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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 102-105

Assessment methods and competency mapping in pharmacy education: Understanding of components and quality parameters


Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE

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Dr. Syed Wasif Gillani
Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University, Ajman
UAE
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jrpp.JRPP_21_29

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Centre of advanced pharmaceutical education have developed 15 subsets of competencies required to be competent pharmacist and able to provide optimum care. These competencies were further categorized; Level 1 intermediate, Level 2 efficient, and Level 3 professional. These competencies are cross-mapped to achieve desirable outcomes. Where personal and professional development skills incorporate knowledge, for being a holistic pharmacist. In healthcare education curriculums, active learning tools such as simulation-based patient cases and other innovative learning activities are used to teach clinical skills, patient assessments, and pharmacotherapy concepts. The advance team-based learning technique for the development of stepwise understanding of disease management (simple-complex cases) and students can communicate and collaborate for the critical thinking and decision-making process. Many studies showed the positive impact of the peer teaching on the students; enhanced their academic performance, increase the cognitive congruence, and allows the students to share their own learning struggles to come up with solutions to overcome these challenges. Pharmacy is a healthcare professional required intensive training and professional skills to provide optimum care to patients. The emerging clinical role of pharmacy focused on the patient-centered model, comprehensive assessment, and teaching methods are required to fulfill the professional competencies.


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