The Council is pleased to announce the award of $10,000 in grants funding to Hayley Croft and the University of Newcastle for a research project entitled 'Simulation based assessment for evaluating pharmacists' competence in clinical decision making during medication review and supply’.
The University of Newcastle has developed a simulation-based assessment framework for teaching and evaluating good dispensing practice. The research project will focus on the validation of the framework as an assessment tool, and the development and roll-out of an online resource to provide pharmacy educators with a standardised and rigorous approach to teaching and assessing competent and safe dispensing.
The proposed simulation-based assessment framework aims to offer a significant contribution to competency evaluation within the profession using a framework with measures that give a valid reflection of a pharmacist's level of performance and information on their ability to dispense safely.
The first round of education and research grants funding for 2018 is now open. Applications are invited by the closing date of 1 May 2018.
Visit our Education and Research page for more information.