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Pharmacy education during and beyond COVID-19 in six Asia-Pacific countries: changes, challenges, and experiences

Nik Mohamed, Mohamad Haniki and Mak, Vivienne and G, Sumalatha and Nugroho, Agung Endro and Hertian, Triana and ,, Mohd Zulkefeli and Dorjbali, Enkhjarga (2020) Pharmacy education during and beyond COVID-19 in six Asia-Pacific countries: changes, challenges, and experiences. Pharmacy Education, 20 (2). 183 -195. ISSN 1477-2701

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic shifted pharmacy education to remote teaching and learning (T&L) strategies. To share changes, challenges, and experiences in pharmacy education among member countries, the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations hosted a 1.5-hour webinar on 15th May 2020. Questions collected during registration and the live webinar were coded using thematic analysis. A total of 794 participants from 18 countries/territories registered, while 346 attended the webinar. Of 445 questions, 392 were from the registration form and 53 from the webinar. All questions were coded to four major themes: new normal pharmacy education, ethics and safety, material accessibility, and teaching and evaluation methods. Questions during registration were mostly on new normal adaptation (n=79), T&L formats (n=65), and access/resources/ sustainability (n=59). Webinar questions were mainly on assessment format (n=13), laboratory skills (n=9), and access/resources/sustainability (n=9). The webinar provided an opportunity to quickly identify issues regarding pharmacy education during the COVID-19 pandemic for prompt actions and further research.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5123/89137
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, Pharmacy Education, Thematic Analysis Webinar
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 15:28
Last Modified: 06 May 2021 15:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89137

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