-T completed , OPG-C3E-T completed

Course headcount limitations

min. 5 – max. 50


The lectures of the semester will further outline the pharmaceutical supply system, especially in community and clinical practice, and pharmaceutical care. Interactive discussions will cover essential topics regarding self-medication, patient counselling and over the counter products used in minor diseases. Main aim of these studies is to solidify pharmacy practice and related knowledge in legislation, health economics, marketing and pharmaceutical care, in order to understand pharmacoeconomics, drug allocation, pharmaceutical management, evidence based medicine, clinical pharmacy services.
The course will introduce the basic function of the health care system and pharmaceutical supply chain in respect of general legal, pharmaceutical, economical, marketing relations and specialties. Further, the fundamentals of health economics and pharmaeconomics, the concepts of pharmaceutical care and the basic tasks and services in hospital and clinical pharmacy are covered to support pharmacists; clinical knowledge. Development of legal norms, hierarchy of norms, patients rights, claim for damages and other legislative aspects of pharmacy practice are introduced in this semester. Lectures will cover basic knowledge regarding marketing and specific issues in marketing for pharmacists.
Students can access the slides of the lectures and further reading material on a designated web based interface (e.g. MS Teams and/or Neptun Meet Street).



  • 1. Pharmaceutical Care: evolution, principles.
  • 2. Pharmaceutical Care: feasibility and technique, legal framework, levels
  • 3. Pharmaceutical Care: Special populations
  • 4. Pharmaceutical Care: Asthma. Allergic rhinitis, COPD 1
  • 5. Pharmaceutical Care: Asthma. Allergic rhinitis, COPD 2
  • 6. Definition and history of marketing
  • 7. The pharmaceutical and healthcare market
  • 8. Decision Analysis
  • 9. Decision Tree
  • 10. Midterm-test
  • 11. Drug Utilization Studies
  • 12. Quality of Life
  • 13. Marketing mix and SWOT analysis
  • 14. Marketing Communication, Regulations on Drug-Advertising
  • 15. Life cycle management
  • 16. Price strategies, Distribution
  • 17. End-of-the term test
  • 18. End-of-the term test


Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department

List of study aids to acquire curriculum (books, notes, other) and all presentations can be downloaded from MS Teams and/or Neptun MeetStreet.


Recommended literature

C. Bond (ed.): Evidence-based Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Press, London, 2002.
A. J. Winfield, R. M. E. Richards (eds.): Pharmaceutical Practice, Churchill Livinstone
C. H. Knowlton, R. P. Penna (eds.): Pharmaceutical Care, ASHSP
M. Stephens (ed.): Hospital Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Press, London, 2006.
Rosemary R. Berardi, Stefanie P. Ferreri et al.: Handbook of Nonpresciption Drugs, 17th edition, American Pharmacists Association, 2012.
Walker, Roger: Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 2011.
Edzard Ernst, Simon Singh: Trick or Treatment, W. W. Norton & Company, 2008. Section IV: Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation, Section XI: Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Edzard Ernst, Simon Singh: Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial
John P. Griffin, John Posner, Geoffrey R. Barker: The Textbook of Pharmaceutical Medicine, 7th Edition, 2013.
Paul Rutter: Community Pharmacy - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment 4th Edition. Elsevier 2017

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Acceptance of term/semester:
- Regular attendance of classes (maximum 25 % of absence is accepted),
- Assignments given in class should be carried out during term-time, further OTC presentations and Evaluation of counseling skills in practice (these are criterion requirements for the course) must be completed, and
- mid-term and end-of-the term test be written/taken. Passing the tests is not obligatory for semester acceptance; however advisable as you will likely have better results and a good recommended grade for PPM2. There is a retake opportunity only for the end-of-the term test.

Mid-term exams

Mid-term tests: During the semester a mid-term test will be written. In case of unsuccessful or missed test, additional questions will be added to the end-of-the-term test. The number of additional questions may vary regarding the number of unsuccessful or missed mid-term tests. There is no re-examination opportunity for the unsuccessful or missed mid-term tests.
End-of-the-term test: On the last week of the semester, a test will be written on the whole semester's curriculum. Further additional questions are included in the end-of-the-term test, if the student has not carried out an assignment during the semester. The number of these questions may vary according to the unsuccessful or missed assignments. In case of unsuccessful or missed end-of-the term test, one re-examination opportunity is granted to make up during the last week of the semester.

Making up for missed classes

Retake opportunity is possible following personal discussion for the end-of-the term test.

Exam topics/questions

End-of-the-term test is organized in Neptun Unipoll at the regular time of lectures. The test will be on the whole semester’s curriculum. Additional questions can be included in the end-of-the-term test, if the student has not carried out an assignment during the semester or in case of unsuccessful midterm test.
The end-of-the term test grade may be accepted as an examination grade, if passed.
Assessment of the student performance is carried out according to a five-grade scale: 100-86,1% -excellent (5); 86-77,1% -good (4); 77-68,1% -satisfactory (3); 68-60,1% -pass (2); and below 60,0% -fail (1) respectively.
Final recommended grade for PPM2 is based upon the completion of the given assignments, self-care and nonprescription pharmacotherapy module, the mid-term test and the end-of-the term test. The practice part must be completed and accepted (criterion requirements) for all students, however depending on the recommended curriculum students may not receive a separate practical grade.


Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Fittler András Tamás
  • Dr. Somogyi-Végh Anna
  • Dr. Télessy István
  • Dr. Vida Róbert György
  • Dr. Zemplényi Antal Tamás