Evaluating an online pharmaceutical education system for pharmacy interns in critical care settings

Yu Ting Yeh, Hsiang Yin Chen, Kuei Ju Cheng, Ssu An Hou, Yu Hsuan Yen, Chien Tsai Liu

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Abstract

Incorporating electronic learning (eLearning) system into professional experimental programs such as pharmacy internships is a challenge. However, none of the current systems can fully support the unique needs of clinical pharmacy internship. In this study we enhanced a commercial eLearning system for clinical pharmacy internship (The Clinical Pharmacy Internship eLearning System, CPIES). The KAP questionnaire was used to evaluate the performance of group A with the traditional teaching model and group B with the CPIES teaching model. The CPIES teaching model showed significant improvement in interns' knowledge and practice (p= 0.002 and 0.031, respectively). The traditional teaching model only demonstrated significant improvement in practice (p= 0.011). Moreover, professionalism, such as attitudes on cooperating with other health professionals, is developed by learning from a good mentor. The on-line teaching and traditional teaching methods should undoubtedly be blended in a complete teaching model in order to improve learners' professional knowledge, facilitate correct attitude, and influence good practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-689
Number of pages8
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Volume113
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

Keywords

  • Clinical pharmacy
  • eLearning
  • Internet learning
  • KAP
  • System evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Health Informatics

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