A European competence framework for industrial pharmacy practice in biotechnology

Atkinson, Jeffrey, Crowley, Pat, de Paepe, Kristien, Gennery, Brian, Koster, Andries, Martini, Luigi, Moffat, Vivien, Nicholson, Jane, Pauwels, Gunther, Ronsisvalle, Giuseppe, Sousa, Vitor, van Schravendijk, Chris and Wilson, Keith (2015). A European competence framework for industrial pharmacy practice in biotechnology. Pharmacy, 3 (3), pp. 101-128.

Abstract

Project Report: The PHAR-IN ("Competences for industrial pharmacy practice in biotechnology") looked at whether there is a difference in how industrial employees and academics rank competences for practice in the biotechnological industry. A small expert panel consisting of the authors of this paper produced a biotechnology competence framework by drawing up an initial list of competences then ranking them in importance using a three-stage Delphi process. The framework was next evaluated and validated by a large expert panel of academics (n = 37) and industrial employees (n = 154). Results show that priorities for industrial employees and academics were similar. The competences for biotechnology practice that received the highest scores were mainly in: . "Research and Development", . "Upstream" and "Downstream" Processing', " . "Product development and formulation", " . "Aseptic processing", ."Analytical methodology", . "Product stability", and . "Regulation". The main area of disagreement was in the category "Ethics and drug safety" where academics ranked competences higher than did industrial employees.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy3030101
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Pharmacy
Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Applied Health Research Group
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Uncontrolled Keywords: education,pharmacy,industry,Europe,biotechnology
Full Text Link: http://www.mdpi.com/2226-4787/3/3/101
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Published Date: 2015-07-29
Authors: Atkinson, Jeffrey
Crowley, Pat
de Paepe, Kristien
Gennery, Brian
Koster, Andries
Martini, Luigi
Moffat, Vivien
Nicholson, Jane
Pauwels, Gunther
Ronsisvalle, Giuseppe
Sousa, Vitor
van Schravendijk, Chris
Wilson, Keith

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