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Title: Evaluation of curricula content based on Thai pharmacy competency standards
Authors: Nattiya Kapol
Pagamas Maitreemit
Petcharat Pongcharoensuk
Edward P. Armstrong
Silpakorn University
Mahidol University
University of Arizona
Keywords: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics;Social Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2008
Citation: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Vol.72, No.1 (2008)
Abstract: Objective. To evaluate the curricula content of Thai pharmacy schools based on the Thai pharmacy competency standards. Methods. Course syllabi were collected from 11 pharmacy schools. A questionnaire was developed based on the Thai pharmacy competency standards. Course coordinators completed the questionnaire assessing the curricula content. Results. The curricula for both the bachelor of science in pharmacy degree (BS Pharm) and doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree programs included the minimum content required by the 8 competency domains. The dominant content area in BS Pharm degree programs was product-oriented material. The content ratio of patient to product to social and administrative pharmacy in the BS Pharm degree programs was 2:3:1, respectively. However, the content ratio suggested by the Thai Pharmacy Council was 3:2:1, respectively. For the PharmD programs, the largest content area was patient-oriented material, which was in agreement with the framework suggested by the Thai Pharmacy Council. Conclusions. The curricula of all Thai pharmacy schools met the competency standards; however, some patient-oriented material should be expanded and some product-oriented content deleted in order to meet the recommended content ratio.
ISSN: 15536467
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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