Reasons Why Students of the School of Pharmacy Shift to Another Course

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Reasons Why Students of the School of Pharmacy Shift to Another Course

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REASONS WHY STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY SHIFT TO ANOTHER COURSE

CHAPTER 1

The Problem and It’s Background

Introduction

Pharmacy is a course concentrating on drugs and patient care. With rapid advances being made in medicine, it is necessary for pharmacy students to encounter more pressure in studying and to be life-long learners after graduating from pharmacy school.

Motivation is a psychological concept that refers to a person’s willingness to put effort in order to achieve educational goals and it is necessary in being sure of what you want. But there are cases that student’s motivation is degraded because they don’t want what they’re doing or taking up.

There are maybe factors or reasons why students choose their course they didn’t want it at first but with this factors and reasons it may lead to the confusion of students during the period of that course and decides to shift. If you have decided to change because you don’t enjoy your current course, then you should be absolutely certain that you’ll enjoy the course you’re moving to. You should also be aware that changing course has significant negative consequences, you have to be certain that the change is worth it.

Our aim is to know the different factors that affect the decision making of the students why they shift course after a year or two in pharmacy school. The researchers have chosen this study to know the reason why there are students shifting to other course in their early years or their later years. The researchers wanted to know what are the reasons as to why there are students, even though they know that is hard, still keep on going. Maybe the researchers might be able to postulate a better course outline that the students might be comfortable with.

With this in mind, the researchers decided to create a survey so they can gather and come up with insight applicable to the students of Centro Escolar University Manila, School of Pharmacy.

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