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Page: 1511 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain

RELEVANCE OF THE TRAINING OF PHARMACISTS AS ELEMENT OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UNIVERSITY

P. Parra Cervantes1, R. Soto Vázquez1, C. Juárez Leticia1, A.X. Herrera1, B. Del Castillo2, M.C. Martín2, P. Bermejo2, I. Garduño Posadas1, C. Labastida López1, I. Muñoz López1, M.E. Gil-Alegre2

1Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MEXICO)
2Universidad Complutense de Madrid (SPAIN)
This exploratory, transversal and field study is only one phase of the tracking project of graduates of FES Zaragoza (UNAM, Mexico). The project allows to feedback the curriculum of the Pharmaceutical Biological Chemistry Degree (QFB), and to set the place in the labor market occupied by the graduates of this Institution, as well as to identify key areas of opportunity in professional fields, unexplored by graduates. Likewise, the identification of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values obtained during their training, indispensable in their professional development.

Track to graduates of Higher Education is a growing trend in countries seeking to improve the quality and relevance of Academic programs. Information systems provide inputs that are using the productive sector institutions, government and students to make decisions (Ministries of Education of Colombia, 2007). One of the biggest challenges is to maintain continuity of information because the graduates are not always available to update the data even though this can serve as a tool to analyze job offers.

Objective:
To explore, in a sample of a population of graduates of the QFB degree of the FES Zaragoza (UNAM) from different generations, the professional profile consistency with the labor market, by an instrument consisting of open and closed questions whose purpose is to know from the point of the professional exercise, their training, skills and performance.

Methodology:
105 questionnaires were evaluated. These questionnaires were applied to graduates from different areas, generations and work areas of Pharmacy Degree from the FES Zaragoza National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The questionnaire was rated on reliability in 25 questionnaires that serve as a pilot for the validation of the instrument which consists of 9 sections and 93 questions distributed in open questions (40 percent) and closed questions (60 percent). For the analysis of the results was used nonparametric statistics and SPSS software to validate the instrument and each of the answers.

Results:
The results of this pilot group show that the Degree is not an important factor to get the labor market, but gender, post-graduate studies and Graduate School are common important factors. On the other hand, the previous experience and foreign language knowledge are very important factors. The Degree has a greater impact on job satisfaction, economic security and personal development. However, earning money and status, social prestige and better job opportunities are not so important. The results are described in graphs and tables.

Conclusions:
It was obtained information about job performance and opinions about the curriculum, training in general, as well as the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that new graduates will need.
Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 11.0, It was determined the reliability of the instrument through an average value of Cronbach's alpha of 0.65. Then the instrument is valid, reliable and consistent.
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title = {RELEVANCE OF THE TRAINING OF PHARMACISTS AS ELEMENT OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UNIVERSITY},
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P. Parra Cervantes, R. Soto Vázquez, C. Juárez Leticia, A.X. Herrera, B. Del Castillo, M.C. Martín, P. Bermejo, I. Garduño Posadas, C. Labastida López, I. Muñoz López, M.E. Gil-Alegre (2013) RELEVANCE OF THE TRAINING OF PHARMACISTS AS ELEMENT OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UNIVERSITY, INTED2013 Proceedings, p. 1511.
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