What is Pharmacy?

Pharmacy involves the preparation and dispensing of drugs. This can be done in a hospital or community setting.


  • Pharmacist
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Pharmacy Assistant

What skills do you need to work as a Pharmacist?

  • Strong scientific ability
  • Ability to learn and retain large amounts of information
  • Commitment to providing high quality care
  • Good interpersonal  and communication skills
  • Comfortable using technology

Where do Pharmacists work?

Pharmacists can work in a hospital, community or industry setting.

Typical work activities

  • Checking prescriptions
  • Providing advice on how medicines should be taken
  • Ensuring medicines are stored appropriately and securely
  • Monitoring and recording patients well-being
  • Providing advice to the general public
  • Liaising with doctors and other healthcare professionals

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