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Integrated Pharmacy Programme Feasibility Study

Submissions closed on 11 April 2014.

The goal of an integrated pharmacy programme is to provide a graduate who is able to meet the needs of an ever changing health workforce, who is clinically competent, confident, and safe.

Background

The School of Pharmacy offers a fully-accredited four-year undergraduate degree programme. This programme provides the student with the opportunity to register as an intern pharmacist upon graduation and subsequently commence an intern training year. Registration as a pharmacist occurs after the intern training year. Pharmacy is the only professional school in the Division of Health Sciences which does not provide training and scholarship for students to enable the student to register into the profession upon graduation. In pharmacy, the final intern year provides a valuable experiential learning opportunity at (usually) a single site.

An IPP

Many countries either incorporate all experiential placements directly into their programme (eg the USA), or are starting to provide the fifth-year experiential learning as an integrated part of their programme (eg the UK). An integrated pharmacy programme would provide students with the opportunity to experience working as a pharmacist in environments that span from rural health care to a tertiary referral institution, and the wide range of activities that pharmacists perform across these settings, including primary care models, and provide more opportunities for interprofessional learning.

Report

A report of the Integrated Pharmacy Programme Project is available under the "Feasibility Study" tab to the left