Evaluation of Numeracy Skills in First Year Pharmacy Undergraduates 1999-2005

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There is growing concern within the profession of pharmacy regarding the numerical competency of students completing their undergraduate studies. In this 7 year study, the numerical competency of first year pharmacy undergraduate students at the School of Pharmacy, Queen's University Belfast, was assessed both on entry to the MPharm degree and after completion of a basic numeracy course during the first semester of Level 1. The results suggest that students are not retaining fundamental numeracy concepts initially taught at secondary level education, and that the level of ability has significantly decreased over the past 7 years. Keywords: Numeracy; calculations; MPharm; assessment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages7
JournalPharmacy Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

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  • Pharmaceutical Science


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