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Pharmacy 2017, 5(1), 7;

A Curriculum Challenge—The Need for Outcome (Competence) Descriptors

School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, PO Box 71 Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia
Academic Editor: Jeffrey Atkinson
Received: 16 November 2016 / Revised: 24 January 2017 / Accepted: 10 February 2017 / Published: 17 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Competence Training for Pharmacy)
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Some outcomes around, for example, communication have been extensively theorised; others such as accountability have been relatively neglected in the teaching and learning literature. The question therefore is: if we do not have a clear understanding of the outcome, can we systematically apply good practice principles in course design such that students are able to achieve the outcomes the community and the profession expect? This paper compares and contrasts the literature around competency outcomes regarding students’ communication skills and the development of accountability and proposes a model to guide the selection of teaching and assessment approaches for accountability, based on the students’ sphere of influence. View Full-Text
Keywords: accountability; communication; competencies; learning outcomes accountability; communication; competencies; learning outcomes

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