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A training programme for pharmacist's assistants

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dc.contributor.advisor Breytenbach JC, Prof en
dc.contributor.advisor Summers RS, Prof en
dc.contributor.author Hattingh HL en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T07:16:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T07:16:38Z
dc.date.created 1993 en
dc.date.submitted 1993 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/10172
dc.description.abstract The deficit in pharmacist manpower, the geographical maldistribution of pharmacists, the need for cost containment and the re-evaluation of the clinical role of the pharmacist all emphasise the need for properly trained pharmacy support personnel. Efficient and well trained pharmacist's assistants may therefore enable pharmaceutical services in South Africa to improve. <br><br> The current training programme and examination of assistants by the South African Pharmacy Council appears to be unsatisfactory as the pass rate of the trainees is extremely low. Proper, relevant training programmes for trainee pharmacist's assistants may improve the current situation. <br><br> It is necessary that trainees should have a basic knowledge of physiology before they can be taught any pharmacology. However, as biology as school subject is not needed for registration as a trainee pharmacist's assistant, trainees seem to lack a basic knowledge in biological sciences. A training programme in basic physiology, that can be used to assist trainer pharmacists to teach trainees basic physiological principles, is therefore indispensable. <br><br> A training programme in basic physiology was thus designed. This training programme, called the INDUCTION IIA PHYSIOLOGY programme, is an interactive audio-visual programme and consists of the following: (1) a 48 minute video and audio tape of 14 parts each; (2) a trainer pharmacist's manual;(3) a trainee pharmacist's assistant's workbook; and (4) pre-programme and post-programme-tests. <br><br> The training programme was implemented and evaluated on two groups of trainee pharmacist's assistants. The analyzed results of these studies showed that the training materials and methods used in the designed training programme are effective. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Medical sciences: Pharmacology and therapeutics en
dc.subject Training and education en
dc.title A training programme for pharmacist's assistants en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree M Pharm en


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