Pharmacy_Pharmaceutical_Sciences

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

Definition

The science of preparing and dispensing drugs.

Career description

Pharmacists carry out the following tasks:

  • Check prescriptions to make sure there are no errors and that they’re appropriate and safe for the individual patient;
  • Provide advice on the dosage of medicines and the most appropriate form of medication, for example, tablet, injection, ointment or inhaler;
  • Participate in ward rounds to take patient drug histories;
  • Liaise with other medical staff on problems patients may experience when taking their medicines;
  • Discuss treatments with patients’ relatives, community pharmacists and GPs.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/hospital-pharmacist

Jobs directly related to the degree include:

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/pharmacy

 

Websites

http://www.pharmcouncil.co.za/

 

 

People/Organisation

South African Pharmacy Students’ Federation

National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM)

Pharmaceutical Industry Association of South Africa

 

Books

Pharmacotherapy by Joseph T. Dipiro

Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology by Richard A. Harvey

 

Bursary opportunities

City of Cape Town Bursaries, Department of Correctional Services, Department of Health EC/KZN/LP/GP/WC, Dischem Bursaries, IDB Education Trust, Netcare, Clicks Pharmacy Bursaries, Shoprite, PSSA Bursaries, PPSA Bursaries, Medirite Bursaries