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Good Pharmacy Practice: Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy Services

Develop your knowledge and understanding of clinical pharmacy services while learning how to set up your own pharmacy clinic.

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Good Pharmacy Practice: Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy Services

Improve and measure your pharmacist services

The Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) guidelines are a set of standards laid out by the World Health Organisation to ensure pharmacists provide high-quality services to every patient.

On this three-week course from Taipei Medical University, you’ll be introduced to clinical pharmacy services (CPS), one of the key roles of pharmacists, and learn what the service entails according to the GPP guidelines.

Explore current practices of CPS

Clinical pharmacy services include a range of different offerings for patients. From pharmaceutical care to medication therapy management, you’ll cover the basics of CPS and the role that a pharmacist plays in carrying them out.

You’ll also look at the current practices of CPS, using Taipei Veterans General Hospital as a teaching model, before focusing on pharmacy services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discover the basics of how to start a clinic

Before setting up a pharmacist clinic, there are certain steps that you need to take to make sure the clinic is relevant, useful, and stays up to date.

This course will take you through each of these steps, from literature reviews and needs assessment to clinic set-up and services assessment. You’ll learn the various models for pharmacy clinics such as the drug model and the health condition model.

Learn how to evaluate clinical services

Staying on top of the latest models and pharmacy services is vital to developing and running a successful clinic.

You’ll learn about clinic assessment, including setting short- and long-term outcomes tailored to your services. As part of the assessment, you’ll also look at model literature reviews and how you can stay up-to-date with the latest successful models in pharmacy services.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Roles of a pharmacist based on GPP guideline
  • Clinical services on the reporting system
  • Case study on prescription, document patient assessment in SOAP format
  • Drug therapy evaluation
  • Patient education
  • Models-literature review
  • Building a clinic

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Recognize the clinical pharmacy services (CPS) and patient education described in GPP guidelines
  • Explore the current practices of CPS and patient education in hospital settings
  • Demonstrate how to start a clinic
  • Review models-literature
  • Evaluate clinical services

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in pharmaceutical service, especially those currently practising pharmacy.

It may also be useful if you’re studying pharmacy or related biological sciences.

Who will you learn with?

Dean and Professor, Dean, College of Pharmacy, Director, Biomedical Commercialization Center, Taipei Medical University

Who developed the course?

Taipei Medical University

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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