Evaluation of curricula content based on Thai pharmacy competency standards

Nattiya Kapol, Pagamas Maitreemit, Petcharat Pongcharoensuk, Edward P. Armstrong

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Abstract

Objective. To evaluate the curricula content of Thai pharmacy schools based on the Thai pharmacy competency standards. Methods. Course syllabi were collected from 11 pharmacy schools. A questionnaire was developed based on the Thai pharmacy competency standards. Course coordinators completed the questionnaire assessing the curricula content. Results. The curricula for both the bachelor of science in pharmacy degree (BS Pharm) and doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree programs included the minimum content required by the 8 competency domains. The dominant content area in BS Pharm degree programs was product-oriented material. The content ratio of patient to product to social and administrative pharmacy in the BS Pharm degree programs was 2:3:1, respectively. However, the content ratio suggested by the Thai Pharmacy Council was 3:2:1, respectively. For the PharmD programs, the largest content area was patient-oriented material, which was in agreement with the framework suggested by the Thai Pharmacy Council. Conclusions. The curricula of all Thai pharmacy schools met the competency standards; however, some patient-oriented material should be expanded and some product-oriented content deleted in order to meet the recommended content ratio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Competency
  • Curriculum
  • Evaluation
  • Pharmacy education
  • Thailand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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