About ECTS certificate
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, is pleased to announce that you have an opportunity to get a certificate for 2 ECTS at the end of the 21st EPSA Summer University.
This can be applied at your home University. To receive the certificate, you need to follow these steps:
- Only questions from the ECTS workshops will be on the Final Examination. There will be 3 multiple choice questions from each workshop you attended. The minimal passing score for the exam will be 55 %.
- The exam will be evaluated by the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana.
- Results will be available later the same day. You will receive the ECTS Certificate on the departures day.
- All exams will be stored at the Faculty of Pharmacy, the University of Ljubljana for one year.
Register for the Final Examination before the event. The link will be provided on the 10th of July and the deadline to register will be on the 20th of July.
Have a 100% attendance at educational programme.
Attend at least 5 ECTS workshops. You can choose between all the workshops that are marked with the ECTS sticker on the timetable.
Listen and actively participate in workshops.
Pass the Final Examination, which is scheduled from 4.30 to 5.00 pm on Saturday, 20th of July.
Good to know
During the Summer University a variety of parallel sessions each tackling the main topic from a different perspective, are held for students to choose from.
Workshops are interactive sessions on the main topic of the Summer University.
Trainings of soft skills are participant focused interactive sessions facilitated by EPSA Trainers. The trainers plan the framework from the session, which is then shaped by the inputs of the participants. Trainings usually focus on the soft skills, personal competences that can be developed and strengthened (e.g. communication or stress management skills).
As part of the Summer University, a public campaign will be held, reaching the general public and will be aimed at raising awareness about current health issues. In the morning, there will be courses and workshops where students will first learn about the topic itself. In the afternoon, we will take the streets of Portorož and Piran and inform people about the topic.
We have all participated in teams, but the culture of healthcare has long emphasized solo acts.
The nurse acts apart from the physician, who is unaware of the physical therapist's role. Meanwhile, the pharmacist fails to communicate with members of the medical office staff. As future pharmacists, our main goal is to provide the best therapy for the patient. However, we can not achieve this alone, but only by working together as a team with other healthcare professionals. Or, if we paraphrase in Isaac Newton words: "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
So, what is interprofessional collaboration and what are the benefits?
Interprofessional collaboration is defined as "when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, caregivers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care." It is based on the concept that when providers consider each other's perspective, including that of the patient, they can deliver better care.
It has been well documented that implementing collaborative interprofessional practices promotes greater patient satisfaction, improved efficiency, and enhanced job satisfaction among healthcare professionals. It has been also shown that collaboration improve patient outcomes such as reducing preventable adverse drug reactions, decreasing morbidity and mortality rates and optimizing medication dosages.
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