UNAM launches Masters in Pharmacy programme

21 Jun 2016 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 21 JUN (NAMPA) – The University of Namibia (UNAM) last week launched its three-year Master of Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy) post-graduate programme.
The MPharm programme seeks to strengthen the pharmacy workforce in Namibia by systematically training registered and practicing pharmacists in the clinical field.
UNAM Public Relations Officer John Haufiku in a media statement issued on Tuesday said the programme provides for continuing professional development, which is compulsory for pharmacists in Namibia. It also provides for standardising the practice of pharmacists who may have studied outside Namibia and a stepping-stone to further study a specialisation.
The programme is offered through a part-time and work-based supported learning modality to enable participants to practice while they learn and learn while they practice.
“This means that invaluable pharmacists are not taken out of the workforce and are able to continue earning a living,” Haufiku said.
Intake for the course has been completed and classes are expected to commence in the second semester, which starts in July.