Phar­macy pro­gram launches spe­cialty de­grees

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UNI­VER­SITY stu­dents study­ing to earn a mas­ter’s de­gree in phar­macy will in fu­ture be able to choose from among four spe­cial­i­sa­tions, a health of­fi­cial has con­firmed.

The four spe­cial­i­sa­tions – in phar­ma­ceu­tics, clin­i­cal phar­ma­col­ogy, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal chem­istry and phar­ma­cog­nosy – will be of­fered be­gin­ning in 2018, said the of­fi­cial from the Depart­ment of Health Pro­fes­sional Re­sources De­vel­op­ment and Man­age­ment, who added that the spe­cial­i­sa­tions would be of­fered at the coun­try’s two in­sti­tu­tions of higher learn­ing for phar­macy, the Uni­ver­sity of Phar­macy, Yan­gon and the Uni­ver­sity of Phar­macy, Man­dalay.

Dr San San Nwe, rec­tor of the Yan­gon phar­macy school, said, “In or­der to be more skilled in their spe­cific field, we plan to di­vide into four ma­jor [fields] for mas­ter’s de­grees.”

While the clin­i­cal phar­ma­col­ogy spe­cial­i­sa­tion will take three years to com­plete, the two uni­ver­si­ties are still de­ter­min­ing course du­ra­tions for the other three spe­cial­i­sa­tions.

“It may be two or two-and-half years for the other cour­ses. But it is not con­firmed yet. We have to ne­go­ti­ate be­tween the two uni­ver­si­ties,” said Dr Sein Hla Tun, rec­tor of Man­dalay’s phar­macy school.

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