Collaborating to develop clinical pharmacy teaching in Sri Lanka

Coombes, I. D., Fernando, G., Wickramaratne, M., Peters, N. B., Lynch, C. B., Lum, E. and Coombes, J. A. (2013) Collaborating to develop clinical pharmacy teaching in Sri Lanka. Pharmacy Education, 13 1: 29-35.

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Author Coombes, I. D.
Fernando, G.
Wickramaratne, M.
Peters, N. B.
Lynch, C. B.
Lum, E.
Coombes, J. A.
Title Collaborating to develop clinical pharmacy teaching in Sri Lanka
Journal name Pharmacy Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1560-2214
1477-2701
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 29
End page 35
Total pages 7
Place of publication The Hague, Netherlands
Publisher International Pharmaceutical Federation
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Bachelor of Pharmacy programs were introduced in 2006 into two Sri Lankan universities - University of Peradeniya and University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Due to minimal clinical pharmacy experience in the country, these universities invited international colleagues to develop and teach the clinical pharmacy course.

Aims: To describe development, delivery and evaluation of both a clinical pharmacy undergraduate course and a "Train-the- trainer" program provided to local academics delivering undergraduate pharmacy programs.

Method: In 2009, Australian pharmacist academics developed and piloted an undergraduate clinical pharmacy course at University of Peradeniya. In 2010, this was refined and delivered at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, along with a "train-the- trainer" program for local academics. These were evaluated using surveys.

Results: Most students considered lecture delivery speed and use of audio visual aids appropriate, and lecture content relevant. Most academics found the "Train-the-Trainer" program increased their knowledge and improved their teaching skills.

Conclusion: Experienced pharmacist academics can improve the quality of clinical pharmacy teaching in developing countries such as Sri Lanka.
Keyword Australia
Education
Pharmacy
Sri Lanka
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 15 May 2013, 15:12:46 EST by Mrs Judith Coombes on behalf of School of Pharmacy