“ARE SOCIAL PHARMACY COURSES NEEDED IN PHARMACY CURRICULUM IN LIBYA: FINDING FROM A CROSS SECTIONAL SURVEY WITH PHARMACY ACADEMICS”Abstract
The focus of this exploratory study was to investigate pharmacy academics’ perception of their role in the Libyan health. A cross sectional survey design was used in this study. Using a questionnaire developed following an extensive literature review, a survey cross was undertaken in Libya from June to September 2010. The respondents’ were pharmacy academics who had graduated from pharmacy faculties and were teaching at Libyan pharmacy faculties naming universities (Alfateh Tripoli and Alarab Medical Benghazi). The majority of respondents’ reported that they did not teach courses related to social pharmacyin their institutions.There was substantial willingness among academics to incorporate social pharmacy subjects to pharmacy curriculum in Libya. The results obtained from the present study revealed that social pharmacy subjects are not fully thought and given priority in the Libyan pharmacy curriculum.
Omar Saad Saleh Abrika* and Mohamed Azmi Hassali
Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Sebha University, P.O. Box 19838 Sebha, Libya
06 March, 2013
21 May, 2013
24 June, 2013
01 July, 2013