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Continuing professional education in pharmacy in the Philippines. 2: A current perspective


Polack, AE and Robles, Y, Continuing professional education in pharmacy in the Philippines. 2: A current perspective, Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 14, (2) pp. 124-132. ISSN 0281-0662 (1997) [Refereed Article]

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The level of participation of Filipino pharmacists in continuing professional education (CPE) in a three-year period (1990-1992) and the opinions of these pharmacists regarding future CPE events and existing competency needs have been determined by survey. Respondents' opinions relating to other aspects of CPE are also discussed in this paper. Data from 252 usable responses (25%) revealed that there was a satisfactory overall participation of pharmacists in CPE programs over the specified period and that CPE was considered to be beneficial by a majority of respondents. Major barriers to CPE attendance were time and location. Personal competency assessment revealed perceived areas of professional strengths and weaknesses. Promotion of and contribution to rational drug use was identified as a training need that should be addressed in future CPE programs.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Asia, continuing professional development, education, pharmacy, postgraduate, Far East, inservice training, pharmacists
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Polack, AE (Associate Professor Alan Polack)
UTAS Author:Robles, Y (Ms Robles)
ID Code:11687
Year Published:1997
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2013-02-06

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