RESEARCH ARTICLE: Developing a rubric for the assessment of student performance in compounding and dispensing practical


  • Dibya Sundar Panda Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia
  • Nasser Hadal Alotaibi Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia
  • Nabil K Alruwaili Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia



Compounding, Dispensing, Harmful, Scoring rubric, Skill


Objectives: To study the impact of assessment using a scoring rubric on the compounding and dispensing skills of the students.   

Methods: A rubric was prepared to evaluate the students’ psychomotor performance and attitude in compounding and dispensing. The rubric was applied by the teacher, the students themselves, and their classmates instead of the earlier used dichotomous checklist. Scores were compared pre- and post-implementation of the rubric. The students’ learning experience and outcomes were assessed through regular course evaluation surveys.   

Results: Student performance was improved from the baseline to the mid and end of term. The number of harmful scorings was reduced, and the number of admissible scorings was increased.     

Conclusion: The pharmaceutical compounding rubric showed to be a quantitative evaluation instrument for teachers. It also helped identify the challenging areas. The implementation of the rubric helped minimise errors.

Author Biographies

Dibya Sundar Panda, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia

Assistant Professor - Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy

Nasser Hadal Alotaibi, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia

Clinical Pharmacy Department, College of Pharmacy

Nabil K Alruwaili, Jouf University, Skaka, Saudi Arabia

Pharmaceutics Department, College of Pharmacy


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How to Cite

Panda, D. S., Alotaibi, N. H. ., & Alruwaili, N. K. . (2021). RESEARCH ARTICLE: Developing a rubric for the assessment of student performance in compounding and dispensing practical. Pharmacy Education, 21, p. 674–678.



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