There exist strong dynamics in health care. Regular curriculum changes enable practice oriented training for future pharmacists. Since 1987, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven introduced a new educational concept with an accent on 'soft' scientific disciplines. Communication with patients was included since 1990-91. The next year pharmacotherapy and seminars on pharmacy practice started. These learning activities were born by the Division of Drug and Patient Information. More multidisciplinary scientists joined the group. During 2005 the division was renamed as 'Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmaco-economics'. Our team members are concerned with roughly 50% of the credit points during the master training (new curriculum). Transfer of knowledge must be underpinned by development of knowledge, especially as alpha- (behavioral) and gamma- (medical) sciences are concerned. Our activities cover economic, clinical and humanistic outcomes (cf. ECHO-model) of caring for patients. They are translated into teaching, research and facilitating. You are kindly invited to visit our website to learn more about the content.
Prof. Dr. Pharm. Gert Laekeman
Head of Department