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Become a Pharmacy Preceptor

Taipei Medical University via FutureLearn


Good internship programs are vital for training healthcare providers well - that’s why effective pharmacy preceptors, the teachers who guide students through their pharmacy training, are so important.

This course will provide those looking to become internship preceptors, in the context of pharmacy education, with basic knowledge about pharmacy precepting.

Understand the basic principle of precepting

On this course you’ll get an introduction to pharmacy precepting, noting the typical responsibilities and duties a preceptor must take on.

Learn how to create a well-organised learning experience

Along with clinical skill, a good preceptor should know how to design well-structured learning experiences and how to assess trainees. You’ll look at both of these areas and develop your skill in each.

Discover the qualities of an effective pharmacy preceptor

There are many qualities an effective pharmacy preceptor should have. From interpersonal skills to integrity, honesty and being responsible - a preceptor must act as a role model for students. They should be able to build proper relationships with their students. On this course we’ll look at how you can develop these qualities so you can become a great preceptor.

This course has been designed for those working in healthcare looking to become pharmacy preceptors.

In addition to the Taiwan Society of Health-System Pharmacists, this course is also accredited by the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations and the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations Foundation as credit towards your Continuing Professional Development.


  • Introduction to Pharmacy Precepting
    • How to be a super preceptor
    • Principles of experiential learning
  • The Steps of Precepting
    • GPS precepting: assessment, feedback, and grading
    • Designing a structured, well-organized learning experience
  • Great Preceptors and Great Rotations
    • Strategies for bringing out the best in every student
    • Traits of great preceptors and characteristics of great rotations
  • The Outcomes of Precepting
    • Optimal outcome precepting: putting everything together
    • Assessment time

Taught by

Elizabeth Chang


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4.8 rating at FutureLearn based on 17 ratings

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  • Margaret O' Doherty completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This course includes lots of useful information for those who are or wish to be pharmacy preceptors but it is presented in an unimaginative lecture style format that offer little advantage to reading the material in a book.

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