Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 3(1), pp. 001-006, January 2012         
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Review

Pharmacy Education in Northern Cyprus

Rümeysa Demirdamar1,*, Hale Zerrin Toklu1,2, Bülent Gümüşel1,3 

1Near East University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

2Marmara University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology, Turkey

3Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology, Turkey 

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rumeysa49@gmail.com;  Phone:  +90 532 272 66 93; Fax:  +90 392 680 20 38

Received 19 August, 2011; Accepted 24 November, 2011

Abstract

As in many developing countries, pharmacists  have a distinct role in providing rational use of medicines, and also in patient education in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Since in the primary health system many patients apply to pharmacists and consult them, providing good pharmacy practice in community pharmacies is essential in promoting rational use of medicine. Thus, it became inevitable for the Near East University (NEU) Faculty of Pharmacy  to prepare its curriculum to be competent with the changing role of the profession. Our aim was to provide an overview of the current status of pharmacy education at NEU Faculty of Pharmacy. Therefore, the current practice of pharmacy profession and the education of the school of pharmacy in NEU/ TRNC are reviewed.

 

Keywords: Pharmacy education, pharmacotherapy, rational drug use, pharmaceutical care, Cyprus.

 

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