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Comparison of Pharmacy Students' Perception of Learning Experiences in Inter-professional Education in the Philippines and Indonesia

Nacabuan, Shiela May J. and Salenga, Roderick L. and Perwitasari, Dyah Aryani and Hidayati, Ana and Faridah, Imaniar Noor and Opina-Tan, Louricha A. and Rosyidah, Rosyidah and Astuti, Fardiasih Dwi (2016) Comparison of Pharmacy Students' Perception of Learning Experiences in Inter-professional Education in the Philippines and Indonesia. Philippine Journal of Health Research and Development, 20 (3). pp. 28-35. ISSN 0118-08-78

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Abstract

Background : The inclusion of Interprofessional Education (IPE) in pharmacy schools has long been recommended by American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and its constituents to provide faculty and students the opportunity for collaborative practice. However, IPE has not been fully embraced in all pharmacy schools. The University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) College of Pharmacy and Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) Faculty of Pharmacy in Yogyakarta, Indonesia were among the first in Asia to incorporate IPE in their respective countries. Objective : The objective of the study is to compare the perception of the learning experiences of pharmacy students of UPM and UAD. Findings from this study may provide an indication whether IPE is an effective teaching strategy to make pharmacy students “collaborative practice-ready” graduates regardless of the healt professions they worked with, scope of IPE experience, and the location of IPE. Methodology : The study is a quantitative, comparative pre- and post-intervention which utilized the validated questionnaire by Luecht (1990). This was administered to fifteen (15) UPM and eighteen (18) UAD first batch of pharmacy students who participated in IPE in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Result and Conclusion : The results showed high scores for both universities but UPM students have consistently improved scores in terms of autonomy, competency, perceived need for cooperation, and understanding the roles of others. The differences in the results may have been contributed by the small sample size, results being self-reports, established IPE program in UPM, diversity of the team, and previous experience of faculty preceptors handling multidisciplinary teams. Despite the differences, the study still showed that IPE can be a valuable tool in producing “collaborative practice-ready” pharmacy graduates who can promote better patient and community outcomes. Keyword : inteprofessional education, pharmacy IPE, collaborative practice

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Faculty of Pharmacy (Fakultas Farmasi) > Pharmacy Doc
Depositing User: dyah aryani
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 01:47
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 01:47
URI: http://eprints.uad.ac.id/id/eprint/7191

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