Competency (and Beyond): Think Patient. Collaborate. Develop. Evaluate. Improve. Repeat.

Andreia Fradinho Bruno, Maja Ortner Hadžiabdić, Iva Mucalo, Timothy Rennie

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The global workforce needs to be competent, flexible, adaptable, sustainable, and patient focused. A competency approach towards education, development, and professional practice strengthens services and increases better health outcomes. This paper will provide a global perspective on competency approaches from different health care professions. It will focus on two case reports, describing the use of competency methodologies at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as supporting the internship and/or pre-registration training. Challenges and opportunities will be highlighted by addressing some of the key questions posed for this special edition.
Original languageEnglish
Article number146
Number of pages8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2019


  • Interprofessional
  • professional development
  • pharmacy education
  • competency framework
  • competency-based

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