Mapping and assessment of personal and professional development skills in a pharmacy curriculum

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dc.contributor.author Ramia, Elsy
dc.contributor.author Salameh, Pascale
dc.contributor.author Btaiche, Imad F.
dc.contributor.author Saad, Aline Hanna
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-23T12:17:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-23T12:17:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-09-23
dc.identifier.issn 1472-6920 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4357
dc.description.abstract Background Health sciences programs are increasingly expanding their curricula to bridge foundational scientific knowledge with needed skills to practice and patient care. The primary objectives of this study are to 1) assess whether the personal and professional development (PPD) subdomains (self-assessment, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, and professionalism) are integrated in a pharmacy curriculum; and 2) identify any gaps related to the subdomains’ learning objectives. Methods Four different mapping activities were completed to create a comprehensive mapping plan regarding the integration of the PPD subdomains in the curriculum. The first mapping activity entailed matching the school’s program educational outcomes (PEOs) to these subdomains (Step 1). Mapping of the enacted curriculum by faculty (Step 2) and learned curriculum by students (Step 3) were also completed in order to evaluate the integration of these subdomains in the curriculum. Finally, Step 4 involved mapping of the assessed curriculum by analyzing the progress of students on PPD-related competencies using standardized scoring rubrics and the correlation between students’ and facultys' assessments with regard to matching competencies. The Cochrane’s Q test and the Cohen’s kappa coefficient were used in the statistical analysis of parametric data. Results The subdomains were found to be woven across curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities based on the four different mapping activities. Faculty and students agreed that the PPD competencies are integrated in the curriculum; provided example courses, experiences and activities; and identified areas of further improvements. The completed mapping activities drove the development of action plans for remediation of identified gaps in the curriculum. Conclusion Mapping activities showed the sequential integration of the PPD skills at different depths and breadths in the curriculum. This study provides an example to health sciences schools on the incorporation of the PPD skills in their curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities as current accreditation standards have directed Pharmacy programs to integrate and enforce them in their curricula. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Mapping and assessment of personal and professional development skills in a pharmacy curriculum en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200302267 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201105289
dc.author.department Pharmacy Practice en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal BMC Medical Education en_US
dc.journal.volume 16 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 1-13
dc.keywords Mapping en_US
dc.keywords Curriculum en_US
dc.keywords Personal and professional development en_US
dc.keywords Self-assessment en_US
dc.keywords Leadership en_US
dc.keywords Innovation and entrepreneurship en_US
dc.keywords Professionalism en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12909-016-0533-4 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Ramia, E., Salameh, P., Btaiche, I. F., & Saad, A. H. (2016). Mapping and assessment of personal and professional development skills in a pharmacy curriculum. BMC Medical Education, 16(1), 1-13. en_US
dc.author.email elsy.ramia@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email imad.btaiche@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://bmcmededuc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12909-016-0533-4 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6447-4377 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8448-8853 en_US

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