Online course in Health & Psychology

Essentials of Good Pharmacy Practice: The Basics

Discover the essential elements of the Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) guidelines and how they support better pharmaceutical services

  • Duration 3 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
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Why join the course?

This course provides pharmacists with some essential knowledge to provide better pharmaceutical services and professional abilities, related to the World Health Organisation’s Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) recommendations. It includes the basic preparation of medical products, chemotherapy drugs and ideas to improve pharmacy practice.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to good pharmacy practice
  • Good pharmacy practice in hospital setting
  • Evolution of good pharmacy practice in various regions
  • Preparation of sterile medication
  • Hazardous drug handling
  • Risk management in pharmacy
  • Regulation of national health insurance related to pharmacy

Who is this accredited by?

This course is accredited by the FAPA and FAPA Foundation as credit towards your Continuing Professional Development in pharmacy.

Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations: This course is accredited by the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations as credit towards your Continuing Professional Development.

When would you like to start?

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  • Available now
    This course started 9 Sep 2019

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Investigate the regulation of the GPP
  • Describe the basics of GPP
  • Summarise the importance of the GPP
  • Compare the differences of GPP in different regions
  • Explore regulations of various national health insurances

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at learners with a background in pharmaceutical service and especially those practicing pharmacy. It will also be useful for those currently studying pharmacy and related biological sciences, as well as learners with an interest in pharmacy practices across the world.

Who will you learn with?

Chung-Hsuen Wu

Chung-Hsuen Wu

Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University, 2012-present

Shao Chiang

Shao Chiang

A Hard working guy with many accomplishments :
Deputy Director/ Department of Pharmacy/ Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center

Who developed the course?

Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

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