Mapping of the biomedical literature evaluation competencies based on pharmacy students’ feedback

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dc.contributor.author Nasser, Soumana C.
dc.contributor.author Saad, Aline Hanna
dc.contributor.author Karaoui, Lamis R.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-19T12:02:36Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-19T12:02:36Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-12-19
dc.identifier.issn 1472-6920 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6839
dc.description.abstract Background This study aims to map the learned curriculum based on students’ feedback regarding the biomedical literature evaluation competencies in a pharmacy curriculum, to evaluate teaching methods and to report students’ longitudinal self-assessment of their achievement of related learning outcomes as they progress from didactic to experiential courses. Methods The biomedical literature evaluation competencies were mapped in three courses delivered during different pharmacy professional years (PPY): Drug Information and Literature Evaluation (PHA421) offered in the second PPY, Pharmacoeconomics (PHA557) and Professional Pharmacy Practice Experience-Hospital/Drug Information Services (PHA570) offered in the third PPY. A unified survey was developed to collect information from students at the beginning and completion of these courses. Survey results were then compared to school assessment data of identified courses for triangulation of findings. Results Listed student learning outcomes are consistently achieved through all three courses with more assertion from the students at the completion of the applied experiential course PHA 570 (>90 % agree or strongly agree). In terms of delivery methods, 84 % of students perceived the benefits of active learning methods in reinforcing acquired skills and increasing confidence in knowledge and critical thinking in a less stressful learning environment. Results shown at the end of each course indicate a favorable student response from one course to the next where almost all students replied with ‘agree to strongly agree’ to survey questions assessing their readiness to critically evaluating trials (72 %, 96 % and 92 %) in PHA421, PHA557 and PHA570, respectively. Study findings are in congruence with school assessment database of the selected courses. Conclusion Formative assessment results demonstrated acquisition of required analytical skills, and completion of course learning outcomes as students progressed from introductory to advanced courses covering the biomedical literature component. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Mapping of the biomedical literature evaluation competencies based on pharmacy students’ feedback en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199231640 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200101817 en_US
dc.author.department Pharmacy Practice en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal BMC Medical Education en_US
dc.journal.volume 16 en_US
dc.article.pages 1-7 en_US
dc.keywords Assessment en_US
dc.keywords Student mapping en_US
dc.keywords Curriculum mapping en_US
dc.keywords Biomedical literature evaluation en_US
dc.keywords Learned curriculum en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-016-0583-7 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Nasser, S. C., Saad, A. H., & Karaoui, L. R. (2016). Mapping of the biomedical literature evaluation competencies based on pharmacy students’ feedback. BMC medical education, 16(1), 1-7. en_US
dc.author.email soumana.nasser@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.author.email lamis.karaoui@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://bmcmededuc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12909-016-0583-7 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4202-7116
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7857-7374
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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