Two study programs at the Faculty of Pharmacy UGM earned recognition from the German international accreditation agency, ASIIN. The two study programs are S1 Pharmacy and S1 Clinical Pharmacy.
“The S1 Pharmacy Study Program and the Clinical Pharmacy Master Program have been accredited internationally by ASIIN since July 2020,” said Prof. Apt., Agung Endro Nugroho, M.Sc., Ph.D., as the Dean of the UGM Faculty of Pharmacy in delivering the Dean’s Annual Report at the Senate Open Meeting of the 74th Anniversary of the UGM Faculty of Pharmacy which was held online on Tuesday (29/9).
The acquisition of international accreditation shows that the quality of education and teaching has based on international standards. Agung said that since 2017, the S1 Pharmacy study program has implemented an output-based education system or Outcome Based Education (OBE) and leads to the Pharmacist Profession.
In the 2017 curriculum, there was an update on learning methods characterized by soft skill integration. Extracurricular activities are integrated into the curriculum as much as four credits. Meanwhile, there are seven credits of exposure to global competencies in co-curricular activities, including character education, English language skills, English for pharmacy, leadership, ethics, professionalism, public speaking, and socio-entrepreneurship.
“In 2020, the UGM Pharmacy Study Program is planning to improve the implementation of the 2017 curriculum with the Independence Learning Campus Freedom policy from the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia,” he explained.
Despite the education sector, Agung also submitted a report on the last year’s achievements in other fields. Some of them are research, publication, finance, human resources, assets, community service, and cooperation.
In that opportunity, after submitting the Dean’s report, there was also a scientific oration delivered by the President Director of PT. Kimia Farma, Verdi Budidarmo. He explained scientific oration associated with the strategic role of pharmacists in the industry in the era of the industrial revolution 4.0
Translator: Natasa A