Pharmacy Education in the Twenty First Century and Beyond - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128119099

Pharmacy Education in the Twenty First Century and Beyond

1st Edition

Global Achievements and Challenges

Paperback ISBN: 9780128119099
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2018
Page Count: 380
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Pharmacy Education in the Twenty First Century and Beyond: Global Achievements and Challenges offers a complete reference on global pharmacy education, along with a detailed discussion of future issues and solutions. This book begins with a brief overview of the history of pharmacy education, covering all levels of education and styles of learning, from undergraduate, continuing professional education, and methods for self-learning and development. Teaching strategies such as team-based learning, problem-based learning and interdisciplinary education are also described and compared to conclude why certain pharmacy programs attract students, and why educators prefer particular teaching strategies, assessment tools and learning styles.

As a result, this book provides pharmacy educators, administrators, students and practitioners with a comprehensive guide to pharmacy education that will enable readers to choose the best approaches to improve, reform or select a program based on worldwide experience and the latest available evidence and research.

Key Features

  • Describes and discusses the advantages and disadvantages associated with different types of pharmacy curricula, degree programs, styles of learning, teaching strategies, and more
  • Edited and written by a team of authors to provide diverse global experiences and insights into what factors make a program attractive and successful
  • Covers important topics in pharmacy education, such as quality and accreditation issues, the business of pharmacy education, leadership and similarities


Pharmacy administrators in academia and practice sites, pharmacy educators, pharmacy students, practicing pharmacists, researchers interested in pharmacy practice, pharmacy education and the pharmaceutical sciences

Table of Contents

Section I: Defining Pharmacy Education
1. History of Pharmacy Education 
1.1 Pharmacy Education: A Historical Perspective From East to West: An Eastern Perspective
1.2 Pharmacy Education: A Historical Perspective From East to West: A Western Perspective
2. Philosophy and Models
2.1 Oharmacy Education: Phiosophy, Models and Theories: An Eastern Perspective
2.2 Pharmacy Education: Philosophy, Models and Theories: A Western Perspective

Section II: Pharmaceutical Education: Basic Roles and Contributions
3. Role of Pharmacy Education in the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice 
3.1 The Role of Pharmacy Education in the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice: A Western Perspective
3.2 The Role of Pharmacy Education in the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice: An Eastern Perspective
4. How Pharmacy Education Contributes to Pharmaceutical Research and Development
5. How Pharmacy Education Contributes to Patient and Pharmaceutical Care
6. The Role of Pharmacy Education in Public and Community Health

Section III: Pharmaceutical Education: Features and Contributing Factors
7. Curricula Orientations: Classical Versus Clinically Oriented Curricula
8. Qualifications and Degrees Offered in Pharmacy Worldwide: A Comprehensive Overview
9. Teaching Strategies Used in Pharmacy
10. Assessment Methods and Tools
11. Similarities and Differences Between the East and West: Developed and Developing Worlds

Section IV: Special Issues in Pharmaceutical Education
12. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Self-learning
13. Capacity Building in Pharmacy Education
14. Quality and Accreditation Issues in Pharmacy Education
15. The Business of Pharmacy Education: Market Competition/Private Versus Government Players
16. Equality, Disparity and Ethical Issues in Pharmacy Education
17. Regulatory and Legal Issues in Pharmacy Education
18. Curriculum Development: Mismatch between Supply and Demand
19. Leadership in Pharmacy Education
20. Interprofessional Education in Pharmacy
21. Debatable Issues and Future Dimensions in Pharmacy
22. Concluding Remarks about Pharmacy Education: Achievements, Challenges and Potential Solutions


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