REVISITING THE PHILIPPINE BS PHARMACY CURRICULUM AFTER 13 YEARS: A SURVEY ON PHARMACIST PRACTITIONERS FOR THE UPCOMING CURRICULUM REVISION

Romeo C. Ongpoy, Jr., Penuel P. David, Nora B. Capistrano, Jennifer Obliosca-Ongpoy, Frederick M. Francisco

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The objective of this study is to supposedly investigate the current 4-year BS Pharmacy curriculum in the Philippines in relation to the eventual shift to a 5-year BS Pharmacy curriculum by 2018 which did not materialize including modifications in the curricular topics and internship strategies. To do this, a cross-sectional study was done using purposive sampling answered by 119 practicing Filipino Pharmacists from the different areas of practice and regions in the Philippines. About this study, 72.88% prevalence rate of those who agree and strongly agree of the BS Pharmacy curriculum shift to a 5-year program was evident. There is also a strong percentage (highest subject is 98.6% and lowest subject is 59.3%) calling for improvement on all curricular topics. On the other hand, 63.3% of the respondents agree that increasing specialty rotations during internship would be more appropriate internship strategy but the new curriculum increases the internship hours instead that only gathers 4.6% support, the lowest among the options. It can be concluded, that it is only appropriate to shift to the 5-year BS Pharmacy program based on the perception of the respondents and improvement of all curricular topics must come with it.

 

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bachelor of pharmacy; curriculum; curriculum assessment; Philippines; curriculum research

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