Education on antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance, and infectious diseases in pharmacy curricula, Thailand

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Research Article: Education on antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance, and infectious diseases in pharmacy curricula, Thailand
Author: Taniya Paiboonvong, Chalermsri Pummangura, P. Tedtaisong, V. Thamlikitkul, P. Tragulpiankit, T. Suansanae, S. Sukkha, P. Montakantikul
Email: taniya.pai@siam.edu
Department/Faculty Faculty of Pharmacy,  Siam University, Bangkok 10160
Published: Pharmacy Science Asia 2018, 45(2), 105-113

Citation

Paiboonvong T.,  Pummangura C., Tedtaisong P. , Thamlikitkul V. , Tragulpiankit P. , Suansanae T. , Sukkha S. , Montakantikul P. . (2018). Education on antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance, and infectious diseases in pharmacy curricula, Thailand. Pharmacy Science Asia, 45(2), 105-113.


ABSTRACT

To compare the number and percentage of subjects, credits, and learning hours with regard to antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance, and infectious diseases in pharmacy curricula of Faculty of Pharmacy in Thailand. This was a survey study that defined keywords in regard with antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance, and infectious diseases by physician and clinical pharmacist. The keywords were used to search from course descriptions, and course syllabi in Thai pharmacy curricula in each university. There were19 universities providing pharmacy curricula in Thailand, which data were completed by 13 out of 19 universities. All universities provided the subjects related to antimicrobials, antimicrobials resistance and infectious diseases. Khon Kaen University had the highest number (36 credits) and percentage of credits (15.79%). Siam University had the highest percentage of lecture hours (57.33%). Mahasarakam University had the highest percentage of laboratory hours (86.67%). In addition, there were 6 out of 19 universities with the infectious diseases clerkship. All 19 universities provided the subjects related to antimicrobials, bacterial resistance and infectious diseases in various types of learning (i.e. lecture, laboratory and clerkship). These could provide pharmacy graduates in promoting appropriate use of antimicrobial agents.

Keyword: Antimicrobials; Antimicrobial resistance, Infectious diseases, Pharmacy curricula, Thailand.


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