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Am J Pharm Educ. 2008 Dec 15;72(6):145.

Effectiveness of human anatomy education for pharmacy students via the Internet.

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  • 1Pharmacy Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68178, USA. alimpach@creighton.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the overall effectiveness of a human anatomy course taught to distance-based and campus-based pharmacy students.

DESIGN:

A retrospective analysis of students' grades and course evaluations from 2003 through 2006 was conducted.

ASSESSMENT:

No significant differences in student performance by pathway were found for the 2003-2005 academic years (p > 0.05). However, distance-based students' percentage and letter grades were significantly higher in 2006 (p = 0.013 and p = 0.004 respectively). Comparison of course and instructor evaluations showed that students in the distance course held similar or more positive perceptions of the course than their campus peers.

CONCLUSIONS:

Similar performance by campus and distance students enrolled in a human anatomy suggests that a distance-based course can be used successfully to teach human anatomy to pharmacy students.

KEYWORDS:

Internet; distance education; human anatomy

PMID:
19325961
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PMCID:
PMC2661160
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