Development of Competency-based Pharmacy Education
Utrecht University -
Faculty of Science
23 July 2018 - 27 July 2018 (
1 week )
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Course fee (excl. housing)
Education and training of pharmacists requires the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that prepare students for their professional role in healthcare. Course participants will become familiar with the principles of competency-based curriculum design and with the construction of active learning modules. They will learn how the development of professional skills can be stimulated and how students can be prepared for their working life in a continuously changing world.
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Education and training of pharmacists requires the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that prepare students for a professional role in healthcare. Recently a European Pharmacy Competences Framework (EPCF) was published, which can be used as a tool for redesigning or restructuring pharmacy curricula using the principles of competency-based education. Building a competency-based curriculum is, however, not an easy task.
This course is intended to assist pharmacy teachers and curriculum developers to become familiar with the principles of competency-based curriculum design and with the construction of active learning modules, which can be incorporated in their own curriculum. Special attention will be given to problem-based, project-based and enquiry-based learning and to incorporation of professional development of students.
All course instructors have at least a 10-year experience in developing innovative courses and curricula in the pharmaceutical field at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level. The course is organized in collaboration with the European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy (EAFP) and the Phar-QA consortium.
Dr. Andries Koster
The course is primarily intended for faculty members (teachers, program leaders), staff developers and other professionals, who are involved in the development and/or quality enhancement of curricula or courses in Pharmacy Schools at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level.
The aim of the course is to provide participants with a working knowledge of relevant aspects of curriculum development in the pharmaceutical field. A secondary aim is the formation of a network of pharmacy education professionals.
This 4-and-a-half-day course consists of introductory lectures, active learning sessions, and a small project. Four to six contact hours and a minimum of 2 hours self-study per day are foreseen.
Course + course materials + lunch € 600.00
Housing € 200.00, through Utrecht Summer School
For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:
Motivation Letter, C.V.
Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Future Medicines: Gene & Cell Therapies
Dr. Andries Koster, Dept. Pharmaceutical Sciences, P.O. Box 80082, 3508 TB Utrecht, the Netherlands, E-mail: A.S.Koster@uu.nl
Application deadline: 01 June 2018