Key learning outcomes for clinical pharmacology and therapeutics education in Europe: a modified Delphi study

Brinkman, D J, Tichelaar, J, Mokkink, L B, Christiaens, T, Likic, R, Maciulaitis, R, Costa, J, Sanz, E J, Maxwell, S R, Richir, M C and van Agtmael, M A (2017) Key learning outcomes for clinical pharmacology and therapeutics education in Europe: a modified Delphi study. Clinical Pharmacololgy and Therapeutics. ISSN 0009-9236

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Abstract

Harmonizing clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (CPT) education in Europe is necessary to ensure that the prescribing competency of future doctors is of an uniform high standard. As there are currently no uniform requirements, our aim was to achieve consensus on key learning outcomes for undergraduate CPT education in Europe. We used a modified Delphi method consisting of three questionnaire rounds and a panel meeting. 129 experts from 27 European countries were asked to rate 307 learning outcomes. 92 experts (71%) completed all three questionnaire rounds, and 33 experts (26%) attended the meeting. 232 learning outcomes from the original list, 15 newly suggested and 5 rephrased outcomes were included. These 252 learning outcomes should be included in undergraduate CPT curricula to ensure that European graduates are able to prescribe safely and effectively. We provide a blueprint of a European core curriculum describing when and how the learning outcomes might be acquired.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Clinical Pharmacology; Therapeutics; Pharmacotherapy; Prescribing; Learning Outcomes; Education; Undergraduate; Student; Medical Curriculum; Europe
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Division of Medical Education
Subjects: L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0031 Internal medicine. Practice of medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM0138 Drug prescribing
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM0139 Prescription writing
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM0146 Misuse of therapeutic drugs. Medication errors
Depositing User: Michael Okorie
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2018 12:58
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2018 12:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/72521

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