Improving pharmacy education at the Public Faculties of Pharmacy in Jordan: Students’ experience and expectations


  • M Wazaify Department of Biopharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Jordan (JU), Amman-11942, Jordan
  • A Albsoul-Younes Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Irbid, Jordan
  • N Hakooz Department of Biopharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Jordan (JU), Amman-11942, Jordan


Curriculum, development, Jordan, pharmacy, pharmaceutical care


IntroductionPharmacy education and practice have developed rapidly worldwide in the past few years. This has prompted a re-evaluation of pharmaceutical education in Jordan. This study explored final year pharmacy students‘ experiences and expectations of pharmacy education as a prelude for designing delivery of a revised pharmacy curriculum.MethodsA validated and pre-tested questionnaire was administered to final-year students at the two public faculties of pharmacy in Jordan. Data then was coded and statistically analyzed. Responses from open questions were subjected to thematic analysis.Results and DiscussionA total of 308 students completed questionnaires from the 2 universities (JU, n=191 and JUST, n=117). Students still mainly relied on classroom teaching and devoted little time to self-directed study. They were receptive to change and offered some suggestions to improve the curriculum.For some of the questions, there was a significant different between the responses of students at the two universities.


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