TOP 10 SCHOOLS OF PHARMACY IN NIGERIA.
Are you aspiring to be a Pharmacist? One that can match international standards and have the capacity to carry out global best practice?
As you may be aware by now, being a pharmacist is more than dispensing a doctor’s prescription. Pharmacy practice has moved far far beyond that era.
Today, Pharmacists must be versatile and well equipped in the knowledge of drugs, BasicMedical practice, pharmaceutical care, health policies and good pharmacy/Business management practices.
A pharmacist must have sufficient knowledge on safe drug use, side effects, adverse effects, contraindications, etc and must also be able to supply relevant information concerning drugs to patients and health proffesionals.
Pharmaceutical care in pharmacy practice cannot be overlooked, it is a patient-oriented pharmacy practice that involves the pharmacist working in concert with the patient/client to provide safe, quality and economic treatment regimen for the patient in which the patient is involved in all the treatment processes and mutually designs a treatment plan with the pharmacist. The pharmacist must do everything within their capacity to provide all drugs, medical supplies and relevant information to the patient and also be able to change, modify, review the treatment plan if necessary in concert with the patient and other health proffesionals.
Communication skills are a must for any 21st century pharmacist as they to bring the best out of the patient-pharmacist relationship and are important for sucessful business deals. Good Pharmacy/Business management Practices must also be part of the packages of an ideal pharmacist.
Pharmacists must also be able to diagnose ailments correctly with proper clerking and the use of basic medical laboratory equipments( also the ability to intepret test results) which will aid in profering correct treatment plans to patients. Information concerning correct dosing, time and frequency of drug administratio, etc and must be at the pharmacist’s beck and call.
Finally, pharmacists must not only be credible in knowledge but also in character that is morally and ethically accepatable. These and many more are qualities and attributes a Pharmacist must posess. As a result, after careful consideration, here are the top 10 schools in no particular order to obtain these qualities of a pharmacist in Nigeria:
4. ABU, Zaria
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