Learning Outcomes and Professional Competencies
To ensure entry into the profession in a broad variety of settings and working in cooperation with patients, prescribers, and other members of the health care team, students should achieve the following competencies:
- Provide patient care by applying sound therapeutic principles and evidence-based data that are based on emerging technologies, evolving biomedical, pharmaceutical, clinical sciences, and relevant psychosocial-cultural aspects that may impact therapeutic outcomes.
- Manage and use resources of the health care system to retrieve, analyze, assess, and interpret scientific and clinical data in order to coordinate safe, accurate, and time-sensitive medication distribution to the patient, thereby minimizing medication errors while optimizing therapeutic outcomes.
- Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention in communities and at-risk populations by taking into account relevant socioeconomic, legal, ethical, cultural, administrative, and professional issues in developing and implementing population specific quality improvement programs and risk‐reduction strategies.
- Integrate a biblical worldview with the role of a pharmacist in providing patient care, managing information resources, promoting health, and preventing diseases in different communities and at-risk populations.
- Represent Christ in their attitudes and values by modeling servant leadership in applying their skills and knowledge as pharmacists.
To confirm readiness to practice, our graduates will be prepared as leaders in the profession who, as a result of meeting the competency statements, will:
- Ensure optimal medication therapy outcomes and patient safety
- Meet educational requirements for licensure as a pharmacist and the University for the degree
- Engage in evidence-based, logical, systematic, collaborative, interprofessional practice
- Engage in self-motivated, lifelong learning
- Exhibit professional and ethical behaviors
- Demonstrate professional and social responsibility
- Demonstrate an awareness of individual and cultural differences, which will include health literacy and health care disparities
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills