RESEARCH ARTICLE: Developing advanced hospital pharmacy practice experiences in a Bachelor of Pharmacy programme in Jordan: A novel training programme and evaluation of student perceptions

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https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2021.211.334343

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Al-Basheer Hospital, Clinical Pharmacy, Hospital Training, University of Petra

Abstract

Objective: To describe, introduce, and assess student perceptions of a structured clinical training programme for pharmacy students that meets the expectations of advanced pharmacy practice experiences of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) programmes accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Methods: A clinical training programme was held from July to September 2019. Training included hands-on hospital rotations focusing on essential pillars of pharmaceutical care including ensuring proper medical indication, effectiveness, safety, and patient adherence (total of 160 hours). The study population included 35 senior pharmacy students from the University of Petra.

Results: Qualitative answers from students showed positive responses associated with the programme’s pre-training orientation, clinical training, preceptors involved, and student’s clinical knowledge and skills.

Conclusion: The piloted introduction of a structured clinical training programme for pharmacy students was successful. Students reported positive evaluations and perceptions of clinical training sites and staff as well as their clinical and practical skills. The main challenge students encountered was transportation to the practice site.

Author Biographies

Yazan S. Batarseh, University of Petra, Jordan

Department of Pharmacology and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy and medical sciences

Michael J. Rouse, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, USA

  

Rowan AlEjielat, University of Petra, Jordan

Department of Pharmacology and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy and medical sciences

Anas Khaleel, University of Petra, Jordan

Department of Pharmacology and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy and medical sciences

Mohammad Aluwidi, University of Petra, Jordan

Department of Pharmacology and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy and medical sciences

Diana Ayyad, Albasheer Hospital, Amman, Jordan

  

Yara Haddadin, Albasheer Hospital, Amman, Jordan

  

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09/08/2021

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