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Should lansoprazole be prescribed in preference to other available drugs for the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease?

Should lansoprazole be prescribed in preference to other available drugs for the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease?

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use as many references as you want; preferably journals + clinical trials

For comparing lansoprazole with alternative drugs:
If there are many types of drug for a condition then it would be reasonable to compare 1 class of drug against another class. If there are very few treatments for a

disease then it may only be a comparison between two individual drugs or it may be a comparison between your drug and an entirely different type of treatment. It is up

to the student what sort of comparison to make – any reasonable selection of treatments to compare is fine.
What is important in the exercise is to find (and ascertain the quality of) a range of scientific information concerning your drug and an alternative treatment – you

may choose what exactly to compare.
You must then use the information you find to produce a reasoned scientific argument as to whether your drug is better or worse. You have to express a viewpoint and

argue the case (using sound, scientific evidence). The exercise is based on finding and using scientific information; the specific drugs you choose to compare is


6000PDPHAR Coursework 2: Essay – Literature Review

The coursework for this module will help to develop your skills in finding and critically analysing information that you find in the literature or using on-line

resources, this will provide a sound basis for the independent research that you will do as part of your final year project. The second piece of coursework for this

module requires you to find and analyse the information relating to the clinical use of your given drug (this is the same drug that you used for coursework 1).
You should write an essay entitled:
“Should lansoprazole be prescribed in preference to other available drugs for the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease?
To conduct this review students are expected to use high quality resources for their research. Assessing quality of resources is covered as part of the report on “E-

resources – use and assessment” and students should refer to the information gained through the related workshops when ascertaining which resources to use for this

exercise. Each student will be allocated an individual drug which they investigate for both coursework exercises. Some drugs may be well-established treatments whereas

others may be new to the market. Students are expected to research the use and properties of their given drug and make an assessment of how useful the drug is in

comparison to other drugs available for treating the same condition. Where a drug is used to treat more than one condition, the student may select any one of the known

therapeutic uses.
The literature review essay is divided into five sections with marks allocated as follows
1. [30%] Discuss the clinical use and mode of action of the drug and provide a comparison to alternative drugs used for the same therapeutic indication*. Students

should find information on the therapeutic application of their drug and how it works to treat the condition. The mode of action and efficacy of the drug should be

compared to other drugs used to treat the same condition.

2. [30%] Discuss the side-effect profile of the drug and provide a comparison with the side effect profile of other drugs used to treat the same condition*. In

particular note if there are specific contra-indications for use of the drug (e.g. for the elderly, for children or those with impaired renal or hepatic function etc).

3. [10%] Discuss pertinent formulation issues for the drug. For example, is it known to be stable or unstable, does it have specific storage requirements? Are

there different formulations available? Is the drug usually prescribed in a simple and convenient dosage form for the patient?

4. [20%] Use the information obtained for sections 1 – 4 above to provide a reasoned argument as to whether [your drug] should be given in preference to other

drugs on the market for treating the same condition*. This should summarise the key points from the previous sections and be written in good scientific English.

5. [10%] Marks will be awarded for ensuring good quality reference sources have been used to obtain the information for this essay and for recording all

references correctly (i.e. according to the guidelines given in the E-resources use and assessment workshop. You should use the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

format for citing references)

*If information on other drugs for treating the same condition is not available, the essay should discuss these points in general terms e.g. what is the societal need

for such a drug? Does the drug have a good or poor side-effect profile in general terms? Please ask for help if you are unsure.

The word limit for the essay is 1500 words (excluding references). You must state the word count (excluding references). 20 marks will be deducted for essays that

exceed the word limit.

This essay contributes 20% of the total mark for this module.

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