ERIC Number: ED122681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
Competency Identification. A Report to the Professional Education Committee of the College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota.
Dobbert, Daniel J.
The concept of competency-based (CB) curriculum was applied to the College of Pharmacy in March, 1975, after extensive study of the idea. Establishment of a CB curriculum was viewed as a project with several components: competency identification, validation and evaluation of competencies, assessment of the presence of competencies, instructional development and assessment, program operation, and program maintenance. Each component is directed toward the overall goal, and each is a critical activity for a viable dynamic program of preparation in pharmacy. Competency identification is either an analysis or synthesis procedure depending upon the goal; analysis being the separation of the functioning of a competent practitioner into the component parts and synthesis, the combination of components to create a new type of competent practitioner. Both analysis and synthesis procedures are necessary to develop competencies for a training program. Methods for implementing the procedures are discussed, along with general recommendations for the project. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Pharmacy.