Professor L. Martini, FRPharmS, is Professor of Pharmaceutical Innovation at King’s College London where he is the UK’s first and only Industrial Pharmacist teaching practitioner providing an important link between Industry and Academia. His research interests include personalised medicine, drug delivery systems and medical device engineering. He consults for global companies and regulatory agencies in Europe and the Middle East, recently being invited to participate in European Parliament debates. Professor Martini is a PhD Pharmacist from Manchester University specialising in Drug Delivery with a MBA from the University of Liverpool, specialising in SME businesses and designated a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2008.
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Introducing accreditation for tutors and innovative teaching methods will help improve registration pass ratesSubscription
The way preregistration trainees are taught must be changed in order to improve pass rates and preparation for practice.
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The decision not to cap pharmacy student numbers could have a damaging impact on the future of the profession.
Pre-registration training difficultiesSubscription