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[e-drug] accreditation of pharmacy diploma course in the Maldives (2)

E-DRUG: accreditation of pharmacy diploma course in the Maldives (2)

Dear Lisha,

I have passed your request to academics in the Victorian College of Pharmacy.

But I am wondering why you wish to lead to accreditation for courses 
in Australia, NZ,  etc.  I would think that you have designed a 
course that is relevant to your Maldives situation and which could be 
very relevant for other small island nations.  It is our experience 
that courses in Australia and NZ are not so relevant for developing 
countries.  Is there not a risk that providing students with 
accreditation to to study in Australia, NZ,  etc could lead to less 
relevant courses as well as a possible brain drain?

Congratulations on developing a suitable curriculum for the Maldives!

best wishes


Beverley Snell
Centre for International Health
Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research & Public Health
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