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The core concepts of pharmacology education - An international call to action

  • Monday, September 20, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Online Webinar

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The core concepts of pharmacology education - An international call to action

An international team of pharmacology educators, under the banner of IUPHAR education section, have committed to producing an international consensus list of core concepts of pharmacology.

Core concepts are the big ideas that are important for all graduates to know, even long after they graduate. They are enduring and timeless, and perhaps most importantly, they are useful to solve problems or predict outcomes

The team will work with educators and students around the world to identify and unpack the core concepts of pharmacology education, and then to develop concept inventories that will test attainment of those concepts. So far over 140 educators from 16 countries have responded to the international survey. 

In this session, you will

  • Learn about core concepts and concept inventories
  • Learn about the impact that core concepts and concept inventories have had in other disciplines, and the reasons that an international team have committed to doing this work in pharmacology
  • Have your say about which concepts in pharmacology education should be considered core concepts
  • Have a (spirited) discussion about the published first list of core concepts from a team of Australian pharmacology educators
  • Learn more about how you can contribute to this project

From Paul White and Liz Davis, on behalf of the project team

Prof. Paul White, Deputy Dean (Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences) Monash University
A/Prof. Liz Davis, Monash University, Chair IUPHAR Education Section
Dr. Laurel Gorman, Director of Pharmacology Curriculum, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Past-Chair, ASPET Division of Pharmacology Education
Dr. Clare Guilding, Director for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Newcastle University
Dr. Steven Tucker, University of Aberdeen; Vice President for Academic Development, British Pharmacological Society
Prof. Helen Ochuko Kwanashie, Ahmadu Bello University; President, Past President, West African Society for Pharmacology (WASP)
Mrs. Shirra Moch, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Health Sciences Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Dr. Tom Angelo, Emeritus Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Prof. John Kelly, Discipline of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, NUI Galway, Ireland
Dr. Kuniaki Ishii, Department of Pharmacology, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Japan
Dr. Fabiana Crowley, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, Canada

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