- Instructional Innovations in the Waterloo PharmD Bridging Program
- Waterloo PharmD Bridging Program Curricular Design
Teaching Innovations in the University of Waterloo PharmD Bridging Program
Lunch and Learn recorded on April 1, 2015 at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy
The University of Waterloo PharmD Bridging Program incorporates instructional innovations to create a flexible, yet rigorous program for our alumni.
Waterloo PharmD Bridging Program team
- Rosemary Killeen, Director, Distance Education and Continuing Professional Development
- Dr. Jeff Nagge, Associate Clinical Professor
- Dr. Rita Dhami, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
- Stephanie Chiu, Former Experiential Course Coordinator - Bridging
- 00:00 – Introduction (Rosemary Killeen)
- 01:23 – Program overview (Rosemary Killeen)
- 06:06 – Online problem-based learning (Dr. Jeff Nagge)
- 19:30 – Advanced professional practice (Dr. Rita Dhami)
- 27:01 – Clinical rotations and the application of recognition of prior learning (Stephanie Chiu)
Educational Outcomes, Competencies, and Experiential Training
Students in the Waterloo PharmD Bridging Program are assessed according to the educational outcome, competency and experiential training requirements approved by the following organizations:
- Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC)
- National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA)
- Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP)
Competency assessments in our PharmD Bridging Program are consistent with those used in the fourth year courses for our entry-level PharmD program.
Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC)
Students will be assessed on the IPC competencies derived from the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC) National Interprofessional Competency Framework.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
To learn more about RPL in general, read “What is Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)/ Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?” by the Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment (CAPLA).
Nagge J, Killeen R, Jennings B. Using a course pilot in the development of an online problem-based learning (PBL) therapeutics course in a post-professional PharmD program. Curr Pharm Teach Learn 2017; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2017.10.005.