If you study pharmacy at university, you will typically take modules focusing on chemistry, human biology and physiology, pharmaceutics (how medicines are made) and pharmacology (how drugs interact with the body). Most pharmacy degrees combine academic research with more vocational training and professional pharmacy skills, such as learning about legal and ethical issues, and how to interact with patients. You will learn all about prescriptions, drugs, medications and clinical practice, and practice responding to different scenarios. As you study pharmacy, you may have the opportunity to specialize in a particular type of role (such as new medicine development or patient care), or in a particular field of medical care (such as infectious diseases, or care of the elderly).
Pharmacists fill patient prescriptions for drugs and explain how to use them. As consumers become more educated about health products and have more questions about the treatments physicians prescribe for them, it falls upon the pharmacist to supply the attention and advice the medical consumer desires.
In institutional settings, pharmacists are an integral part of the total healthcare team. No longer do they occupy the basement office, filling prescriptions and answering the occasional question from the physician. The expertise of the pharmacist helps to support physicians and establish policies as drug therapies become more and more complicated.
REQUIRMENT TO STUDY PHARMACY
The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Pharmacy;
Five (5) SSCE credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
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