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Pharmacy 2016, 4(3), 26; doi:10.3390/pharmacy4030026

A Shared Focus: Comparing the Australian, Canadian, United Kingdom and United States Pharmacy Learning Outcome Frameworks and the Global Competency Framework

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School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, P.O. Box 71, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia
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Pharmacolor Consultants Nancy, 12 rue de Versigny, Villers 54600, France
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Pharma Expert Consultancy and Education, Dunjevac 2, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
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Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603-4810, USA
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Academic Editor: Yvonne Perrie
Received: 25 June 2016 / Revised: 17 August 2016 / Accepted: 2 September 2016 / Published: 10 September 2016
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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the end of degree expectations, expressed as learning outcomes, for pharmacy graduates from Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States. The authors compare the end of degree expectations, through mapping these requirements to the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Global Competency Framework (GbCF). The anticipated end of degree expectations are similar but also reveal some individual characteristics. Irrespective of degree title, achievement of learning outcomes specified in any one of the four jurisdictions should enable students to become pharmacists who are patient-orientated medicines experts. The mapping provides impetus for cross-border institutional networking to generate a dependable set of assessment tools across national borders developing a common metric for outcome assessment irrespective of different program delivery. View Full-Text
Keywords: competencies; Global Competency Framework; GbCF; learning outcomes; mapping competencies; Global Competency Framework; GbCF; learning outcomes; mapping
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Stupans, I.; Atkinson, J.; Meštrović, A.; Nash, R.; Rouse, M.J. A Shared Focus: Comparing the Australian, Canadian, United Kingdom and United States Pharmacy Learning Outcome Frameworks and the Global Competency Framework. Pharmacy 2016, 4, 26.

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