Quality use of medicines: why, what, how, and who?

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This course sets quality use of medicines (QUM) in context, provides an overview of QUM principles and their application, and explores the roles and responsibilities of various partners involved in achieving QUM. The course contains two modules.

Fundamentals of QUM

Upon completion of this module the learner will be able to:

  • define the term medicines, and briefly outline the benefits and risks of medicine use
  • demonstrate an understanding of the impact of inappropriate medicine use
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles and elements of QUM
  • list the partners involved in achieving the objectives of the National Medicines Policy (NMP)
  • briefly describe the objectives of the NMP.

Partners in QUM

Upon completion of this module the learner will be able to:

  • list the key partners named in the National Strategy for QUM
  • describe the roles and responsibilities of each of the key partners in achieving QUM
  • demonstrate an understanding of the priorities and perspective of each of the key partners.
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