An Elective Course on Antimicrobial Stewardship
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
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American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Objective. To implement an antimicrobial stewardship (AS) elective course for second-year and third-year pharmacy students and to assess its impact on students’ perceptions regarding the application of AS principles.
Design. A 2-credit elective course focusing on principles of AS incorporated prelecture didactic recordings with primary literature and guideline-based reading assignments, in-class active-learning group work and student-led presentations, and student-generated examination items.
Assessment. Perceptions were assessed by precourse and postcourse survey items. Graded course assessments included completion of preclass assignments (readings, prerecorded lecture and writing assessment items), in-class active participation and group presentations, a midpoint examination, and a final examination.
Conclusion. An AS-themed elective course in a doctor of pharmacy curriculum incorporating preclass, self-directed learning and in-class group-based active-learning strategies positively impacted students’ perceived understanding of AS strategies.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Gauthier, Timothy P; Sherman, Elizabeth M.; and Unger, Nathan R., "An Elective Course on Antimicrobial Stewardship" (2015). Faculty Articles. 214.