Chemistry; is it vital for undergraduate pharmacy students?
Keywords:Chemistry, Pharmacy, Learning, Pharmacists, Libya
Pharmacists learn chemistry during their undergraduate education at pharmacy colleges. Learning Chemistry is not an easy task. However, it helps pharmacists to understand many aspects about drugs. This article aimed to explore attitudes of working pharmacists about chemistry learning.
Self-administered questionnaire was distributed, in October 2021, to 40 private community pharmacies in Alkoms city, Libya. Data analysis was conducted by using Excel an SPSS.
Thirty pharmacists participated in this study. The response rate was 75%. Most participants were males. Participants admitted that chemistry helps them their daily pharmacy activities, although it was not easy to learn chemistry.
There mixed attitudes towards chemistry learning varied according work expertise and gender. Medicinal chemistry and biochemistry were the most beneficial branches of chemistry.
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