HKUMedUG2023-Full ebook

Role of Pharmacists Pharmacists are essentially the experts on drugs. They work as a part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide quality pharmaceutical care to patients, such as providing clinical pharmacy services, recommending appropriate drug choices and monitoring outcomes of drug therapies. Pharmacists are able to practise in a wide variety of workplaces, including community pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, pharmaceutical industries and regulatory agencies. Pharmacists can specialise in various areas of practice, from haematology/oncology, infectious diseases, drug information, critical care to paediatrics, and many more. Clinical Pharmacy With the support of Queen Mary Hospital, not only do HKU undergraduates enjoy early clinical exposure but also benefit from the inter-professional collaboration of pharmacists and clinicians through on-site education in wards and outpatient clinics. Furthermore, Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital also provides an additional training site exclusive to our HKU students. New Learning Approaches Diversified “fit-for-purpose” teaching pedagogies have been adopted to manifest the specific features of the curriculum, enhanced by the introduction of The Pharmacy Experiential Education Programme (PEEP) and the Enrichment Modules. Besides, as an area of strength in the Medical Faculty, the problem-based learning (PBL) approach in teaching is applied to encourage critical thinking and self-directed learning skills, encouraging interdisciplinary inquiry from students and fostering their lifelong learning skills. Training in Industrial Pharmacy Through gaining hands-on experience in this subspecialty, students have the opportunity to witness and spot the increasing demand of the local industry for professional pharmacy services. A wide spectrum of topics related to the practicality of industrial pharmacy is taught by the industry’s experts with extensive work experience. Patient Counselling and Communication Skills A key characteristic of the programme is to enhance students’ proficiency in providing primary healthcare services, particularly patient education. Students have various opportunities to acquire patient counselling and communication skills step-by-step while the level of mastery will gradually increase with the magnitude of complexity in a range of situations. Exposure to Chinese Medicine plus Complementary and Alternative Medicine The programme equips future pharmacists in Hong Kong with the knowledge of Chinese Medicine as well as Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM), including herbal medicines, nutraceuticals, healthcare products and cosmetics commonly used by local patients in conjunction with Western medicines. Programme Features 03 Bachelor of Pharmacy