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Role of pharmacy education in national development of Bangladesh: a scope for public and private sectors

Alam, Gazi Mahabubul and Al-Amin, Abul Quasem (2014) Role of pharmacy education in national development of Bangladesh: a scope for public and private sectors. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 48 (4). pp. 11-21. ISSN 0019-5464

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5530/ijper.48.4.3

Abstract

Objectives: To explore the avenues in order provide a better strategic action plan that may help the Pharmacy Education to contribute for both public and private benefits. Methods: This paper adopts a qualitative research design and uses Bangladesh as a case. Qualitative methods were used that allowed interviewees to express their views in a free and personal way, giving as much prominence as possible to their thematic associations. Analysis of secondary data and intellectual debates were used with an aim of generating a discourse. Results/ Findings: The key finding shows that within the current climate; while pharmacy education provided by the public counterpart contributes producing highly skilled group who are either engaged with international market or internationally linked local companies, the private sector meets the demand of ‘diploma diseases’. Consequently, the development of community pharmacists is ignored. Within this verdict, graduates from different fields are fulfilling the market which does not allow this sector to be institutionalized for contributing largely. Conclusion: The paper argues that Pharmacy Education can be able to contribute for both public and private benefits if a realistic pattern is ensured on its operation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bangladesh, legislation
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions:International Business School
ID Code:62506
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:15 Jun 2017 11:02
Last Modified:15 Jun 2017 11:02

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