Hailed as the first program of its kind in Asia, Management and Science University’s School of Pharmacy and its Continuing and Extended Education Centre jointly launched a certificate course in social and administrative pharmacy.
MSU called on health-tech organization mClinica to serve as one of its key strategic partners at its launch. MSU’s continuing professional development content, entitled “Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) in Dispensing,” is now available via mClinica’s flagship product, SwipeRx, a platform for pharmacy professionals in Southeast Asia that boasts of over 65,000 users.
MSU joins the likes of the Philippine Pharmacy Association (PPhA) and Ikatan Apoteker Indonesia (IAI) as one of the organizations who offer CPD modules through SwipeRx, all of whom now enable practitioners to develop themselves as professionals through the convenience of a mobile application.
mClinica commemorated MSU’s forward-thinking by gifting MSU President and Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid from mClinica founder and CEO Farouk Meralli, who praised his leadership.
“It’s fitting that MSU launches its certificate course in social and administrative pharmacy with CPD content already live on SwipeRx. Online education is the wave of the future, and I must commend MSU President and Professor Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid and Associate Professor Dr Mohd Fadli Mohd Asmani for leading the way for Malaysia’s pharmacists. Digital education will lead to better pharmacy professionals,” said Meralli.
MSU President and Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid shared Meralli’s sentiments in his officiating address. According to the official statement released by the university, MSU President and Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid “lauded collaboration as the way to the university of the future. From SMEs right up to corporations, collaborations embrace diversity in perspectives, with the capacity to spur mobility beyond locality.”
Meralli was joined at the launch by Lindsay Nickel, mClinica’s Head of Partnerships and Alliances and Jasveen Bhullar, Pharmacy Community Associate in Malaysia. Nickel spoke about strengthening the pharmaceutical practice through technology, collaboration, and education.
“SwipeRx has 65,000 pharmacists who’ve embraced the platform, and we wouldn’t have even made it this far without our trusted partners, who encourage pharmacists to embrace online education as the key to their future. I must commend MSU for joining us in this journey, for you will shape the pharmaceutical practice in Malaysia through your efforts,” said Nickel to the packed audience of university representatives and industry leaders.
In nine weeks, 1,124 pharmacy professionals in Cambodia were educated about diabetes and blood glucose monitoring through SwipeRx. This represents 43% of the active SwipeRx users in Cambodia during the same time period. Among the 1,124 pharmacy professionals educated: