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Institute of Technology Carlow a finalist in the Education Awards for collaboration with Lloyds Pharmacy Ireland

15/05/2018

Institute of Technology Carlow was a finalist in the recent Education Awards which took place at a black-tie ceremony in Dublin.

Institute of Technology Carlow and Lloyds Pharmacy Ireland were shortlisted for Best Business and Third Level Institution Collaboration for their joint delivery of a new and innovative course for pharmacy dispensary assistants, the first of its kind in Ireland.

The Education Awards recognise, encourage and celebrate excellence in the third level education sector on the island of Ireland from both State and privately funded institutions and was attended by hundreds of senior professionals from across the Irish third-level education sector.

The Certificate in Science for Dispensary Assistants is a 20-month course designed to equip dispensary assistants with the necessary skills to provide better quality care to patients across the country. The programme consists of a series of modules taught via lectures, seminars, online training and work placements. The taught modules include: pharmacy administration; supply chain management; over the counter medicines; communication and customer service; regulations and dispensing; and drug actions and uses.
 
At the end of the course, students have the option to progress to the Higher Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Studies and to the BSc in Pharmacy Technician Studies at Institute of Technology Carlow.

Pic Caption:  Pictured at the recent Education Awards in which Institute of Technology Carlow and Lloyds Pharmacy Ireland were shortlisted for Best Business and Third Level Institution Collaboration were: (Back left to right) - Anne Meaney, Extended Campus Coordinator, Institute of Technology Carlow; Shirley O’Neill, Head of Talent, Lloyds Pharmacy;  Marie Esmonde, Extended Campus, Institute of Technology Carlow;  Lisa Walsh, Training Specialist,  Lloyds Pharmacy;  Brian McQuaid, Head of Faculty of Engineering, Institute of Technology Carlow; Olive Grant,  student on Dispensary Assistants programme;  Linda O’Farrell,  programme lecturer, Institute of Technology Carlow.  (Front left to right) - Nicola Cantwell, programme Lecturer, Institute of Technology Carlow; Collette Crowe student on Dispensary Assistants programme


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For reference: Alma Feeley, Communications Office, Institute of Technology Carlow
E: alma.feeley@itcarlow.ie t: 059 9175098