Health sciences students learn to observe and analyze healthcare from various perspectives. RECIPE offers a two-month elective course on drugs to first- and second-year health sciences students at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. During this course, students learn about the vital role of medicines in maintaing health, preventing illness, managing chronic conditions and curing diseases. Social themes like planetary health and healthcare costs are emphasized as well.

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Curriculum design

During this two-month course, students are required to complete four practical group assignments on the following topics: pharmacokinetics, pharmacovigilance, reimbursement of medicines, and intoxications. Several of these topics are combined with small working groups, which involve activities such as debates and presentations. Throughout the course, students attend various lectures and participate in working groups that cover more substantive subjects, including the treatment of certain disorders, as well as social themes like planetary health.

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