2023-2024 / PHAR1001-1

Critical patient Pharmacology


20h Th, 4h Vis.

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)2 crédits 
 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (new programme)3 crédits 
 University certificate in perfusion and applied techniques3 crédits 


Bernard Lambermont, Marc Senard



Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Principles of general pharmacology
Pharmacology of general anaesthetics
Pharmacology of antibiotics in ICU patients
Renal replacement therapy and drug pharmacology in ICU patients
Drug interaction and incompatibility in ICU patients
Iatrogenic effects of drugs and its prevention in ICU patients

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

  • Understand the determinants of plasma drug concentration in the context of intravenous bolus and conitnuous iv injection
  • Understand the principle of context sensitive half life
  • Have a basic knowledge of the properties of the most commonly used anaesthetics in intensive care medicine and emergency medicine
  • Understand the impact of renal replacment therapy on drug pharmakinetics in ICU patients
  • Understand the modalities of antibiotic delivery in ICU patients
  • Understand the physical and chemical incompatibilites and the interactions bteween the drugs used in ICU patients
  • Know the current distribution of the iatrpogenic events induced by the drugs used in ICU patients and methods to prevent them 

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Ex Cathedra

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)


Recommended or required readings

Any session :

- In-person

written exam

- Remote

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

-written exam
Open questions with short answers
Multiple choice questions

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Association of one or more MOOCs