PACOP held FDS 2015 at UST
Pharmacy educators from all over the country gathered in a 3-day seminar held at the Tanghalang Teresita Quirino, University of Santo Tomas last October 26 – 28, 2015 with the theme “ Perspective and Prospective on Pharmacy Education Landscape”. The goal of the Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) is to update the PACOP and non-PACOP member schools and faculty members on the recent development in Outcome-Based Education Curriculum (OBE) as mandated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the drafting of the competencies in the Pharmacy curriculum to be integrated in the Philippine Practice Standards for Pharmacists (PhilPSP). The three-day event started with a lecture-discussion and interactive activitieslead by UP Professors Dr Nemuel Fajutagana and Prof. Elizabeth Grajeda of the National Teachers’ Training Center for the Health Professions, University of the Philippines Manila. The speakers discussed thedifferent ways of conducting assessment and evaluation and followed by a workshop in which faculty members are grouped into threeclusters based on the current Pharmacy Curriculum namely, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutics and Practice of Pharmacy. They presented a draft onthe learning objectivestest construction, assessment and evaluation of each subject included in the cluster. The second half and third day of the seminar were led by Mr. Eric Salenga, Chair of the Technical Committee on Policies and Standards and PhilPSP Technical Working Group of the Philippine Pharmacists Association (PPhA). It started with the introduction of the PhilPSP that was drafted and approved during the 2015 PPhA National Convention in Bacolod City last April. The PhilPSP were incorporated by the faculty members to the present curriculum with emphasis on the outcomes and competencies of a Filipino Pharmacist in the filed of Academe, Regulatory, Manufacturing, Hospital, Public Health and Research. Capping the three-day seminar is the awarding of PACOP membership to Centro Escolar University-Makati and University of Makati, respectively by Dean Imelda Pena of UP College of Pharmacy, PACOP President.
As we prepare for the full implementation of the K-12 program and the new CMO on Pharmacy Education and Curriculum, this FDS will help us in establishing a relevant learning experiences and assessment to the future of the profession.KJM
PACOP Pays Tribute to Dean Gilda Rivero and Dean Ileana Cruz
The opening ceremonies for the 2014 National Pharmacy Week was hosted by Centro Escolar University, Makati campus, with the theme “The Filipino Pharmacists for the Filipino people ensuring better health care, medicines and services” on December 1, 2014. The PACOP Day, held after the opening ceremonies, was hosted by the Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (PACOP), under the leadership of its 2nd-term President, Dr. Imelda Peña. The event was highlighted by four significant parts. The first part was the Tribute to former PACOP Deans, Dean Gilda Rivero of the University of San Agustin and Dean Ileana Cruz of Emilio Aguinaldo College. Dean Rivero and Dean Cruz’s accomplishments were worthy to be honoured and emulated since these had instilled inspiration to all the members present, both faculty and students. Second highlight in the celebration was the encouraging lecture and updates in pharmacy practice that were provided by another former Dean, Dr. Olivia Limuaco, the president of Philippine Pharmacists Association (PPhA) and the Vice-President of CEU Makati. She likewise inducted the new officers of PACOP for 2014-2016 as witnessed by other Deans and program heads of schools offering pharmacy program, faculty members, students and guests from affiliate organizations of PPhA. The program was concluded with the soft launching of the PACOP Gawad Educators Award, the details of which were presented by PACOP Executive Vice -President and Dean of the School of Pharmacy of the University of Santo Tomas, Prof. Elena Manansala. see more photos @ photo gallery page.....