Case Study of Generic Competencies Assessment

Authors

  • Françoise Crevier Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • Marie-Claude Binette Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • Daphné Girardot Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • Claudine Laurier Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • Johanne Vinet Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • Claude Mailhot Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • Chantal Pharand Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Keywords:

Generic competencies, monitoring, competency profile, university level, competency development.

Abstract

Introduction: In 2007, the Faculty of Pharmacy of Université de Montréal replaced its bachelor’s program with an all-new Doctor of Pharmacy Program, which uses a competency-based approach. In that setting, development of tools to monitor students’ progress in regards to generic competency was of crucial importance.Description of assessment method: Generic competencies and competency elements to be assessed were defined and assigned to each program course, and assessment tools were designed to create a generic competency profile for each student.Evaluation: Results from the first two cohorts of 200 students show that the new process meets the Faculty’s objectives. Strong agreement can already be seen on both exceptional and problem students, suggesting that our method is relatively reliable.Future plans: The information technology platform will be improved to allow students to view their individual file, on demand. We believe that this project will contribute to promoting generic competencies development in our students and help them sincerely commit to this goal.

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Research Article