SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol. 9-10 (2009-2010)

Challenges of Pharmacy Education in Thailand

Srisombat Nawanopparatsakul, Sindhchai Keokitichai, Somjade Wiyakarn, Chomjin Chantaraskul










Abstract


Pharmacy education enables pharmacists to deal with the safe and effective use of drugs, primary healthcare, preventative medicine, health promotion and responsible for preparing students to enter into the practice of pharmacy and to function as professionals and informed citizens in a changing health care system. Pharmacy education needs to take a lead role in strengthening pharmacy’s image and in establishing duties and responsibilities that others will immediately recognize as being in the pharmacist’s domain. There are evolution of pharmacy profession and pharmacy education that have the important role on the future of pharmacy education and there are many factors affecting pharmacy education in Thailand, the important point to develop pharmacy education is the quality of education and service .In the future, faculty of pharmacy must develop both academic and professional organizational to prepare the pharmacists to the health care system and develop good health care system.

Key Words: Pharmacy education, Quality, pharmacist, health care system

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