Competency-based education (CBE) Implementation

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Course Level
ECTS credits
1,5 ECTS
Course location(s)
Utrecht, The Netherlands
A pharmacy classroom at Utrecht University


A competency-based education (CBE) approach has been advocated in healthcare professions education worldwide. However, the implementation of a CBE approach in pharmacy education poses several challenges, especially in a formal university education setting. This programme aims to support pharmacy leaders and educators implement CBE models/aspects in their local settings with sessions assisting CBE implementation plans and practical examples from successful models.

The programme will be a mix of lectures and workshops, active participation by attendees is expected.

Day to Day Documents



  • Dr Naoko Arakawa, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham (UK)
  • Dr Andries Koster, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
  • Prof Pierre Moreau, Professor, College of Pharmacy, Kuwait University (Kuwait)
  • Prof Kirsten Galbraith, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Education, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University (Australia)
  • Prof Aukje Mantel-Teeuwisse, Professor of Pharmacy and Global Health, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)

Target audience

 Pharmacy education leaders and educators (education leaders, and course coordinators and developers)

Aim of the course

At the end of the CBE summer course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the concepts of competency and CBE in pharmacy education and workforce development
  • Understand key aspects of CBE implementation in pharmacy education
  • Identify individual progress, challenges, and drivers in CBE adoption and implementation
  • Develop a CBE implementation plan to support local implementation of CBE


  • Course fee: €1100.00
  • Included: Course + course materials + lunch

The registration fee includes lunches, tea/coffee breaks, dinner on the first and last evenings, and Utrecht local transportation card. 

Places are limited to a maximum of 20 attendees. Attendees are responsible for arranging their own (inter)national transportation to the venue and accommodation for the duration of the summer course. If we don’t receive enough participants to run the programme, we will cancel the course and the registration fee will be refunded when cancellation occurs.

An early bird discount of € 200 applies to those who complete their registration by 24 May 2024. The discount will be applied upon acceptance.