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Elective Name PHARM 02
Department Pharmacology
1. Type of work Non- clinical
2. Place of work Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo
3. Structure of the appointment Students are able to decide on the areas to be covered during the appointment after arrival in Sri Lanka
4. Timing Any time of the year – however, needs to know at least 8 weeks before
5. Minimum and maximum duration Minimum: 2week
Maximum:3 weeks
6. Eligibility criteria for the elective students • Medical undergraduates who have completed pharmacology
• Pharmacy undergraduates who have completed basic pharmacology
7. Subject area/s of elective offered • Paediatric clinical pharmacology (paediatric pharmacovigilance, rational use of medicine in children, treatment of infectious disease in children)
8. Learning outcomes • Exposure to realities of paediatric clinical pharmacology in developing countries
9. Main activities during the appointment • To participate in on-going research at that time
• To understand the difference in treating children between developed and developing countries