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dc.contributor.authorNash, R.
dc.contributor.authorStafford, Leanne
dc.contributor.authorBrown, N.
dc.contributor.authorJackson, S.
dc.contributor.authorPeterson, G.
dc.identifier.citationNash, R. and Stafford, L. and Brown, N. and Jackson, S. and Peterson, G. 2015. An international review of the use of competency standards in undergraduate pharmacy education. Pharmacy Education. 15 (1): pp. 131-141.

© 2015 FIP.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 profession’s 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.

dc.publisherInternational Pharmaceutical Federation
dc.titleAn international review of the use of competency standards in undergraduate pharmacy education
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titlePharmacy Education
curtin.departmentSchool of Pharmacy
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