Title

Assessment of center for the advancement of pharmaceutical education (CAPE) outcomes in a capstone course of an accelerated pharmacy program

UMMS Affiliation

Meyers Primary Care Institute

Date

10-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Education, Pharmacy

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Medical Education | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences | Primary Care

Abstract

Objective

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education endorses assessment of achievement of learning outcomes in pharmacy programs. This is a process that is aided by requiring that course outcomes align with student learning outcomes (SLOs). We sought to assess student achievement of multiple outcomes that have been linked to a senior capstone course.

Materials and Methods

SLOs were applied to a capstone course that requires a professional poster presentation. Faculty assessment of SLOs achievement and students' self-assessment were completed using specific evaluation tools. Successful achievement was defined as an overall score of greater than or equal to 70%.

Results

There were 158 students assessed by faculty; 92 students completed self-evaluations. Faculty assessment found that students completed 85% of the course evaluation items (70% expected, p less than or equal to 0.001), with student self-assessment consistent with faculty assessment.

Conclusions

The assessment methods in this course provided insight into how well our pharmacy curriculum prepares students for performance of tasks that are essential attributes for a graduating pharmacist.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Silva MA, Horton E, Abel C, Belliveau PP. Assessment of CAPE outcomes in a capstone course of an accelerated pharmacy program. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.2011;3:299-306. DOI 10.1016/j.cptl.2011.07.003