Application of the PPCP for Developing Student Problem Skills in a PharmSci Course

January 26, 2023
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. EST

Hosted by the Pharmaceutics Section

This webinar discusses the design and implementation of dosage forms-based patient problem-solving sessions for first-year pharmacy students. In these sessions, concepts of dosage forms and drug delivery are applied in the context of systematic patient problem-solving using the PPCP. The roles of individuals, teams, facilitators, scaffolding and critical thinking will be included in the discussion.


  1. Describe how the PPCP can be employed by first-year pharmacy students, with appropriate guidance and scaffolding, to explain and resolve medication-related problems. 
  2. Describe dosage forms and administration considerations for resolving medication-related problems for a patient with dysphagia, a patient with a G-tube, and a patient with COPD 
  3. Describe how individuals and teams can make their problem-solving and critical thinking visible in PCPP-base problem-solving exercises.
  4. Describe an approach for multi-campus facilitation of PPCP-based problem-solving exercises.
  5. Develop an appreciation for how pharmaceutics fits into the overall framework of patient care, with a glimpse into its role in professional identity formation. 


Lipika Chablani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Wegmans School of Pharmacy, St. John Fisher University


Cary Mobley, RPh, PhD
University of Florida College of Pharmacy 
Pharmaceutics Department