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E-drug: 1st Asian Course in Problem-based Pharmacotherapy Teaching
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The first Asian training course on problem-based pharmacotherapy teaching
will be held from 19-28 October 2001 (inclusive) in Manila. It is being
organized jointly by the Philippine Society of Experimental and Clinical
Pharmacology and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Training in
Pharmacotherapy & Rational Drug Use at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia.

The course is designed primarily for teachers of pharmacotherapy working in
undergraduate or post-graduate settings: medical schools, pharmacy schools,
teaching hospitals etc. The course aims to provide practical instruction
in, and experience of a problem-based approach to pharmacotherapy teaching.
The course is based on the WHO "Guide to Good Prescribing" manual.

During the course participants will:
ß  experience the problem-based approach to pharmaco-therapy teaching
ß  learn to act as facilitators for small-group, problem-based learning in
               practical pharmacotherapy
ß  develop teaching/learning materials suitable for use in their own
teaching environment
ß  become familiar with modern educational strategies available for course
     development, student assessment, and course and tutor evaluation
ß  develop their own targets and objectives for introducing the
problem-based approach to pharmacotherapy teaching in their local context.

Teaching Faculty for the course will include:
ß Professor  Angeles Tan Alora, Dean, University of Santo Tomas, Manila
ß Professor Anthony Smith, WHO Collaborating Centre, Newcastle
ß Dr. Patricia McGettigan, WHO Collaborating Centre, Newcastle
ß Professor Estrella Paje-Villar, University of Santo Tomas, Manila
ß Professor Cleotilde H. How, University of the Philippines, Manila
ß Professor Benjamin Co, University of Santo Tomas, Manila
ß Professor Guillerma Manigbas, De La Salle University
ß Visiting Faculty from WHO

Course details
Date:   October 19-28, 2001
Venue:  Eugenio Lopez Conference Centre, Antipolo City (approximately 
1 hour from Manila)
Fees:   $US2,200 [dual occupancy] or
        $US2,350 [single occupancy]
        [Triple occupancy may be available at a modest reduction in cost
                             depending on demand]
The fee covers tuition and all course materials, accommodation for 10
nights, all meals, and travel from Manila. Participants must arrange their
own sponsorship. The course fee does not include other travel costs,
insurances or incidental expenses.
Language:      English
Closing date:  31 August 2001.
The number of participants will be limited to 36.

Application forms can be obtained from the secretariat:
Pharmacotherapy Course Secretariat
Discipline of Clinical Pharmacology
5th Floor, Clinical Sciences Building
Newcastle Mater Hospital
Waratah, NSW 2298
AUSTRALIA
email: mannix@mail.newcastle.edu.au
fax:    +612 4960 2088

Further information about the course can be obtained from:
Prof. Tony Smith
Discipline of Clinical Pharmacology
Level 5, Clinical Science Building
Newcastle Mater Hospital
Waratah, NSW
AUSTRALIA 2298
Phone: +61 2 4921 1856
Fax:  +612 4960 2088
Email:smith@mail.newcastle.edu.au

Dr Ruth Lopert
Research Academic
Discipline of Clinical Pharmacology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Newcastle
Fax: +61 2 4960 2088
Ph:   +61 2 4921 1294
Email:rlopert@mail.newcastle.edu.au or lopertr@hunterlink.net.au

mail:   Discipline of Clinical Pharmacology
        Level 5, New Med 2 Building
        Newcastle Mater Hospital
        Waratah, NSW  2298.
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