Preceptor assessment of the competencies of pharmacy graduates

Thomas Paraidathathu, Jamia Azdina Jamal, Norazrina Azmi

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Abstract

Competencies of graduates are the ultimate measure of the success and effectiveness of an educational programme. Since the graduation of our first cohort in 1999, no formal feedback regarding the competency of the graduates of UKM's pharmacy programme had been obtained. The aim of this study was to obtain feedback from the preceptors at the Ministry of Health regarding the competencies of the UKM pharmacy graduates who were serving as provisionally registered pharmacists. Facevalidated questionnaires were sent to the preceptors of all 90 graduates of the cohort who graduated in 2009. The preceptors were the senior pharmacists in the government hospitals who were responsible for the training and evaluation of the provisionally registered pharmacists. Completed questionnaires were received for 76 graduates. On a Likert scale of 1 - 5, overall, our graduates obtained an average score of 3.5. Higher scores were obtained for proper attitude, proficiency in the screening and filling of prescriptions and ability to communicate with patients, care-givers and the public. Lower scores were obtained for ability to recommend pharmacotherapy and ability to analyse and make decisions. There was significant relationship between gender and cGPA at graduation and the level of competence. Females and those with higher cGPA were assessed to be more competent. Competency and its perception is a sum of knowledge, skill, communication and attitude. While the average score of UKM graduates was in the good category, effort should be made to bring them to the very good category.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages134-137
Number of pages4
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010 - Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

Other

OtherKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityTanjung Keling, Melaka
Period13/12/1015/12/10

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Aptitude
Pharmacists
graduate
pharmacist
Decision Support Techniques
Program Evaluation
Mental Competency
Caregivers
Prescriptions
Patient Care
Communication
ability
Drug Therapy
Health
questionnaire
communication skills
educational program
patient care
ministry
medication

Keywords

  • Competency
  • Pharmacy
  • Preceptor assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Paraidathathu, T., Jamal, J. A., & Azmi, N. (2011). Preceptor assessment of the competencies of pharmacy graduates. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 18, pp. 134-137) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.020

Preceptor assessment of the competencies of pharmacy graduates. / Paraidathathu, Thomas; Jamal, Jamia Azdina; Azmi, Norazrina.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. p. 134-137.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Paraidathathu, T, Jamal, JA & Azmi, N 2011, Preceptor assessment of the competencies of pharmacy graduates. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 18, pp. 134-137, Kongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010, Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia, 13/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.020
Paraidathathu T, Jamal JA, Azmi N. Preceptor assessment of the competencies of pharmacy graduates. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18. 2011. p. 134-137 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.020
Paraidathathu, Thomas ; Jamal, Jamia Azdina ; Azmi, Norazrina. / Preceptor assessment of the competencies of pharmacy graduates. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. pp. 134-137
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