Deirbhle Joyce awarded Institute of Biology of Ireland medal
Deirdhle Joyce a Junior Freshman in the School of Pharmacy was awarded the of medal of excellence by the Institute of Biology of Ireland for achieving the highest marks in 2011 Leaving Certificate Biology exam. The ceremony took place during the 2012 Annual Conference of Irish Science Teachers Association in Trinity College Dublin, on 20.04.2012.
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is grateful to have received sponsorship from McLernon’s Computers Ltd. to the value of 280,000 Euros. The sponsorship has provided for 12 networked high-specification PCs including MPS dispensary management system software, an EPOS till system and 5 year's of both hardware and software support. The MPS Pharmacy Dispensing Systems will be used for Pharmaceutics extemporaneous compounding and dispensing and Practice of Pharmacy practical classes for Pharmacy students in all years of the degree programme. This vital addition to the School’s teaching resources will also facilitate delivery of practical training at postgraduate level.
This sponsorship comes at a crucial time for the School as the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland launches the National Forum for Pharmacy Education and Accreditation to oversee the development and ongoing delivery of the new integrated programme of pharmacy education.
The McLernon’s sponsorship is a welcome addition to the recently received funding and sponsorship that enabled the School to establish the ‘Boots Practice of Pharmacy Unit’ - a dedicated Practice of Pharmacy Teaching and Development facility. Both of these state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and associated equipment will ensure that Trinity College Dublin remains at the forefront in the delivery of Pharmacy education in Ireland.
The Head of the School commented that "The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Trinity College Dublin is delighted with McLernons donation of the MPS systems. The systems are indispensable for state-of-the-art teaching of pharmacy students in our school and enrich their educational experience. The School is truly grateful to McLernons for this generous donation and the continuing support of our programme."