Presbyterian Twelve Competencies
The School of Pharmacy has twelve general outcomes, which are referred to as the Presbyterian Twelve Competencies. These competency statements include the liberal learning outcomes from Presbyterian College that are applicable to professional pharmacy education. The PC Competencies are:
1. Communicate effectively: The student will demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
2. Make Evidence-based Decisions in the Practice of Pharmacy: The student will demonstrate competency in using drug information skills to promote evidence-based practices.
3. Excel at Problem Prevention and Solving: The student will effectively evaluate information and critically think through issues to provide appropriate solutions to drug-related problems.
4. Dispense Pharmaceuticals: The student will demonstrate the ability to assess and evaluate the patient’s medication orders, effectively procure appropriate products, prepare, dispense, distribute, and if necessary administer medications in an effective manner which contributes to the healing of individual patients.
5. Provide Pharmaceutical Care to Individual Patients: The student will utilize appropriate clinical judgment to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to patients with common disease states.
6. Provide Pharmaceutical Care to Patient Populations: The student will demonstrate therapeutic guidance by responding to the many factors that influence health, disease and disability, besides those of a biological nature.
7. Support Inter-professional Interaction and Teamwork: The student will demonstrate effective interpersonal and team behaviors in a variety of social and professional situations and circumstances
8. Exercise good Ethical and Legal Judgment: The student will recognize the ethical dimensions of pharmacy practice and health policy; identify alternatives in difficult ethical choices; systematically analyze the conflicting considerations supporting different alternatives; and formulate, defend, and effectively carry out a course of action that takes account of these ethical complexities.
9. Seek Personal and Professional Growth: The student will establish personal values and priorities in order to balance personal and professional commitments. The student will actively set clear learning goals, pursue them, and apply the knowledge gained to the practice of his/her profession.
10. Demonstrate Management Skills: The student will demonstrate the ability to manage human, financial and other resources related to the practice of pharmacy.
11. Advance Pharmacy and Health Care: The student will be able to identify issues of public, professional and institutional concern and works for the common good to bring resolution.
12. Promote Health and Public Welfare: The student will be involved in community and professional efforts to promote health for the public welfare.