Event Title

Applied Secondary Database Analysis Course in Pharmacy

Speaker's Credentials

PharmD, MS

Location

Atrium

Format

Poster

Start Date

21-1-2017 11:45 AM

End Date

21-1-2017 12:15 PM

Abstract

The College of Pharmacy offers a two-hour elective course that introduces students to secondary database analysis in clinical pharmacy. Within one semester, P3-students learned the skills to complete a basic research proposal and IRB application, create and analyze a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) sample dataset using SPSS, Inc., and developed an abstract and poster presentation. Studies were completed in groups of 2 to 4 students. Two student cohorts (from 2013 and 2014) were followed. At the end of the 2014-semester, an IRB-approved survey was administered to assess levels of confidence in doing research-related activities. All or a majority of the 2014 semester students (n=12) strongly agreed/agreed about feeling confident in navigating the NHANES database, using SPSS software, conducting basic statistics, considering a future career in research, and now having a competitive advantage in pursuing a residency position. Half or less of respondents felt very confident about writing a basic research proposal with inclusion criteria, completing an IRB application, and conducting data manipulation. All student groups completed their studies within a semester and disseminated their results in local or forums. Five of the groups delivered a poster presentation at a national clinical conference. These research-related skills are transferable to clinical settings and academic, and post-graduate training. Future courses must reinforce learning in skills where students feel less confident.

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Applied Secondary Database Analysis Course in Pharmacy

Atrium

The College of Pharmacy offers a two-hour elective course that introduces students to secondary database analysis in clinical pharmacy. Within one semester, P3-students learned the skills to complete a basic research proposal and IRB application, create and analyze a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) sample dataset using SPSS, Inc., and developed an abstract and poster presentation. Studies were completed in groups of 2 to 4 students. Two student cohorts (from 2013 and 2014) were followed. At the end of the 2014-semester, an IRB-approved survey was administered to assess levels of confidence in doing research-related activities. All or a majority of the 2014 semester students (n=12) strongly agreed/agreed about feeling confident in navigating the NHANES database, using SPSS software, conducting basic statistics, considering a future career in research, and now having a competitive advantage in pursuing a residency position. Half or less of respondents felt very confident about writing a basic research proposal with inclusion criteria, completing an IRB application, and conducting data manipulation. All student groups completed their studies within a semester and disseminated their results in local or forums. Five of the groups delivered a poster presentation at a national clinical conference. These research-related skills are transferable to clinical settings and academic, and post-graduate training. Future courses must reinforce learning in skills where students feel less confident.