Courses Catalogue

Medicines And Supply Chain Management

COURSE CODE: BPH 4206
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 5
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Pharmacy, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Pharmacy
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course consists of lectures and extensive tutorials sessions focusing on the practical aspects of pharmaceutical supply chain management including forecasting, budgeting, etc. Basic techniques for identification of medicines, supply management of pharmaceutical products in Uganda, and computer applications in pharmacy will also be covered.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

There has been a growing need for pharmacists who are specifically competent in the management of the supply chain for medicines and other healthcare products for public, private, and private-not-for-profit sectors. This course has been specifically developed to address this need by training the student in the essential aspects of the pharmaceutical supply chain management.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, the student is expected to be able to:

1.    Describe the elementary identification of medicines.

2.    Discuss the supply and management of pharmaceutical products.

3.    Carryout computer applications in pharmacy practice.