School of Pharmacy

The University of Mississippi

Curriculum Transformation Timeline and Competencies

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by trippsop

Curriculum Transformation Timeline

The following graphic represents our journey so far, as well as a projected timeline for the new curriculum’s implementation.



















At the beginning of 2015, the Curriculum Transformation Subcommittee drafted several student competencies that we will use to shape our new curriculum. The competencies are listed as follows:

  • Demonstrate medication expertise by developing, integrating, and applying knowledge from foundational and clinical sciences.
  • Communicate effectively with individuals from varying educational, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds including patients, other health care professionals, and the public.
  • Provide patient care by ensuring safe dispensing of medications, performing accurate individualized calculations, appropriately making pharmacotherapy decisions, and properly documenting patient encounters.
  • Develop reflective practices and take personal responsibility for professional development.
  • Engender an engaging, respectful team approach to health care.
  • Design preventive, interventional, and educational strategies to promote health and wellness, and to manage acute and chronic disease as a health care provider.
  • Effectively use pharmacy practice technology to optimize safety and efficacy of medication use systems.
  • Develop and participate in population-based strategies to address risk reduction, health disparities, and safe and effective medication use.