General practice-based undergraduate pharmacy longitudinal clerkship: a theoretically underpinned qualitative evaluation.
Innes, C.; Cunningham, S.; Addison, B.; Wedekind, Y.; Watson, E.; Rudd, I.; Power, A.; Karim, L.; Rushworth, G.F.
Professor Scott Cunningham firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Brian Addison email@example.com
Academic Strategic Lead
LAURA KARIM firstname.lastname@example.org
A Pharmacy Longitudinal Clerkship (PLC) was designed to develop student pharmacists'(SPs) competence in a general practice setting. The aim was to carry out a theoretically-underpinned qualitative evaluation of stakeholder perceptions regarding the influences of behavioural determinants on SP development for clinical practice in general practice. General practice-based PLCs were delivered in 2019/20 and 2020/21 for two cohorts of SPs in NHS Highland, Scotland. Qualitative semi-structured interviews were used to explore stakeholder perceptions regarding the influences of behavioural determinants on SP development. Informed written consent was obtained. An interview schedule was developed and piloted using the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using thematic methodology. Ethics approval was granted. Seven SPs and five general practitioner (GP) tutors were interviewed. Key themes were identified and mapped to TDF domains, including: knowledge - utilisation and practical application of knowledge; skills - triangulation of skills under clinical supervision; beliefs about capabilities - confidence building with clinical and patient contact; professional role and identity - elucidation of professional roles within general practice. This evaluation shows benefits of embedding SPs within clinical teams and immersing them in a clinical environment over a prolonged period in a general practice PLC. It is expected this will translate into a more confident transition to postgraduate professional clinical practice. Funding should be sought to test alternative PLC arrangements including: multiple full-time longitudinal placement blocks; or ultimately a year-long longitudinal clerkship programme with an IPE element.
INNES, C., CUNNINGHAM, S., ADDISON, B., WEDEKIND, Y., WATSON, E., RUDD, I., POWER, A., KARIM, L. and RUSHWORTH, G.F. 2022. General practice-based undergraduate pharmacy longitudinal clerkship: a theoretically underpinned qualitative evaluation. International journal of clinical pharmacy [online], 44(5), pages 1123-1131. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-022-01429-0
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||May 7, 2022|
|Online Publication Date||Jul 26, 2022|
|Publication Date||Oct 31, 2022|
|Deposit Date||May 20, 2022|
|Publicly Available Date||Jul 27, 2023|
|Journal||International journal of clinical pharmacy|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Clinical clerkship; Pharmacist education; Pharmacy education; Health care education; Pharmacist students; Pharmacy students; Experiential learning; General practice; Pharmacy|
|Additional Information||This article has been published with separate supporting information. This supporting information has been incorporated into a single file on this repository and can be found at the end of the document. The Preprint for this article was published on Research Square: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1283929/v1|
INNES 2022 General practice-based undergraduate
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