Published on:Nov, 2015
    Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine, 2015; 1(1):6-11
    Review Article | doi:10.5530/jppcm.2015.1.3

    Importance of Incorporating Social Pharmacy Education in Yemeni Pharmacy Schools Curriculum

    Authors and affiliation (s):

    Mohammed Alshakka1*, Adel Aldubhani2, Huda Basaleem3, Mohamed Azmi Hassali4, Mohamed Izham Mohhamed Ibrahim5
    1Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Aden University, Yemen
    2Ministry of Health and Population, Sana'a, Yemen
    3Associate Professor, Head, Dept. Community Medicine and Public Health, Director, Aden Cancer Registry and
    Research Center Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Aden University, Yemen
    4Professor and Deputy Dean (Student Affairs & Networking), Discipline of Social and Administrative
    Pharmacy,School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia,
    5Professor of Social & Administrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar


    Social and behavioral science has been acknowledged to offer a remarkable contribution in pharmacist training. The main aim of this article is to highlight the importance of incorporating social pharmacy education in Yemeni pharmacy school curriculum.  The article discusses the concept of social pharmacy, contribution of social pharmacy to pharmacy practice, pharmacy education in Yemen and the need of social pharmacy in Yemen with the Faculty of Pharmacy, Aden University as an example. In conclusion, the act of incorporating social pharmacy will add more advantages to the existing pharmacy education in Yemen. Therefore, there is a strong urge to train future pharmacists in the multiple aspects of social pharmacy.

    Key words: Social pharmacy, Education, Curriculum, Yemen.



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