FORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES OF FUTURE PHARMACISTS IN IVANO-FRANKIVSK NATIONAL MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
The development of socio-economic transformations in Ukraine requires and makes new demands on the process of training specialists in the pharmaceutical industry. The profession of pharmacist is socially important and has its own characteristics because it is aimed at maintaining and improving human health, prevention and prophylaxis of diseases.
The purpose of this work is to analyze the formation of the process of professional competency of the future pharmacist in classes on pharmaceutical disciplines at Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University.
The object of this research was the professional training of future pharmacists at Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University. To achieve this goal we have used such methods of scientific analysis as generalization, comparison, systematic and logical analysis.
A qualified pharmacist is a healthcare professional who is responsible for the rational use of medicines and makes every effort to provide patients with effective medicines and high-quality pharmaceutical services.
The concept of professional training declares that the structure, content and quality of pharmaceutical education must meet national and international standards. The analysis of the qualification characteristics of the professions in the field of health care shows that for the successful training of a competitive specialist it is necessary to select a number of general and special competencies and to form the relevant program results for higher education seekers.
The World Health Organization has proposed the Seven-Star Pharmacist concept, according to which the pharmacist must have special knowledge and skills, be responsible in the performance of his professional duties, carefully and dignifiedly treat the patient, because it is about the personal needs of a person who is waiting for professional help. To implement this concept the pharmacist must have a number of competencies provided by the educational and professional program “Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy” in the field of knowledge 22 “Health Care”, in specialty 226 “Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy” of the second (master’s) level. This program focuses on the current requirements of the World Health Organization for the role and mission of the pharmacist in the health care system. It organically combines theoretical and practical components of training on the bases of practice in conditions as close as possible to real. The program is implemented in a logical sequence of disciplines of the curriculum. A number of program competencies, which must be possessed by a pharmacy student, are characterized within the educational and professional program.
Thus, in the formation of the personality of a pharmacy student, who is future master in the field of pharmacy, an important role is given to the professional orientation of education in Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, which is not possible without the high-quality theoretical and practical training in basic sciences.
The formation of professional competency of future pharmacists takes place in lectures, practical and seminar classes in pharmaceutical disciplines, as well as during training and manufacturing practice in accordance with the curriculum. Their main task is to provide the higher education students with the competencies specified in the standard of higher pharmaceutical education.
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