Journal of Basic and Applied Research International
 

Journal of Basic and Applied Research International, ISSN No. : 2395-3438 (Print), 2395-3446 (Online), Vol.: 24, Issue.: 2

Short Communication

PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE WEAKNESSES IN PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COSTA RICA

 

LUIS JIMENEZ HERRERA1*, ARLENE LORIA GUTIERREZ1, LUIS ROJAS CESPEDES1 AND NIEN TZU WENG1

1INIFAR-Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica.

Abstracts

Introduction: In the complex educational process involved different actors interacting in a given context and that is why different models and strategies try to explain and address the causes that affect student academic performance.

Methodology: Based on the results of the research that found the main causes that prolong the studies in Pharmacy at the University of Costa Rica (UCR), a proposal to address the identified weaknesses is constructed through a workshop.

Results: The proposal is built with the participation of the main stakeholders in the process and considers activities to improve student´s aspects before the admission and during the university period, also to improve some aspects of the work of the teachers and the curriculum.

Conclusion: Given the multifactorial nature of the educational process, this study is important because it recognizes that there are deficiencies that must be addressed, that is why a proposal was constructed based on the main causes or weaknesses identified, which seeks to resolve the prolonged permanence of students.

Keywords :

Proposal; permanence; students; pharmacy; university; education.