Curriculum Review of the BS Pharmacy Program of a Local University in the NCR, Philippines: A Mechanism for Quality Assurance


The Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program at a local university in the NCR was officially approved on February 10, 2012 by virtue of the Board Resolution No. 2012-029. Curriculum enhancements were made in order to align with the thrust of the local university. On December 2021, the new PSGs for BS Pharmacy program was officially released for implementation. This study, conducted from March to April 2022, aimed to determine students’ level of achievement of the PLOs; strengths, limitations, recommendations and over all impressions on the program; evolved themes based qualitative responses, serving as bases for creating an action plan. Sequential, mixed-method approach was used: review of documents, online survey (Aquino, et al., 2018) and FGDs. Through purposive and convenience sampling, thirty-six (36) Levels 3 and 4 students were administered with the instrument. FGDs with students (N=55), alumni (N=6), faculty members (N=8) and industry partners (N=4) were also conducted. Results show that students’ strengths are along PLO1B (3.53, SD.136 & 3.50, SD .074), Store and dispense drugs following appropriate guidelines; and PLO5 (3.4630 SD .13436 & 3.4040 SD.13968), Provide pharmaceutical care including counseling on medicinal use, medication error and medication safety. However, they need to improve on PLO 1A (3.0574, SD.188 & 3.1289 SD .239) Identify, compound, and manufacture of drugs. Three (3) main themes were difficulty or rigor of the program, best features, and opportunities for continuous improvement. Timely curriculum review is pivotal in the quality assurance of education.

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Maria Fay Nenette M. Cariaga, University of Makati, Philippines
Justine Marie A. Ocampo, University of Makati, Philippines
Estela DV Barasi, University of Makati, Philippines

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Conference: ACEID2023
Stream: Curriculum Design & Development

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Cariaga M., Ocampo J., & Barasi E. (2023) Curriculum Review of the BS Pharmacy Program of a Local University in the NCR, Philippines: A Mechanism for Quality Assurance ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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