Training of pharmacists in Zambia: Developments, curriculum structure and future perspectives

Claire May, Aubrey Chichonti Kalungia, Lungwani Tyson Muungo, Sarah Marshall, Bugewa Apampa, Derick Munkombwe

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In Zambia, local training of pharmacists commenced in 2001. Development of pharmaceutical education in Zambia has been largely influenced by the national need for pharmacists in the healthcare sector. Training institutions offer the Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.) degree programme which follows a four-year curriculum structure. The B.Pharm. programme aims to produce pharmacists with requisite competences to practise pharmaceutical care and sustain the development of pharmacy in Zambia. Seventeen years down the line, Zambia continues to advance local pharmaceutical education programmes. Over 700 pharmacists have graduated from the national training programmes in Zambia
which continue to address the pharmaceutical workforce needs. Pharmaceutical education in Zambia offers a number of career prospects in hospital, community, pharmaceutical manufacturing, medicine regulation, public health administration, and progression to advance pharmacists’ training
in Zambia give a positive outlook for the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalPharmacy Education
Volume19
Issue number1
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 24 Feb 2019

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May, C., Chichonti Kalungia, A., Tyson Muungo, L., Marshall, S., Apampa, B., & Munkombwe, D. (Accepted/In press). Training of pharmacists in Zambia: Developments, curriculum structure and future perspectives. 19(1), 1-10.
May, Claire ; Chichonti Kalungia, Aubrey ; Tyson Muungo, Lungwani ; Marshall, Sarah ; Apampa, Bugewa ; Munkombwe, Derick. / Training of pharmacists in Zambia : Developments, curriculum structure and future perspectives. 2019 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 1-10.
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