Swedish Students' and Preceptors' Perceptions of What Students Learn in a Six-Month Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience
2011 (English)In: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, ISSN 0002-9459, E-ISSN 1553-6467, Vol. 75, no 10, 197- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective. To identify what pharmacy students learn during the 6-month advanced pharmacy practiceexperience (APPE) in Sweden.
Methods. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 pharmacy APPE students and 17 pharmacist preceptors and analyzed in a qualitative directed content analysis using a deﬁned workplacelearning typology for categories.
Results. The Swedish APPE provides students with task performance skills for work at pharmacies andsocial and professional knowledge, such as teamwork, how to learn while in a work setting, selfevaluation, understanding of the pharmacist role, and decision making and problem solving skills.Many of these skills and knowledge are not accounted for in the curricula in Sweden. Using a workplace learning typology to identify learning outcomes, as in this study, could be useful for curriculadevelopment.
Conclusions. Exploring the learning that takes place during the APPE in a pharmacy revealed a broadrange of skills and knowledge that students acquire
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 75, no 10, 197- p.
advanced pharmacy practice experience, curriculum, pharmacy practice experience, learning outcomes, assessmen
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-168272DOI: 10.5688/ajpe7510197ISI: 000298324500004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-168272DiVA: diva2:491920