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Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2014 Feb;113(2):682-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2013.11.006. Epub 2013 Nov 20.

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

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1
Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; Information Technology Office, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.
2
Department of Pharmacy, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.
3
Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.
4
Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address: ctliu@tmu.edu.tw.

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.

KEYWORDS:

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

PMID:
24315478
DOI:
10.1016/j.cmpb.2013.11.006
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