New scheme aims to get pharmacy students job-ready

La Trobe University and Advantage are teaming up to equip students with more skills

Victorian pharmacy students are getting ready for on-the-job training in healthcare services under a new scheme.

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The aim of the La Trobe University and Advantage Pharmacy Group program is to make sure students are job-ready when they start their internship.

Students will gain practical experience in community pharmacies from their first year, when they’ll tackle topics such as patient counselling for OTC products and creating care plans.

By their final year, students will complete COPD screening, blood pressure checks and diabetes MedChecks.

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