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Stop science focus for pharmacy degrees, chief pharmacist says


I suspect Professor Scott is trying to stimulate debate and I can share his sentiments to some extent. There is a danger in dumping science completely as it would mean there was little difference between the knowledge of pharmacists and technicians. A proposal to remove chemistry because few need to synthesise medicines would also mean pharmacists would not understand how medicines are metabolised or interact. So the devil would be in the detail. It is my understanding that the EU determines the course requirements so that there is reciprocity. Perhaps if Scotland leaves the EU then Prof Scott could get his way but pharmacists there might have limited career opportunities outside the country.

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17 SEP 2014

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