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Taipei Medical University

Essentials of Good Pharmacy Practice: The Basics

Taipei Medical University via FutureLearn


Explore how you can become a better pharmacist

This course provides pharmacists with some essential knowledge to provide better pharmaceutical services and professional abilities, related to the World Health Organisation’s Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) recommendations.

You’ll learn the basic preparation of medical products, chemotherapy drugs and ideas to improve pharmacy practice.

This course is aimed at learners with a background in pharmaceutical service and especially those practicing pharmacy. It will also be useful for those currently studying pharmacy and related biological sciences, as well as learners with an interest in pharmacy practices across the world.


  • Introduction to Good Pharmacy Practice
    • Course introduction
    • The standards of pharmacy practice: GPP
    • Introduction to hospital pharmacy
    • Institutional pharmacy practice
  • Dispensing special medication products
    • Introduction to the preparation of sterile medications
    • Environmental control on sterile product preparation
    • Cytotoxic drugs
    • Personal and patient protection of hazardous drugs
  • Risk management & national health insurance system
    • Why is risk management important?
    • Introduction to Taiwan National Health Insurance.
    • Assesment

Taught by

Chung-Hsuen Wu


4.5 rating at FutureLearn based on 42 ratings

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