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Education Working Group of the European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT)and its affiliated Network of Teachers in Pharmacotherapy(NOTIP).Key Learning Outcomes for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Education in Europe: A Modified Delphi Study

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Harmonizing clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (CPT) education in Europe is necessary to ensure that the prescribing competency of future doctors is of a uniform high standard. As there are currently no uniform requirements, our aim was to achieve consensus on key learning outcomes for undergraduate CPT education in Europe. We used a modified Delphi method consisting of three questionnaire rounds and a panel meeting. A total of 129 experts from 27 European countries were asked to rate 307 learning outcomes. In all, 92 experts (71%) completed all three questionnaire rounds, and 33 experts (26%) attended the meeting. 232 learning outcomes from the original list, 15 newly suggested and 5 rephrased outcomes were included. These 252 learning outcomes should be included in undergraduate CPT curricula to ensure that European graduates are able to prescribe safely and effectively. We provide a blueprint of a European core curriculum describing when and how the learning outcomes might be acquired.

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Author(s): Brinkman DJ, Tichelaar J, Mokkink LB, Christiaens T, Likic R, Maciulaitis R, Costa J, Sanz EJ, Maxwell SR, Richir MC, van Agtmael MA, EACPT and NOTIP

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Year: 2019

Volume: 104

Issue: 2

Pages: 317-325

Print publication date: 03/08/2018

Online publication date: 05/12/2017

Acceptance date: 25/11/2017

ISSN (print): 0009-9236

ISSN (electronic): 1532-6535

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


DOI: 10.1002/cpt.962

PubMed id: 29205299


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