Visiting Professional Programme – Paediatric Pharmaceutical Care
The Paediatric Pharmacy internship is intended to provide pharmacists with the core aspects of paediatric pharmaceutical care in order to have the knowledge and skills to practice safely. A key element of the Internship is to consider how the knowledge and skills acquired on the course can be applied back at work in the student’s own setting.
May internship: 13th May 2019 – 21st June 2019
October internship: 14th October 2019 – 22nd November 2019
Dates for 2020 will be announced shortly
The programme will cover the following areas:
- Pregnancy and the first month of life
- Drug handling and pharmacokinetics
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Respiratory disease
- Renal disease (including transplantation)
- Endocrine disorders
- Neurological and metabolic disorders
- Childhood infections
- Liver disease
- Paediatric and neonatal intensive care
- Parenteral nutrition
General learning outcomes
On completion of the programme students should be able to:
- Critique the use of medicines in the management of the most common paediatric clinical conditions.
- Assess the influence of age and weight on both drug handling and patient response in association with the product formulation and appropriate formulations available for use in children.
- Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the range of risk and clinical governance strategies which could be used to design safer care to children within different health care organisations and systems, especially as they relate to the developing world.
Clinical learning outcomes
On completion of the programme, students should be able to:
- Apply a clinical knowledge and understanding of drug efficacy, safety and drug handling to different stages of child development, to allow paediatric prescription monitoring for a range of common paediatric diseases and conditions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the medicines licensing system and the implications for the use of medicines in children.
- Identify the key aspects associated with the use of extemporaneous formulations and excipients in children.
- Critically review the common paediatric reference sources and use the information to resolve pharmaceutical problems.
- Use national and international guidance relating to neonatal, paediatric and young people’s health care and understand the implications of applying guidance to current practice.
Individual weekly timetables will be created depending on each visiting professional’s requirements.
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to visitors upon the end of their programme.