Learning Process

Since its inception in 2010, FKIK UMY Pharmacy Program in the implementation of its undergraduate education program uses PBL (Problem Based Learning) method. PBL method with the criteria of SPICES (Student centred, Problem based, Integrated, Community oriented, SMO and Systematic), aims to prepare students as lifelong learner or lifelong learners so that in the future have been trained to face the problems and how to solve them.

As in the method of PBL teaching and learning activities include:

  • Tutorial

The tutorial is a small group discussion where each group consists of about 10-15 students and is assisted by a tutor who serves as a facilitator. The tutor will assist students in the discussion to achieve the learning objectives without having to intervene much discussion and provide lengthy explanation in order to better understand the clinical reasons for solving problems, in the discussion of students using the method or the seven jump step combined with CBL (Case Based Learning)

  • Lecture

Lectures in the PBL method aim to support the scenario module and provide the conceptual, up-to-date and add to the enrichment of knowledge for students, so that the allocation of lecture time can also provide an opportunity for students to be active.

  • Pharmacy Practicum

Praktikum aims in addition to improving the understanding of knowledge that has been obtained also to increase the skills of students working in the laboratory. The practicum activities in each of these Blocks support modules and scenarios.

  • Pharmacy Skills Practicum

The Pharmacy Skills Practicum aims to train students’ pharmacy skills using existing learning models. This activity is carried out early, continuous and integrated in every block. It should be noted that the pharmacy skills learned and trained in the skills laboratory is one of the core competencies of pharmacy education, so that students need to practice continuously to master a defined competence at each stage of learning both during scheduled and non-scheduled work hours, with or without the help of the instructor.

  • Early Pharmaceutical Exposure (EPHE)

Early Pharmaceutical Exposure (EphE) aims to provide real and up-to-date learning experiences in Puskesmas, Traditional Medicine Industries, Pharmacies and Hospitals so that they can see and compare between campus conditions and field conditions. This Ephe activity is held 8 times spread in the implementation of Blocks 5, 7, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21

  • Expert Consultation

Expert consultation is carried out when there is a problem or difficulty in tutorial discussion, consultation time can be on lecture or out of lecture according to agreement between student with expert. The person in charge of the Block will inform the expert designated for the expert consultation.

  • Learn to be independent

Self-directed learning or self directed learning is one of the main criteria of PBL learning success to prepare students as lifelong learner.

  • Plenary Discussion

This learning activity in the form of classical plenary discussion by taking the topic of one of the problems in the scenario that is considered the most interesting and uptodate implemented once every semester. Plenary discussion is useful as a medium to train students’ courage to discuss on a large scale, to argue, to ask, to speak English and to practice critical thinking.

  • English Hours

English hours is a student activity under the guidance and coordination of lecturers that are arranged in such a way in order to improve the ability of students in English.