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Pharmacists in Schools

Pharmacists in Schools

This innovative programme allows children aged 8-14 to be given the opportunity to be pharmacists for the day, to encourage them to consider studying science-based career options, as well as increasing their awareness of the role of the pharmacist in the community and in health promotion activities. 

The School of Pharmacy at Queen's is the first in the UK to develop an interactive programme of this type to encourage school children to engage with science.

Staff and undergraduate students from the School of Pharmacy will visit schools and give children the opportunity to prepare medicines in response to prescriptions, label the medicines and dispense them.

In this way they can learn how pharmacists use scientific and medical knowledge to make medicines and to advise patients on their safe and effective use.

Pharmacy students will be actively engaged in teaching the children about the role of the Pharmacist and in helping them to make the medicines.  They will talk to the children about their experience in studying Pharmacy at Queen's.

For further information contact: Dr Heather Anderson.