All Together Better Health and Pharmacy in Qatar

Key Information


Application Deadline: 30/05/23 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

Ref: 10007712


Departure Date: 05/11/23

Return Date: 11/11/23


£1050-1110: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, conference fee (£80), visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £400


Accommodation: Shared rooms in a hotel booked by DMU

Travel: Flights booked by DMU (students travel as a group)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office -

Trip Lead: Zahra Mahomed -

How to pay

Payment details: Students will be required to pay £650-700 as a contribution towards the cost of travel and accommodation after being offered a place on the trip. The DMU Global bursary will be deducted directly from the overall cost of the booking.


MPharm students that will be in their second or third year of study in the 2023-24 academic year are eligible to participate on this opportunity. There is a maximum of 20 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Collaborating with the University of Qatar, students will have the opportunity to partake in learning sessions hosted by the university. This will include interactive patient assessment teaching, classroom teaching on current topics that have been covered in year 2 and 3, but also touching on topics they will encounter in later years.

Students will visit community and hospital pharmacies in Qatar to understand the differences in pharmacy practice in the UK. Students will be able to a observe a range of different approaches to both learning in a university setting but also practical pharmacy practice. This will also provide students with an enriched global experience that they can share with potential employers and utilise as part of applications to foundation training places outside of the Oriel process.

Participants will also attend the All Together Better Health XI conference which focusses on interprofessional education. The conference has keynote speakers that emphasise the importance of IPE and how this can enhance quality of care, patient safety and overall improve the patient experience. This is core to their learning as pharmacy students and they will be implementing their learnings into their interprofessional education events in year 2, 3, year 4 and their future pharmacy practice.

Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of skills and competencies that enhance your studies. Through participation in this trip to Qatar we expect that students will:

  • Evaluate best practice approaches within the MDT to enable effective communication
  • Identify the key differences in hospital and community pharmacy in Qatar compared to the UK
  • Learn about and appreciate the differences in Qatari culture compared to the UK

Before the trip to Qatar, there will be a preparatory session so that students are aware of what is expected of them and also to prepare for their visits and conference attendance.

Cultural activities

Students can engage with events that are running in Doha during their visit. One of which is, the Horticultural Doha Expo with a running theme of “Green Desert, Better Environment” hosted in Al Bidda Park. Students will be able to visit an international garden area, activities area and a cultural area that contains historical old forts and old rocks in Doha.

Qatar is home to the Museum of Islamic Art, that contains the largest collection of Islamic art in the world, Al Zubara fort which is one of the largest archaeological sites in Qatar, The Quranic Botanic garden that exhibits and conserves plants mentioned in the Holy Quran and the native flora in Qatar, The Qatar national library, The Amphitheatre which is a Greek style theatre reflecting on Islamic influences and finally students can get free tours of the state mosque and education city mosque.

Visa Information

Due to various external factors and an unprecedented demand for international travel, there are significant delays in visa processing, as well as very limited availability of application appointment slots for some countries and embassies.

We recommend that you take all appropriate steps to secure a visa as soon as practically possible, and to notify DMU Global if you face any issues. It is your responsibility to meet the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to. Failing to do so may mean that you’re liable for the costs incurred to the university (including repayment of the DMU Global bursary).