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Posted On: 24 June 2013 02:39 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

QU College of Pharmacy Accredited

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The College of Pharmacy (CPH) at Qatar University received accreditation status of its Continuing Professional Pharmacy Development (CPPD) programme from the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH). This success came following the Qatar Council’s selection of the Program for review and a visit of its accreditation team to the College on May 21. The CPPD programme provides continuing professional development workshops to practicing pharmacists in Qatar, and monitors their knowledge and skills before and after each session. As a result of this accreditation, pharmacists can claim their QU CPPD continuing education sessions towards their mandatory Supreme Council for Health continuing education hours that are tied to their re-licensure to work in Qatar. In 2011, three years after the Programme’s inception, the College adopted international competencies under the Canada-based National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA), which have also been endorsed by the SCH’s Medical Licensure Department and Pharmacy and Drug Regulation Department, as well as Hamad Medical Corporation Pharmacy Practice Committee and Qatar Petroleum Medical Services. CPH Acting Dean Dr Sherief Khalifa commented: “This is an important milestone for the College and a critical endorsement of the program that provides such a wealth of training and professional development to Qatar’s pharmacists and health practitioners as part of our contribution towards Qatar National Vision 2030, National Development Strategy and the National Health Strategy. The College of Pharmacy is now the first and only accredited professional pharmacy development provider in Qatar. We expect this to have significant positive impact on patient outcomes, the pharmacy profession and the society as a whole”. Source:Qatar Chronicle