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Become a Pharmacy Preceptor

Learn how to become an effective pharmacy preceptor, exploring the qualities a great preceptor needs.

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Become a Pharmacy Preceptor

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Why join the course?

Good internship programs are vital for training healthcare providers well - that’s why effective pharmacy preceptors, the teachers who guide students through their pharmacy training, are so important.

This course will provide those looking to to be internship preceptors, in the context of pharmacy education, with basic knowledge about pharmacy precepting.

Understand the basic principle of precepting

On this course you’ll get an introduction to pharmacy precepting, noting the typical responsibilities and duties a preceptor must take on.

Learn how to create a well-organised learning experience

Along with clinical skill, a good preceptor should know how to design well-structured learning experiences and how to assess trainees. You’ll look at both of these areas and develop your skill in each.

Discover the qualities of an effective pharmacy preceptor

There are many qualities an effective pharmacy preceptor should have. From interpersonal skills to integrity, honesty and being responsible - a preceptor must act as a role model for students. They should be able to build proper relationships with their students. On this course we’ll look at how you can develop these qualities so you can become a great preceptor.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsHello, Everyone! My name is Shawn Chen. I'm the chairman and associate professor of clinical pharmacy department.

Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds Today, I'm pleased to introduce you our new course in clinical pharmacy: How to be a super clinical pharmacy perceptor. To be a good mentor, we can respectively recite how we grew up. First, we start to know the principles. Then, we knows the background. And then, our mentors show us how to perform these clinical tasks. Finally, we do them by ourself. Through this process, knowledge becomes skills, and skills become our abilities. In this series of lectures, we hope to foster our students with their clinical abilities and skills, and also the best usage of the knowledge they earned from the school. In this course, we invite two important clinical faculties to share their experience with us.

Skip to 1 minute and 19 secondsI would like to use Dr. Brown's figure to illustrate our goals for students. We hope to build our students professional abilities in three different dimensions. Professional compatibility is the integrated competence from knowledge, skills and clinical judgment. The second one is the interpersonal compatibility, which means communication and people skill. The last dimension is even more important. Through our professional life, personal reliability, it is a character of honesty, integrity and responsibility. In this course we hope to help pharmacists in clinical path to become excellent receptors. This course records TMU's efforts on develop the same methodology for our preceptors across TMU hospitals. We hope these experiences can benefit even more to all clinical pharmacists precepting students in their career life.

What topics will you cover?

  • How to be a super preceptor
  • Principles of experiential learning in pharmacy and basketball
  • GPS precepting: assessment, feedback, and grading
  • Designing a structured, well-organized learning experience
  • Strategies for bringing out the best in every student
  • Traits of great preceptors and characteristics of great rotations
  • Optimal outcome precepting: putting everything together

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

  • Compare the differences between knowledge learning and experiential learning
  • Develop the skills for best practice
  • Describe the abilities a good pharmacy preceptor should have
  • Improve the design of professional training

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed for those working in healthcare looking to become pharmacy preceptors.

Endorsed by

accredited by

Who will you learn with?

Daniel Brown

I have been a pharmacy educator for more than 35 years. As of July, 2017, I will be the dean of the College of Pharmacy at California Health Sciences University.

Who developed the course?

Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

Accredited by Taiwan Society of Health-System Pharmacists

This course is accredited by the Taiwan Society of Health-System Pharmacists as credit towards your Continuing Professional Development.

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $79 you’ll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Access to tests

When you upgrade you’ll have access to any tests during the course.

  • Validate your learning
  • Ensure you have mastered the material
  • Qualify for a certificate

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to take any tests and score over 70%. You don’t get access to tests if you choose to take a course for free.

A Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your Linkedin or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete, and score over 70% on any course tests.