This course aims to provide the student with an appreciation of the role of a pharmacy assistant working in a community pharmacy environment. Futhermore, the course provides an introduction to knowledge and skills to provide a high quality clinical pharmacy service, as well as enabling students to develop skills in providing pharmaceutical care to serve the nation. Constant expansion of health care programmes and increasing need for quality pharmaceutical care ensure a continuing demand of well educated pharmacy assistants in the country.
The student will spend 3 years full time studying with practical experience at several government and private hospitals. The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the health sector. A key element of the course is the hospital based practical activities (during health semester 4 & 5) which provides the opportunity for students to put theory into practice. Upon successful completion of the programme, a Diploma will be awarded by the University.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)
- PEO 1
To produce graduates who are knowledgeable, competent and capable of providing quality patient care through contemporary and forward looking training programme.
- PEO 2
To produce graduates who have effective leadership and teamwork skills to optimize patient safety and improve health outcomes.
- PEO 3
To produce graduates who are committed to the importance of lifelong learning and continuous improvement.
- PEO 4
To produce graduates who practice professionalism with ethics and social responsibility.
- PEO 5
To produce graduates who are equipped with technopreneurial skills and ability to recognize business opportunities.
Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Majors in pharmacy will be able to:
- PLO 1
Demonstrate pharmaceutical knowledge competency in providing pharmacy related services.
- PLO 2
Apply appropriate skills in delivering pharmaceutical care services.
- PLO 3
Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of social issues and appreciate strategies towards resolving related problems.
- PLO 4
Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to uphold the professional ethics in the delivery of pharmacy services to the community.
- PLO 5
Demonstrate effective leadership, teamwork and communication skills.
- PLO 6
Appreciate evidence-based practices and current approaches towards enhancing pharmacy services, research and development and technopreneurial ventures.
- PLO 7
Recognize the need for and have the ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning.
- PLO 8
Demonstrate an understanding of management, business practices and technopreneurial competencies.