Faculty Articles

Title

Teaching Research Skills to Student Pharmacists in One Semester: An Applied Research Elective

ISBN or ISSN

1553-6467

Publication Title

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Volume

81

Issue

1

Publication Date / Copyright Date

2-25-2017

First Page

16

Last Page

16

Publisher

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

DOI Number

10.5688/ajpe81116

Abstract

Objectives. To implement and assess the effectiveness of a 15-week applied research elective that introduced students to secondary database analysis in clinical pharmacy.

Design. In small groups, students learned, planned, developed and completed a secondary database study to answer an original research question. During one semester, they completed a basic research proposal and Institutional Review Board application, created and analyzed a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) sample dataset, and reported the results in an abstract and poster presentation.

Assessment. All deliverables resulted in high grades. Mean scores on a survey conducted following completion of the course revealed that students strongly agreed or agreed that they had high levels of confidence about performing research-related tasks. Eight student groups delivered poster presentations at professional conferences.

Conclusions. Within one semester, student pharmacists with no or little research experience completed original research projects that contributed to pharmacy practice knowledge. They felt highly confident doing research-related tasks, and successfully disseminated their studies beyond the classroom.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Curriculum, Databases, Factual, Education, Pharmacy, Educational Measurement, Ethics, Research, Faculty, Pharmacy, Female, Humans, Information Dissemination, Male, Students, Pharmacy, Young Adult

Peer Reviewed

Find in your library

Share

 
COinS