QU-CPH STUDENTS WIN AT THE 9TH ANNUAL SKILLS COMPETITION

Six pharmacy students from Qatar University College of Pharmacy (QU-CPH) participated in the 9th annual Skills Competition recently held by the College of the North Atlantic � Qatar (CNA-Q).

CPH 4th-year Pharmacy students Huda Barhoosh, Saba Ali, Sawsan Al Mukdad and Nancy Zaghloul competed in the Health Sciences category against their peers to test the technical skills they are learning through their studies. They teamed up with a pharmacy technician student from CNA-Q and a high school student from DeBakey High School for Health Professions � Qatar to work through a practical case scenario in an outpatient infusion clinic setting. Huda Barhoosh was adjudged the top performing pharmacy student, Sawsan Al Mukdad was in the top performing team, Saba Ali in the second best team, and Nancy Zaghloul in the third best performing team.

Commenting on the students' achievement, CPH Dean Dr. Mohammad Diab said: We are proud of our students' achievement. The participation of our students in this kind of competitions aligns with QU's vision to shape a generation of professionals and leaders, and contributes to improving the skills of the students while ensuring their marketability in an increasingly competitive working environment.

CPH Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Practice Dr. Yaw Owusu said: The clinical skills competition was a great opportunity for our BSc Pharmacy students to practice and showcase the skills and knowledge they gained through the years of pharmacy education. The students utilized their leadership, clinical, teamwork and communication skills to work collaboratively with students of other health disciplines through a practical case scenario in an outpatient infusion clinic setting. I am proud that our students excelled in the competition and demonstrated evidence of achieving our program learning outcomes. The feedback from the students who participated in the competition has been very positive.

Huda Barhoosh said: The CNA-Q Skills Competition was a great experience. I had a lot of fun with the members of my team, and I got the opportunity to showcase the skills that we are taught in the college.

The Skills Competition is the largest co-curricular event of the academic year, sponsored by Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO). The Skills Competition offers 50 different competitions in engineering technology, information technology, health sciences, business studies and academics, simulating a variety of real-world tasks that students will perform in the workplace once they graduate. This year's edition engaged more than 550 college students.

Source: Qatar University