Generation Green – A holistic approach to implementation of green principles and practices in educational programmes in pharmaceutical and medical sciences at the University of Helsinki

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Solving the environmental and sustainability challenges associated with drug development, manufacturing, distribution, use, and end -of -life requires comprehensive change in the mindset of healthcare professionals on all fronts. Besides current professionals, the faculty teachers and students have a critical role in facilitating the implementation of green principles and practices in educational programs, but no change occurs unless the need and the tools are properly established and their impact understood. This article describes the evolution of green pharmacy practice in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Helsinki, following a previously published framework for change management. Furthermore, the article describes the dissemination of the principles and good practices into medical education.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100262
JournalSustainable chemistry and pharmacy
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • Change management
  • Higher education
  • Medicine
  • Sustainable pharmacy
  • 317 Pharmacy
  • 3111 Biomedicine
  • 116 Chemical sciences
  • 516 Educational sciences

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