CLINICAL PHARMACY IN GALLE SRI LANKA, COLLABORATION AND FRIENDSHIP


Hana Morrissey, Shukry Zawahir, Sujeewa Hettihewa, Patrick Ball

Abstract


Pharmacy undergraduate courses in Ruhuna, while is more practice focus than many of the other courses in Sri Lanka, it is still missing clinical pharmacy elements. Collaboration between academic staff from Ruhuna University and two international clinical pharmacy academics was established in 2014. The aim of this paper is to report on a clinical pharmacy training program, delivered by the international academics and supported by the Sri Lankan academics to pharmacy students in 2015-2016. After short conceptualisation lecture on each topic, there was a workshop which was structured as team case-based learning progressive case studies. Topics included mental health, pharmacokinetics, interpreting laboratory results, parenteral drug compatibility, special hospital compounding and medication review, of which all were assessed in the final examination. Student found team based learning to be engaging and enabled them to independently and critically think in a safe environment and preferable over the traditional lectures.


Keywords


Clinical Pharmacy, Medication review, Undergraduate pharmacy students, International teaching collaboration, Train the trainer

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About this article

Title

CLINICAL PHARMACY IN GALLE SRI LANKA, COLLABORATION AND FRIENDSHIP

Keywords

Clinical Pharmacy, Medication review, Undergraduate pharmacy students, International teaching collaboration, Train the trainer

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017v10s3.21354

Date

01-08-2017

Additional Links

Manuscript Submission

Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Special Issue Aug 2017 [ICPPS 2017] Page: 1-4

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Hana Morrissey
School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Shukry Zawahir
Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, NSW Australia, Faculty of Medicine, Ruhuna University, Galle, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Sujeewa Hettihewa
Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney, NSW Australia, Faculty of Medicine, Ruhuna University, Galle, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Patrick Ball
School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
United Kingdom


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