Pharmacy Clinical Clerkship I
This course consists of lectures, tutorials and on-practice sessions designed to inculcate knowledge, attitudes and skills to the student on how to become a competent pharmacist. The student is expected to spend at least two (2) weeks in a hospital pharmacy environment, at least two weeks in the ward (each discipline of medicine) and one (1) week at either central, regional or district office of the drug regulatory agency or community pharmacy.
Pharmacists are expected to be experts in all aspects of medicines right from manufacture to when the medicine is administered to the patient. For this reason, pharmacists play several technical and managerial roles in their respective areas of practice. This course is intended to prepare the student as a pharmacy manager with administrative roles in medicines management at various levels of healthcare delivery.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe the organization of a hospital and community pharmacy
2. Participate in drug supply management
3. Participate in pharmacy healthcare management activities
4. Participate in regulation and control of drugs
5. Carry out elementary identification of medicines