Curricular mapping: process and product

Am J Pharm Educ. 2008 Oct 15;72(5):100. doi: 10.5688/aj7205100.


Curricular maps can be used to link ability-based outcomes (ABOs) and content to courses in PharmD curricula as one component of an overall assessment plan. Curricular maps can also be used to meet some of the requirements delineated by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, Standards 2007. Five steps can be followed to help ensure the successful production of a curricular map that both meets accreditation requirements and helps to inform curricular improvements. A case study is presented detailing how one college implemented a curricular mapping process that was subsequently used as data to inform curricular revisions.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum / standards*
  • Education, Pharmacy / methods
  • Education, Pharmacy / standards*
  • Educational Measurement / methods
  • Educational Measurement / standards*
  • Faculty / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Ohio
  • Program Development / methods
  • Program Development / standards*
  • Program Evaluation / methods
  • Program Evaluation / standards*
  • Schools, Pharmacy / organization & administration