Community pharmacy experiential placement: comparison of preceptor and student perspectives in an Australian postgraduate pharmacy programme

Fejzic, Jasmina, Henderson, Amanda, Smith, Nerida A. and Mey, Amary (2013) Community pharmacy experiential placement: comparison of preceptor and student perspectives in an Australian postgraduate pharmacy programme. Pharmacy Education, 13 1: 15-21.

Author Fejzic, Jasmina
Henderson, Amanda
Smith, Nerida A.
Mey, Amary
Title Community pharmacy experiential placement: comparison of preceptor and student perspectives in an Australian postgraduate pharmacy programme
Journal name Pharmacy Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1560-2214
1477-2701
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 15
End page 21
Total pages 7
Place of publication The Hague, Netherlands
Publisher International Pharmaceutical Federation
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Community Pharmacy Placements are an integral component of the pharmacy curriculum. Their success relies heavily on the willingness and capability of pharmacists to precept.

Aims: To explore community pharmacy preceptors' perceptions about factors that assist them facilitate student learning, and the corresponding pharmacy students' perception of their experiential learning.

Method: Preceptors (n=75) and their preceptees (n=83) were asked to complete anonymous surveys immediately following the placement. Descriptive statistics were conducted on surveys returned [53 preceptors, 51 students].

Results: Preceptors positively rated support from the University and their teams. Students rated their experiential placement as productive. Preceptors indicated difficulty preceptoring in busy and complex situations.

Conclusion: Placements are valuable for preceptees. Preceptors are supported through information provided by the University, however guidance could be provided around managing students in complex and difficult situations. Quality pharmacy preceptor guidance should ensure continuation of positive learning experiences for students.
Keyword Community pharmacy placements
Preceptor training
Preceptors
Students
Support needs
Work-integrated/experiential learning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Pharmacy Publications
 
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