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Pharmacy 2017, 5(2), 25;

Are We Ready to Implement Competence-Based Teaching in Pharmacy Education in Poland?

Faculty of Pharmacy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow 30-699, Poland
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Academic Editor: Jeffrey Atkinson
Received: 4 February 2017 / Revised: 15 April 2017 / Accepted: 3 May 2017 / Published: 9 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Competence Training for Pharmacy)
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Pharmacists in Poland are responsible for the dispensing and quality control of pharmaceuticals. The education process in pharmacy is regulated and monitored at the national level. Pharmacy education at Jagiellonian University is organized in a traditional way based on input and content teaching. The aim of the study was to determinate whether the Jagiellonian University curriculum in the Pharmacy program meets the criteria of the European Competence Framework. The mapping of the intended curriculum was done by four academic teachers. The qualitative and quantitative analysis of the distribution of the European Competence Framework among a group of courses and study years was done. We observed that most of the personal competencies are offered to students in their senior years, while the patient care competencies are distributed equally during the cycle of the study, and only some of them are overrepresented at the senior years. We need a legislation change at the national level as well as organizational and mental change at the university level to move from learning outcome-based pharmacy education to competence-based. View Full-Text
Keywords: learning outcomes; pharmacy; competence framework; higher education institution learning outcomes; pharmacy; competence framework; higher education institution

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Skowron, A.; Dymek, J.; Gołda, A.; Polak, W. Are We Ready to Implement Competence-Based Teaching in Pharmacy Education in Poland? Pharmacy 2017, 5, 25.

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