AstraZeneca launches iPHARMACY to upskill pharmacists across India
The programme will focus on inventory management, good pharmacy practices, customisation of pharmacies for patient of future and management of pharmacy during COVID
AstraZeneca India launched its upskilling programme for pharmacists, iPHARMACY, yesterday. In the first phase of this programme, the company has partnered with Neethi, a Kerala state cooperative consumers federation limited company, to run this programme in Kerala. As a next step, it is planning to collaborate with large pharma retail chains from across India to expand this programme to other parts of the country, a statement from AstraZeneca has notified.
The programme will focus on inventory management, good pharmacy practices, customisation of pharmacies for patient of future and management of pharmacy during COVID. The content and modules for this programme are created by the team of experts from AstraZeneca and their partners, which will equip the pharmacists across India to provide standardised and quality counselling, and support to the people, said the statement.
It further mentioned that AstraZeneca India has chosen Moodle as the learning platform to run this course. The entirety of the course module will take place digitally. The pre-requisite for every participant would be to register themselves, and subsequently a unique credential would be created for every individual to run the course. This e-learning mobile-compatible programme has four modules which can be completed at ones’ own pace. The programme will remain active till the end of this year for the pharmacists from Neethi. The course can be completed within this time period, further to which each student will be awarded a completion certificate by European body of CME/CPD Academy. The total number of participants from Neethi at this phase would be around 200.