Pharmacy for Beginners
Unpack the role of the pharmacist as a healthcare provider
This three-week course from Universiti Malaya will provide an overview of pharmacy and help you gain a basic understanding of the creation, regulation, and administration of medicine.
You’ll be introduced to the exciting profession of pharmacy and the roles of the pharmacist to understand more about pharmaceutical care.
Explore the drug creation process, from discovery to drug development
Modern medicine is constantly seeking cures and treatments for diseases, illnesses, and ailments that can improve quality of life. This means that new drugs are constantly being created, tested, and developed.
On this course, you’ll examine the drug development process, from discovery to manufacturing and regulation. You’ll also learn about pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to understand how drugs work in the body.
Learn about OTC medication with regards to self-care, dosage, and administration
Administering over-the-counter (OTC) medication is a key duty fulfilled by pharmacists, which carries a great responsibility.
You’ll explore how pharmacists educate and advise patients to ensure the appropriate use of medication to treat ailments and engage in self-medication. In learning how pharmacists assist patients in self-care, you’ll understand the important role that pharmacists play in uplifting the health of their communities.
Expand your pharmaceutical knowledge with the experts from Universiti Malaya
The Universiti Malaya Pharmacy Programme aims to produce passionate pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who can address major current healthcare challenges.
With the guidance of expert educators, you’ll be equipped with a strong foundational understanding of pharmacy and its significance.
Learning on this course
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...
- Describe the various roles of pharmacists in everyday life.
- Reflect medicines' journey in the human body.
- Demonstrate drug discovery and development.
- Discuss the importance of self-care and appropriate medicine use.
- Explain safety issues surrounding common adulterated medicines used in the community.
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for aspiring pharmacy students, pharmacy undergraduates, allied-health care postgraduates and professionals, and those interested in learning more about pharmacy.
Who developed the course?
LocationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
World rankingTop 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021
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