Innovating quality assessment tools for pharmacy studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina - „IQPharm“

Short summary of the project: IQPharm project is centred on raising the quality and modernization of pharmacy studies at public universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina including reinforcement of semi-structured experiential education (EE) in compliance with EU standards and regulations of higher education for regulated professions.

Project's objectives: Development of academic staff professional and pedagogical competencies for more interactive and practical approach to delivery/teaching and assessment of the existing pharmacy curricula through the exchange of best practices between partner and programme institutions and active involvement of major stakeholders in real sector. Improvement of courses delivery through the introduction of assessment tests – Knowledge Retention Evaluation Framework (KREF) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for pharmacy students. Improvements in experiential education (EE) educators’ (pharmaceutical professionals) training and development of E-platform for EE management and administration.

Expected results: The introduction of new tools for the quality assessment of study programs (KREF) will enable the development of evidence-based recommendations for changes, modification and innovations of the existing methods of knowledge transfer, teachers’ didactic approaches and syllabi. The introduction of new system of knowledge assessment gained through the EE course (OSCE) will set equal standards at the national level for learning outcomes of pharmacy graduates. The E-platform will ensure modernization of EE monitoring. Intensive cooperation with EU partner institutions and mobilization of all relevant stakeholders in BiH is anticipated to explore potential new models and approaches to innovative teaching, learning and assessment methods, achieving high standards of educational process and learning outcomes in accordance with the labour market demands.

Coordinating institution: University of Sarajevo Obala Kulina bana 7/II 71000 Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

Project partners: University of Banja Luka, University of Tuzla, University of Mostar, University of Split, University of Novi Sad, Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti – Pescara, University of Dublin

Grant: 797 542.00 EUR
Financing organism: Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Implementation period-duration of the project: 15/01/2021 - 14/01/2024

Tamer Bego; project manager

Coordinator for University of Split:
Darko Modun, University of Split School of Medicine
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