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

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

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Abstract

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 academia. Positive transitions made to advance pharmacists’ training in Zambia give a positive outlook for the future.  

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-78
Number of pages10
JournalPharmacy Education
Volume19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2019

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Keywords

  • Clinical counselling
  • Customer service
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy services
  • Students
  • Value

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Chichonti Kalungia, A., Tyson Muungo, L., Marshall, S., May, C., Apampa, B., & Munkombwe, D. (2019). Training of pharmacists in Zambia: Developments, curriculum structure and future perspectives . Pharmacy Education, 19(1), 69-78.
Chichonti Kalungia, Aubrey ; Tyson Muungo, Lungwani ; Marshall, Sarah ; May, Claire ; Apampa, Bugewa ; Munkombwe, Derick. / Training of pharmacists in Zambia : Developments, curriculum structure and future perspectives . In: Pharmacy Education. 2019 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 69-78.
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Training of pharmacists in Zambia : Developments, curriculum structure and future perspectives . / Chichonti Kalungia, Aubrey; Tyson Muungo, Lungwani; Marshall, Sarah; May, Claire; Apampa, Bugewa; Munkombwe, Derick.

In: Pharmacy Education, Vol. 19, No. 1, 24.02.2019, p. 69-78.

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Chichonti Kalungia A, Tyson Muungo L, Marshall S, May C, Apampa B, Munkombwe D. Training of pharmacists in Zambia: Developments, curriculum structure and future perspectives . Pharmacy Education. 2019 Feb 24;19(1):69-78.