Turning 71, Faculty of Pharmacy UGM keeps working toward providing a good example for other pharmaceutical institutions by making various improvements. Although it has produced many graduates and achievements, Faculty of Pharmacy UGM continues to improve it services in education and administration.
Therefore, in academic year 2017/2018, the beginning of curriculum 2017 implementation, education based on learning outcomes leading to pharmacist profession is enacted for the bachelor programme. This curriculum is characterised with integration of soft skills as a form of learning and assessment methods renewal.
Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy Prof Dr Agung Endro Nugroho, M. Si., Apt. said that the new curriculum also integrates extracurricular activities which worth 4 credits to the curriculum and global competence exposure worth 7 credits in a form of co-curricular activities divided into 7 semesters. This includes character building, English communication skills, English for Pharmacy, ethics and leadership, professionalism, public speaking, and socio-entrepreneurship, as well as 4 credits for inter-professional education in a form of interdisciplinary courses.
To support and improve the pharmacist qualification level, Faculty of Pharmacy UGM provides computer laboratory for computer-based test Ujian Kompetensi Apoteker Indonesia abbreviated UKAI (pharmacist competence exam). The CBT laboratory with 80-student capacity is one of the few CBT laboratories owned by universities in Indonesia.
“Later we have to also provide facilities and other means to support OSCE exam for the students of Pharmacist Education Programme. Meanwhile in developing asset, Faculty of Pharmacy UGM is chosen as one of the institutions which receive supports from JICA Japan 2018-2021. The support is allocated for building and learning facility renewal as well as Advanced Pharmaceutical Science Laboratory,” he explained in his annual report.
UGM Rector Prof Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng. who attends the event hopes Faculty of Pharmacy at its mature age can contribute more to the nation and UGM. The Rector is proud of various achievements accomplished by Faculty of Pharmacy UGM.
“We are proud of the achievements accomplished and the contribution to UGM’s vision and mission because without the faculty’s achievements, it is impossible for UGM to accomplish extraordinary achievements,” he said.
The Rector is grateful for the supports from Faculty of Pharmacy and other faculties as this year 2017 UGM is declared as the best university in Indonesia. In addition to that, UGM along with Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) and Universitas Indonesia (UI) is ranked in the top 500 best universities in the world.
“When we were announced by Times Higher Education in the beginning of this month, only three universities UGM, ITB, and UI are included in that group,” he added.