Description of this module

Orthopedic Material

Orthopedic Material


Objectives - With this training, the attendee should be able to:

  • Know the physiology and pathophysiology of the locomotor system;
  • Identify the main symptoms in the pharmacy, and relate them to diseases of the orthopedic system;
  • Know the material and slight orthopedic equipments available at the pharmacy;
  • Identify and advise on orthopedic products as well as on non-pharmacological measures and drugs not subject to prescription.


  • Locomotor system
  • Bones, joints and muscles
  • Traumatology and osteo-articular pathologies
  • Situations and most frequent complaints in pharmacy
  • Available orthopedic supplies
  • Nonpharmacological measures
  • Drug counseling not subject to medical prescription
  • Expositive methods (oral exposure of the contents);
  • Demonstrative methods (pictures and videos displayed);
  • Active methods (case studies discussion and constant interaction with participants to consolidate the learned ideas and contents).
  • Final evaluation of the knowledge acquired by the learner;
  • Evaluation of the trainer, the training session and the training provider.
  • This training aims to involve all health professionals: pharmacists, technicians and pharmacy assistants, nurses and assistants, managers and supervisors who exercise their activity in the field of the pharmacy.
  • This training includes material to support the learning and an attendance certificate.