The impact of elective active-learning courses in pregnancy/Lactation and Pediatric Pharmacotherapy
The impact of elective active-learning courses in pregnancy/Lactation and Pediatric Pharmacotherapy is a 2012 journal article written in English by Elliott J.P., Koerner P.H., Heasley J., Kamal K.M. and published in American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
Objective. To implement and evaluate the impact of 2 elective courses, Pregnancy & Lactation and Pediatrics on student acquisition of knowledge and development of lifelong learning skills related to these special populations. Design. Two 3-credit elective courses were implemented using various student-driven learning techniques, such as case-based exercises, group presentations, pro-con debates, and pharmacist "grab bag" questions. Strong emphasis was placed on medication literature retrieval and analysis, and a wiki was used to create an electronic resource for longitudinal use. Assessment. Pre- and post-course tests showed significant improvement in knowledge related to pregnancy, lactation, and pediatrics. Pre- and post-course confidence and ratings on satisfaction survey tools also revealed significant improvement in several domains relating to lifelong-learning skills, knowledge related to medication use within these special populations, use of technology to enhance learning, and overall course design. Conclusion. The combination of student-directed learning techniques used in 2 pediatric-concentration courses is an effective teaching model.
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