Scaffolding patient counselling skills in Australian university pharmacy programs.

Stupans, Ieva, Owen, Susanne, Ryan, Greg, Woulfe, Jim and McKauge, Leigh (2010) Scaffolding patient counselling skills in Australian university pharmacy programs.. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 11 2: 29-37.

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Author Stupans, Ieva
Owen, Susanne
Ryan, Greg
Woulfe, Jim
McKauge, Leigh
Title Scaffolding patient counselling skills in Australian university pharmacy programs.
Journal name Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1175-2882
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 11
Issue 2
Start page 29
End page 37
Total pages 9
Place of publication Hamilton, New Zealand
Publisher Asia-Pacific Journal of Co-operative Education
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper presents the results of an appraisal of the extent of, and approaches to, scaffolding for development of counseling skills of pharmacy students across Australian universities. There were two stages in the work. The first involved mapping of university pharmacy program and examination of placement handbooks from all but two of the fourteen universities offering pharmacy programs in Australia. The second involved a series of consultations and interviews with key representatives of various pharmacy stakeholder groups and individuals at a national level and in each state and territory of Australia. University academics and preceptors described significant roles in supporting students to build these skills especially within the pre-placement and during placement phases. Across Australian pharmacy schools, scaffolding for development of counseling skills through a range of approaches is evident. There appears to be support for this approach from both students and preceptors. The results of this research will have relevance both for other health professional programs and other programs which include experiential workplace learning with respect to the preparation of students for workplace activities. (Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2010, 11(2), 29-37)
Keyword Competencies
Experiential placements
Pharmacy students
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Institutional Status UQ

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