Research Article | Volume: 6, Issue: 2, February, 2016

An Empirical Study towards Status of Pharmaceutical Care Education in Asian and African Schools of Pharmacy

Nehad J. Ahmed Ramadan I. Al-Shdefat Mohammad R Ain   

Open Access   

Published:  Feb 27, 2016

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2016.60224
Abstract

Pharmacy profession changes dramatically in all over the world during the previous decades of years. To provide pharmaceutical care, pharmacists should have the knowledge of clinical pharmacy and good communication skills. This study aims to look into the status of pharmaceutical care education in Asian and African universities.

Methodology: A questionnaire was designed to collect information from the pharmacy colleges in Asia and Africa regards the status of pharmaceutical care education. The questionnaire was a mail-delivered to many universities in Asia and Africa. We used Wikipedia for searching for pharmacy colleges.

Results: The survey elucidates that all the universities participated in the survey provide pharmaceutical care courses and in 95.94 % of these universities the course is considered as a required course. The main resources and references used in preparing pharmaceutical care lectures were Textbooks (100 % either alone or with other resources) followed by internet (81.81 %).

Conclusion: There are favorable attitudes for universities included in the survey toward pharmaceutical care education. The curriculum of pharmacy should include theoretical and practical part to provide the required knowledge and skills.


Keyword:     UniversitiesCurriculum Education Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Care.


Citation:

Nehad J Ahmed, Ramadan I Al-Shdefat, Mohammad R Ain. An Empirical Study Towards Status of Pharmaceutical Care Education in Asian and African Schools of Pharmacy. J App Pharm Sci, 2016; 6 (02): 153-156.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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