Integration of an online simulated prescription analysis into undergraduate pharmacy teaching using supplemental and replacement models

Leon Zlotos, Ian Thompson, Anne C. Boyter

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Abstract

To describe student use and perceptions of online simulated prescription analysis following integration of supplemental and replacement models into pharmacy practice teaching. Strathclyde Computerized Randomized Interactive Prescription Tutor (SCRIPT) is a simulated prescription analysis tool designed to support a pharmacy practice competency class. In 2008-2009, SCRIPT scenarios were released to coincide with timetabled teaching as the supplemental model. In 2009-2010, SCRIPT also replaced one-sixth of the taught component of the class as the replacement model. Student use and performance were compared, and their perceptions were documented. In both cohorts, the majority of use (over 70%) occurred immediately before assessments. Remote access decreased from 6409 (supplemental) to 3782 (replacement) attempts per 100 students. There was no difference in student performance between the cohorts, Students reported group and individual use and 4 targeted approaches using SCRIPT.
E-learning can reduce the staff time in pharmacy practice teaching without affecting student performance. SCRIPT permits flexible learning that suits student preferences.
Original languageEnglish
Article number37
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Volume79
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2015

Keywords

  • competency-based teaching
  • web-based learning
  • simulation
  • pharmacy education
  • e-learning

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