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A Quantitative Curriculum Mapping of the Faculty of Pharmacy of Yeditepe University, Turkey: A Process to Assess the Consistency of a Curriculum with the Mission and Vision of an Institution and National Requirements

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Yeditepe University, Istanbul 34755, Turkey
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Pharmacy 2019, 7(3), 78; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy7030078
Received: 9 March 2019 / Revised: 3 April 2019 / Accepted: 19 April 2019 / Published: 1 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pharmacy Education; Competency and beyond)
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Abstract

The changing role of the pharmacist led to some improvements of pharmacy education worldwide these last years. Curricula have evolved and the content-based education has been converted into a competency-based education. The definition of a global practice-based competency framework by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and the European Pharmacy Competencies Framework by the European the Quality Assurance in European Pharmacy Education and Training (PHAR-QA) project helps Universities to keep in with these changes. The National Council of Deans of Faculties of Pharmacy in Turkey also defined 169 competencies with their sub-competencies that have to be reached upon the completion of a pharmacy education program, yet it did not indicate how the faculties can measure if their curricula are consistent with these competencies. This study aims to provide a method for a quantitative mapping of a given curriculum in order to analyze if a curriculum fulfills the requirements defined by the National Deans Council. It also helps to easily determine the weaknesses and strengths of a program. Moreover, with this study, the consistency of the content of the courses with the mission and vision defined by an institution can be easily determined. Thus, this study can also be a useful tool for the revision and enhancement of a program according to institutional targets. View Full-Text
Keywords: pharmacy education; curriculum; mapping; competency; program enhancement pharmacy education; curriculum; mapping; competency; program enhancement
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Önen Bayram, F.E.; Köksal, M. A Quantitative Curriculum Mapping of the Faculty of Pharmacy of Yeditepe University, Turkey: A Process to Assess the Consistency of a Curriculum with the Mission and Vision of an Institution and National Requirements. Pharmacy 2019, 7, 78.

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