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Trinity college Dublin Proposed Reforms to Pharmacy Studies Present Challenges

16 December 2010

Pharmacy students across Ireland are headed for a big change with the announcement of comprehensive reforms to the education system made by the Minister of Health and Children. Mary Harney launched blueprints, Friday, for a new fully integrated five-year undergraduate pharmacy curriculum. This new program would replace the current system where students complete four years of studies culminating in a one year internship in the pharmacy field. The new curriculum will better integrate academic studies with pharmaceutical practice and experience from the beginning, allowing students to get the hands-on experience they’re currently lacking. The National Pharmacy Forum will oversee the implementation of this new program across Ireland’s three schools of pharmacy at Trinity College, University College Cork and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.

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