Marion Pearson

About the Educator

Phone: 604-822-4933
Fax: 604-822-3035


Degree: M.A. (Higher Education)
Institution: University of British Columbia
Year: 2008
Degree: Certificate on Teaching in Higher Education
Institution: University of British Columbia
Year: 1999
Degree: Residency in Community Pharmacy
Institution: University of British Columbia
Year: 1983
Degree: B.Sc. Pharm
Institution: University of British Columbia
Year: 1982

Current Positions

Position: Senior Instructor, Division of Pharmacy Practice
Position: Academic Advisor
Position: PhD student, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education

Previous Positions

Position: Senior Instructor
Period: 1997-Current
Position: Instructor
Period: 1992-1997
Position: Lecturer
Period: 1986-1991
Position: Clinical Instructor
Period: 1986-1986
Position: Lecturer
Period: 1983-1985

Major Awards

Name: Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Pharmaceutical Education
Year: 1992
Name: Killam Teaching Prize
Year: 1995
Name: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Teaching Award
Year: 2008

About The Course

Phar 202

This is a 1st year laboratory and tutorial course designed to help students learn some of the introductory legal, technical and professional aspects of drug distribution and providing pharmaceutical care to patients. Practical knowledge and skills are emphasized. The laboratory portion of the course takes place in a simulated pharmacy, where students act the part of the pharmacist, dealing with patient-specific tasks such as receiving and filling prescriptions, managing computerized records, detecting and resolving drug therapy problems, and communicating with patients and physicians. The tutorials portion of the course provides opportunities for more in-depth learning in topics such as pharmaceutical arithmetic and communication skills.

Learning Environment

My course emphasizes the development of practical knowledge and skills, through learning in an interactive, collegial environment. Practice, constructive feedback, authentic assessment and self-reflection are all essential components to successful learning that I incorporate into my approach to teaching.

Selected Publications

  • Pearson M, Andres L. Rural job location decisions of pharmacy graduates. Am J Pharm Educ, 2009; in press.
  • Hubball H, Pearson M. Curriculum leadership portfolios: Enhancing scholarly approaches to undergraduate program reform. Transformative Dialogues, 2009; in press.

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