Nash, RE and Chalmers, L and Brown, N and Jackson, S and Peterson, G, An international review of the use of competency standards in undergraduate pharmacy education, Pharmacy Education (Print), 15, (1) pp. 131-141. ISSN 1560-2214 (2015) [Refereed Article]
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Background: Pharmacists are self-regulating health professionals. There is currently international attention on pharmacy education, competency standards, advanced level frameworks and integrated pharmacy programmes.
Aims: To review the programme-wide use of competency standards within undergraduate pharmacy curricula internationally.
Methods: A systematic review of the literature was undertaken between 2000-2013. An iterative process using constant comparative analysis was utilised to theme the final 19 papers. These papers were then characterised based on their programme level use of competency standards.
Results: Of 948 articles identified, 19 were included. Competency standards were used multiple ways in pharmacy programmes including curriculum design, mapping and were reflected in assessment.
Conclusion: Across the globe the professionís competency standards (CS) have been utilised to design, develop and review pharmacy curricular. Use of CS to inform outcome-based education (OBE) in pharmacy programmes provides a quality assurance mechanism and may enhance the accountability and flexibility of the profession for its public.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||competency, outcomes-based education, pharmacy, undergraduate, curriculum, systematised literature review, competency standards|
|Research Group:||Curriculum and Pedagogy|
|Research Field:||Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy|
|Objective Division:||Education and Training|
|Objective Field:||Syllabus and Curriculum Development|
|UTAS Author:||Nash, RE (Dr Rosie Nash)|
|UTAS Author:||Chalmers, L (Dr Leanne Chalmers)|
|UTAS Author:||Brown, N (Professor Natalie Brown)|
|UTAS Author:||Jackson, S (Dr Shane Jackson)|
|UTAS Author:||Peterson, G (Professor Gregory Peterson)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||12|
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