Pharmacy educators' intention for the curriculum : an Australian pilot study
Noble, Christy, Coombes, Ian, Nissen, Lisa, Shaw, Nicholas, & Clavarino, Alexandra (2014) Pharmacy educators' intention for the curriculum : an Australian pilot study. Pharmacy Education, 14(1), pp. 51-57.
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Background: Pharmacy educators play an important role in supporting the professional identity formation of students, particularly in relation to their perceptions and strategies for the curriculum and subsequent learning experiences.
Aim: To explore pharmacy educators’ perceptions of the purpose of the pharmacy curriculum and how they contribute to students’ development as pharmacists.
Methods: A one-off survey using a 20-item questionnaire distributed to all pharmacy educators at a single school of pharmacy who contributed to an Australian undergraduate pharmacy degree program.
Results: Most educators viewed the curriculum and their role from a traditional perspective. The educators felt the key purpose of the curriculum was to develop competent pharmacists by providing students with knowledge and skills. There was a limited emphasis on patient-centredness.
Conclusion: Whilst educators were focused on developing competent pharmacists through the provision of knowledge and skills, important learning opportunities supporting identity formation may be missed.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||curriculum, professional identity formation, pharmacy academics, undergraduate pharmacy education, Australia, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PHARMACOLOGY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES (111500) > Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (111502)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
|Copyright Owner:||© 2014 FIP|
|Deposited On:||15 Oct 2014 23:29|
|Last Modified:||11 Nov 2014 00:35|
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