Coursera offers an online course in Introduction to Pharmacy by the Ohio State University.
This course is a survey of the profession of pharmacy including its history, evolving scope of practice, ethical foundations, regulation, educational and career opportunities, and more. We will also explore topics relating to medication use and drug development.
Introduction to Pharmacy
Workload: 2-5 hours / week.
Taught in English
Subtitles available in: English
About the Course:
Man has always used external materials to help prevent, cure, or alleviate the symptoms of disease. In fact, Gregory Higby of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy has written that, "...the very concept of influencing bodily functions via an outside force must be considered one of humanity's greatest advances."
Since its independent origins in ancient Arabic civilizations, pharmacy has evolved from a craft dedicated to the compounding of drugs to a profession focusing on helping patients get the best outcomes from medication therapies.
Classes will commence from 23rd January 2014.
How to apply:
Apply online (https://www.coursera.org/course/intropharma).