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Students's perspectives on pharmacy curriculum in a Malaysian university

Al-Efan, Qais Muhammad Ahmad and Nik Mohamed, Mohamad Haniki and Awaisu, Ahmed and Abdul Razak, Tariq and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin (2009) Students's perspectives on pharmacy curriculum in a Malaysian university. Malaysian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 7 (2). pp. 125-136. ISSN 2180-429X

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Abstract

Institutions of higher learning are working hard to provide effective, high quality educational programs. Meanwhile, potential students are also looking at “quality” as a metric to help make their decisions about which college to join. Mechanisms to evaluate the quality of higher education offered in universities are already available. This study aimed to determine students’ attitudes and opinions regarding the pharmacy curriculum at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). A survey instrument was administered to all final year bachelor of pharmacy (BPharm) students. Forty students (93%) completed and returned the survey. The majority of students (75%) expressed their satisfaction regarding the curriculum in general. Most students (74%) were also satisfied with the courses offered by the department of pharmacy practice. However, students were not satisfied with certain issues such as overlapping of some pharmacy practice courses, and the inclusion of the Malaysian language course in the BPharm curriculum.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5123/28826
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pharmacy, Curriculum, Student, Perspective
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Dr Jamalludin Ab Rahman
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 15:40
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 12:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28826

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