Organised by FIP’s Health and Medicines Information Section, in collaboration with the Academic Pharmacy Section
Pharmacy degree programmes the world over aim to produce graduates who are well prepared to meet the dynamic needs of their profession and community. Moreover, pharmacy education aims to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver pharmacy and health-related services in a range of settings, and to build on these skills and knowledge as the roles of pharmacists expand in primary care settings. In some nations, pharmacists also need skills to prescribe independently, including cognitive, clinical and higher-level decision-making skills. An integrated curriculum is critical to pharmacy education, not only in ensuring that students understand the importance and application of basic and applied sciences to the clinical and professional practice of pharmacy, but also to provide pharmacists with the core skills for lifelong learning, expansion of roles, and delivery of new services to meet the demands of healthcare and the community. There are limited pharmacy degree programmes that effectively integrate science with practice within all subjects. This session focuses on how to develop, implement and evaluate units of study within pharmacy degree programmes that integrate science with practice.
09:00 – 09:10 Introduction by the chairs
10:20 – 10:40 Coffee/tea break
Participants will be asked to produce a targeted and tailored framework based on the presentations, which they can use to develop, implement, and evaluate integrated units of study within their pharmacy degrees. There will be a brief feedback session in which participants can present their framework to the group.
Facilitated by the chairs
11:50 – 11:55 Conclusion by the chairs
11:55 – 12:00 Room refresh
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Type of session: Knowledge-based