Essentials of Good Pharmacy Practice: The Basics Course - Taipei Medical University


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Program Description


Discover the essential elements of the Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) guidelines and how they support better pharmaceutical services

Why join the course?

This course provides pharmacists with some essential knowledge to provide better pharmaceutical services and professional abilities, related to the World Health Organisation’s Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) recommendations. It includes the basic preparation of medical products, chemotherapy drugs and ideas to improve pharmacy practice.

Who is this accredited by?

This course is accredited by the FAPA and FAPA Foundation as credit towards your Continuing Professional Development in pharmacy.

Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations: This course is accredited by the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations as credit towards your Continuing Professional Development.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to good pharmacy practice
  • Good pharmacy practice in a hospital setting
  • Evolution of good pharmacy practice in various regions
  • Preparation of sterile medication
  • Hazardous drug handling
  • Risk management in pharmacy
  • Regulation of national health insurance related to pharmacy

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Investigate the regulation of the GPP.
  • Describe the basics of GPP.
  • Summarise the importance of the GPP.
  • Compare the differences of GPP in different regions.
  • Explore regulations of various national health insurances.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at learners with a background in pharmaceutical service and especially those practising pharmacy. It will also be useful for those currently studying pharmacy and related biological sciences, as well as learners with an interest in pharmacy practices across the world.

Who will you learn with?

Chung-Hsuen Wu

Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University, 2012-present

Shao Chiang

A Hard-working guy with many accomplishments:

Deputy Director/ Department of Pharmacy/ Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center

Who developed this course?

Taipei Medical University

Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

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Last updated Sep 2020

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