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Good Pharmacy Practice: Introduction to Medication Delivery Systems

Improve your pharmacy skills with an introduction to drug delivery systems in hospitals and how to assess and evaluate them.

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Good Pharmacy Practice: Introduction to Medication Delivery Systems
  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours

Build a repertoire of tools to enhance medication delivery

On this three-week course from Taipei Medical University, you’ll explore the different types of medication distribution systems in hospitals and the principle of evaluating drug delivery systems.

Throughout the course, you’ll be taught by experienced pharmacists from Taipei Veterans General Hospital who will share their clinical experiences. Through these cases, you’ll see how Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) guidelines are being established in this hospital.

Develop your understanding of drug delivery systems in hospitals

The role of pharmacists has become more diverse over time, with many now providing clinical services. But medication distribution is still an important responsibility of pharmacists, especially in hospital pharmacies.

This course will take you through an introduction to the medication distribution systems used in hospitals, exploring how these systems have evolved. You’ll then assess each of the four systems, identifying their pros and cons in real-world settings.

Discover the importance of pharmacy informatics

Having an effective database of data, knowledge, and information is an important part of the medication-use and patient treatment process.

You’ll explore pharmacy informatics, what it is, and how to use it to improve the efficiency and safety of medication use. You’ll also look at how and when to deliver this knowledge to patients in order to educate them on their medications.

Explore the medication distribution system currently being used in Taiwan

This course will guide you through practical examples of how medication distribution is used in Taiwan. You’ll dive into the standards and requirements of drug delivery systems in hospitals, using Taipei Veterans General Hospital as a case study to show you the real-world use of these systems.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction of the medication distribution system in hospitals
  • Standards and requirements of the medication distribution system in hospitals
  • Patient Education
  • Pharmacy Informatics and Automation

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...

  • Identify the pros and cons of drug delivery system
  • Describe the evolution of medication distribution system
  • Explain the importance of pharmacy informatics
  • Explore medication distribution system in hospitals

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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  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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