REVIEW: A literature review on the state of pharmacy education in Zambia

Authors

  • Usman Abubakar Haruna Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9135-0473
  • Oladunni Amos Abimbola Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • Musa Sulaiman Muhammad Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7602-2594
  • Knovicks Simfukwe University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2021.211.826832

Keywords:

Competencies, Curricula, State of the art, Pharmacy education, Zambia

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this paper is to provide a narrative review of pharmacy education in Zambia, in terms of: overview of the historical development of pharmacy education, the current state of pharmacy education and successes achieved, efforts made to provide pharmacists with the requisite competency and recommendations for future directions.

Method: A literature search was conducted in November 2020 on PubMed, Google scholar and Medscape databases, the search was confined to research articles published between 2002 to 2021.

Result: A total of 23 journal articles were retrieved, articles that capture reports on the state of pharmacy education in Zambia were reviewed.

Conclusion: Pharmacy education has undergone a series of modifications over the past few decades in an effort to fulfil the changing demands of society. For a pharmacy education system to thrive, it must be continually evolving and driven by the needs of society or nation at hand at all times. This involves updating the pharmacist in training with up-to-date skills required of the modern-day pharmacist and research that enables continual improvement of the education system.

Author Biographies

Usman Abubakar Haruna, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Oladunni Amos Abimbola, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Musa Sulaiman Muhammad, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Knovicks Simfukwe, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

School of Veterinary Medicine

Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Department of Global Health and Development

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2021-12-29

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Haruna, U. A., Abimbola, O. A., Muhammad, M. S. ., Simfukwe, K., & Lucero-Prisno III, D. E. (2021). REVIEW: A literature review on the state of pharmacy education in Zambia. Pharmacy Education, 21, p. 826–832. https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2021.211.826832

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