Sunday, November 09, 2008

Review of QU college by Canadian body complete

I don't exactly understand the reason that Qatar University wants Canadian accreditation. I suspect this is to enhance their credibility. But could it also lead to their students having an easier path to Canadian licensure than other foreign graduates? Are any other foreign universities planning to ask the CCAPP to inspect their programs?

From the Qatar Gulf Times:
Qatar University’s College of Pharmacy has completed a accreditation review conducted by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programmes, the agency for accrediting pharmacy schools in Canada.

“We are the first international programme to undergo an accreditation review by CCAPP,” College of Pharmacy dean Peter Jewesson noted, adding that the same standards and guidelines were applied to the college’s programmes as for Canadian programmes.

The accreditation process was conducted from October 19 to 22 only months after the College of Pharmacy was elevated from Pharmacy Programme following the approval of the QU Board of Regents under the chairmanship of HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. Advance documentation was provided to the agency in July of this year. ...more

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