Patient safety is now a very strong focus of pharmacy degrees. Competency-based evaluations of pharmacy students using simulated assessments including Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and Criterion Referenced Assessments (CRAs) are increasingly commonplace. These are designed to simulate aspects of real-life pharmacy practice in order to train students to integrate their knowledge of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, therapeutics, legislation, clinical skills, numeracy, communication and empathy, and to test a student’s ability to provide safe and effective patient care.
This book provides a unique resource to support students and trainers in developing and practising these essential skills. It is designed as a useful resource for undergraduate students, clinical tutors and those involved in teaching students on pharmacy degree courses.
• OSCE outline
• Format (written/interactive)
• Level of difficulty
• Time limit
• Props supplied (e.g. BNF)
• Competencies tested
• Station task
• Model Answers and sample marking schemes
• Short chapter introductions about how to tackle the type of problems encountered in the chapter.
• Station examples to test your ability to integrate knowledge and skills.
• Stations written in detail so that you can practise and then check or score performance against model answers.
• Examples of competency-based assessments designed to assess the level of integration between science and practice.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Clinical check pre-dispensing and final check on dispensed medication
Chapter 3 Responding to symptoms and counselling
Chapter 4 Medication Reconciliation
Chapter 5. Inter- and intra- professional assessments
Chapter 6. Prescribing Skills
Chapter 7. Competency-based Assessments
Chapter 8. Dealing with Symptoms in the Community Pharmacy