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Science is the backbone of the pharmacy profession


GPhC standards Appendix 2 are influenced by Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications includes requirements for the initial education and training of pharmacists. The Minimum Training Requirement (MTR) includes the following: Training for pharmacists shall provide an assurance that the person concerned has acquired the following knowledge and skills: (a) adequate knowledge of medicines and the substances used in the manufacture of medicines; (b) adequate knowledge of pharmaceutical technology and the physical, chemical, biological and microbiological testing of medicinal products; (c) adequate knowledge of the metabolism and the effects of medicinal products and of the action of toxic substances, and of the use of medicinal products; (d) adequate knowledge to evaluate scientific data concerning medicines in order to be able to supply appropriate information on the basis of this knowledge; It would help the debate to know what is meant by adequate, which of the above if any need to change and what is taught that does not fit these headings.

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30 SEP 2014

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