Therapeutic Guidelines – an essential resource for pharmacy education – February 2019

Fiji National University (FNU) is the only institution which offers a degree level qualification in pharmacy in Fiji – and one of only two universities in the region – meaning that a large proportion of pharmacists in Pacific Island countries are FNU graduates.

Through the Developing Countries Program, TGL provides institutional access to eTG complete, the digital version of Therapeutic Guidelines, for all staff and students at FNU studying nursing, medicine and pharmacy.

The pharmacy lecturers have been particularly keen to promote this resource in their teaching. They use eTG complete not just as a reference but as an integral component of the clinical therapeutics course. Case-based learning is an important part of the curriculum, with students expected to source and apply information appropriately to real-world scenarios and eTG complete often contains the information they need. The teaching staff find that this style of learning improves students’ critical thinking and helps to prepare them for practice.

For further information on institutional access to eTG complete for universities in low or middle income countries, please email [email protected].

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