Pharmacotherapy

Description

The application of medicinal drugs used to treat diseases compared to surgical therapy.

Alternative labels

therapy using pharmaceutical drugs
treatment using pharmaceutical drugs
drug therapy

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Pharmacotherapy is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Industrial pharmacist: Industrial pharmacists are involved in the research and creation of medications. They develop new medicines, perform tests, assure quality and ensure that medication complies with regulations.
Hospital pharmacist: Hospital pharmacists prepare, dispense and provide medication to patients in hospitals. They collaborate with healthcare personnel such as doctors and nurses to treat patients and also offer advice and information on medications.
Pharmacist: Pharmacists prepare, dispense, and provide prescriptions for, over the counter medication. They offer clinical information on medicines, report suspected adverse reactions, and provide personalised support to patients. Pharmacists formulate and test medications in laboratories, and store, preserve, and distribute them.
Specialist pharmacist: Specialist pharmacists provide specialist services for companies in the pharmacy industry and in hospital pharmacies.  The role of the specialist pharmacist varies throughout Europe, subject to national rules and training.
 

Optional knowledge

Pharmacotherapy is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Pharmacotherapy – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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