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Swedish Students and Preceptors Perceptions of What Students Learn in a Six-Month Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
Uppsala University.
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Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Learning in Working Life and Educational Settings. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
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2011 (English)In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, ISSN 0002-9459, E-ISSN 1553-6467, Vol. 75, no 10, 1-10 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective. To identify what pharmacy students learn during the 6-month advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) in Sweden. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 pharmacy APPE students and 17 pharmacist preceptors and analyzed in a qualitative directed content analysis using a defined workplace learning typology for categories. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults. The Swedish APPE provides students with task performance skills for work at pharmacies and social and professional knowledge, such as teamwork, how to learn while in a work setting, self-evaluation, understanding of the pharmacist role, and decision making and problem solving skills. Many of these skills and knowledge are not accounted for in the curricula in Sweden. Using a workplace learning typology to identify learning outcomes, as in this study, could be useful for curricula development. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusions. Exploring the learning that takes place during the APPE in a pharmacy revealed a broad range of skills and knowledge that students acquire.

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American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy , 2011. Vol. 75, no 10, 1-10 p.
Keyword [en]
advanced pharmacy practice experience, curriculum, pharmacy practice experience, learning outcomes, assessment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-76219DOI: 10.5688/ajpe7510197ISI: 000298324500004OAI: diva2:513026

Funding Agencies|educational board at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Uppsala University||

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