oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - The LENGth and breadth of academia : cum laude

Volume 77, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Participants in the workshop made several comments, most of which I thought were quite pertinent and probably applicable to all pharmacy programmes in the country. One such comment was that academics like to introduce topics which are of personal interest to them but which may not necessarily add value in terms of imparting knowledge crucial to better pharmaceutical practice. A case was mentioned of a neighbouring medical school, which upon review of their curriculum, discovered that content equivalent to eighteen months of teaching time could be eliminated without compromising the standards and aims of the qualification. On the other hand, a recent graduate who is currently doing his internship in industry, felt that he would have been better prepared for his current duties had he received more training in regulatory pharmacy. Regulatory pharmacy is a specialised area that does not fit into a specific discipline.

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